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Author McClelland, Cary, author.

Title Silicon City : San Francisco in the long shadow of the valley / Cary McClelland.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  330.9794 MCC    Check Shelf
Edition First Edition.
Description xx, 242 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Summary San Francisco is changing at warp speed. Famously home to artists and activists, and known as the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ movement, in recent decades the Bay Area has been reshaped by Silicon Valley, the engine of the new American economy. The richer the region gets, the more unequal and less diverse it becomes, and cracks in the city's facade--rapid gentrification, an epidemic of evictions, rising crime, atrophied public institutions--have started to show. Inspired by Studs Terkel's classic works of oral history, writer and filmmaker Cary McClelland spent several years interviewing people at the epicenter of the recent change, from venture capitalists and coders to politicians and protesters, from native sons and daughters to the city's newest arrivals. The crisp and vivid stories of Silicon City's diverse cast capture San Francisco as never before.
Subject Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.) -- Economic conditions.
Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.) -- Social conditions.
High technology industries -- California -- History.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Cities and towns -- Effect of technological innovations on. (OCoLC)fst00861769
Sociology, Urban. (OCoLC)fst01123961
California -- San Francisco. (OCoLC)fst01204481
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY).
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban.
ISBN 9780393608793 hardcover
0393608794 hardcover
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