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

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November 2002



What accounts for the growing income inequalities in Silicon Valley, despite huge technological and economic strides? Why have the once-powerful labor unions declined in their influence? This book examines these questions from a fresh perspective: that provided by the history of women in Silicon Valley in the twentieth century.


Glenna Matthews is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent book is American Women's History: A Student Companion.


"Matthews has added an indispensable contribution to the growing list of books about California's Silicon Valley. Her historical analysis of the area's development provides valuable context for understanding the valley's more recent social, economic, and demographic changes. By casting a focus on women in local society, Matthews has added a dimension mostly ignored by other authors. This is a must read for anyone interested in the origins and recent history of Silicon Valley." - Al Camarillo, Stanford University "Despite the rhetoric of the 'new' economy, gender-based wage discrimination and other 'old' inequities still persist. By exploding the myths surrounding the high-tech industry, Glenna Matthews sends a powerful message that while some women are lucky enough to be living their 'California Dream' the vast majority struggle just to earn a living." - Amy B. Dean, Executive Officer, South Bay AFL-CIO
EAN: 9780804747967
ISBN: 0804747962
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2002
Seitenanzahl: 336 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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