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…  See more details below

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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)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Maps
List of Photographs
Preface
Introduction1
1The Fruited Valley13
2The Fruit Industry Workforce at High Tide: A Wave of Militancy Hits the Valley48
3War and Cold War Shape the Valley: The Birth of a Metropolis and the Death of Union Democracy81
4Toward Silicon Valley112
5New Immigrants and Silicon Valley: Struggles, Successes, and Transformations147
6The Valley as "Feminist Capital of the Nation"183
7The Global Economy on the Home Front: A Tale of Two Valleys226
Afterword256
Notes259
Index299

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