Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, and Opportunity in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1 by Glenna Matthews | 9780804747967 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, and Opportunity in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, and Opportunity in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Glenna Matthews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804747962

ISBN-13: 9780804747967

Pub. Date: 11/20/2002

Publisher: Stanford University Press

The story of immigrant women's lives and expectations are described in this study set in San Jose, California and Santa Clara County. Originating as the author's doctoral thesis (in 1977 from Stanford U.), Matthews draws on interviews as well as archival sources to describe women's lives and work in the canneries and other parts of the fruit industry, the defense

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The story of immigrant women's lives and expectations are described in this study set in San Jose, California and Santa Clara County. Originating as the author's doctoral thesis (in 1977 from Stanford U.), Matthews draws on interviews as well as archival sources to describe women's lives and work in the canneries and other parts of the fruit industry, the defense industry during WWII, and eventually in the high-tech industries. Prominent issues are immigration, unions, and the notion of Santa Clara County as the "Feminist Capital of the Nation" because of the high number of women elected there. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804747967
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
11/20/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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