San Francisco and the left coast

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dc.contributor.editor Cartier, C
dc.contributor.editor Lew, AA 2012-02-02T03:33:31Z 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation Seductions of Place, 2005, 1, pp. 148 - 169
dc.identifier.isbn 0-415-19219-6
dc.identifier.other B1UNSUBMIT en_US
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.
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.title San Francisco and the left coast
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Seductions of Place
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Oxon, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 148 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 169 en_US FASS.A/DR&D China Research Centre en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 105465
dc.percentage 100 en_US Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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