San Francisco and the left coast

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dc.contributor.author Cartier, Carolyn en_US
dc.contributor.editor Cartier, Carolyn; Lew, Alan A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T03:33:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T03:33:31Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier 2010006040 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cartier Carolyn 2005, 'San Francisco and the left coast', in NA (ed.), Routledge, Oxon, UK, pp. 148-169. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0-415-19219-6 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/14423
dc.description.abstract In a review of television specials set in San Francisco, cultural critic and college professor Stephen McCauley (1998) writes about the city as a place of myth and legend. His students claim having spent past lives there, a mode of orientation he finds otherwise reserved for places like "ancient Egypt, Machu Picchu, Petra; rose-red city half as old as time." He observes, "San Francisco has achieved mythic status among the disillusioned and disenfranchised from all over. Surrounded by water and frequently shrouded in fog, it has become, in our collective imaginations, a kind of real-world Oz"-a fantastical place where people actually live. Continuing the metaphors, he evaluates the public television documentary "The Castro" as a neighborhood history of a marginalized group whose community has become so successful that many of its businesses cater to tourists; the whole neighborhood "has taken on something like a theme-park atmosphere: Gayworld." Perhaps what disorients McCauley is the sight of people at leisure on these streets-just as likely they're not tourists. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title San Francisco and the left coast en_US
dc.parent Seductions of Place en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Oxon, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 148 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 169 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.A/DR&D China Research Centre en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
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dc.personcode 105465 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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