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Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture

Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Brook, James
Edited by Carlsson, Chris
By Peters, Nancy J.

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San Francisco is not alone in being transformed according to the dictates of the global economy. But San Franciscans are unusual in their readiness to confront the corporate agenda for their city.

ISBN 9780872863354
Barcode 9780872863354
Published 1 February 1998 by City Lights Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780872863354
ISBN-10 0872863352
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Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher City Lights Books
Imprint City Lights Books
Publication Date 1 February 1998
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Brook, James
Edited by Carlsson, Chris
By Peters, Nancy J.
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Number of Pages 355
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 440g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress San Francisco (Calif.) - History, San Francisco (Calif.) - Social life and customs, San Francisco (Calif.) - Politics and government, Arts - California - San Francisco - History
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 979.461
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Reclaiming San Francisco is an anthology of fresh appraisals of the contrarian spirit of the city-a spirit resistant to authority or control. The official story of San Francisco is one of progress, development, and growth. But there are other, unofficial, San Francisco stories, often shrouded in myth and in danger of being forgotten, and they are told here: stories of immigrants and minorities, sailors and waterfront workers, and poets, artists, and neighborhood activists-along with the stories of speculators, land-grabbers, and the land itself that need to be told differently. Contributors include historians, geographers, poets, novelists, artists, art historians, photographers, journalists, citizen activists, an architect, and an anthropologist. Passionate about the city, they want San Francisco to be more itself and less like the city of office towers, chain stores, theme parks, and privatized public services and property that appears to be its immediate fate. San Francisco is not alone in being transformed according to the dictates of the global economy. But San Franciscans are unusual in their readiness to confront the corporate agenda for their city.

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Author's Bio

Urban historian, founder of the magazine Processsed World, and creator of the acclaimed CD-ROM Shaping San Francisco. He was a contributing editor of Bad Attitude: Processed World Anthology (Verso), Reclaiming San Francisco (City Lights Books), and Critical Mass: Bicycling's Defiant Celebration(AK Press).

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