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Auteur: Brook, James
Titel: Reclaiming San Francisco
Sub titel: History, politics & culture

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.
1998, 356 pag., Euro 17,15
City Lights Books, San Francisco, ISBN 872863352


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