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Author Talk: Richard A. Walker - Pictures of a Gone City

Meet Professor Richard A. Walker and hear about his new book, Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This exploration begins by tracing the concentration of IT in Greater Silicon Valley and the resulting growth in start-ups, jobs, and wealth. This is followed by a look at the new working class of color and the millions earning poverty wages. The middle chapters survey the urban scene, including the housing bubble and the newly exploded metropolis, and the final chapters take on the political questions raised by the environmental impact of the boom, the fantastical ideology of TechWorld, and the tech-led transformation of the region.

Registration is not required. First come, first served as space is limited. Check-in is at 6:45 pm. Tickets do not guarantee entry to this event, but registering is a great way to get a reminder. Register here.

"With Pictures of a Gone City, California’s greatest geographer tells us how the Bay Area has become the global center of hi-tech capitalism. Drawing on a lifetime of research, Richard Walker dismantles the mythology of the New Economy, placing its creativity in a long history of power, work, and struggles for justice." —Jason W. Moore, author, Capitalism in the Web of Life
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