Silicon Valley of Dreams Environmental Injustice, Immigrant Workers, and the High-Tech Global Economy

ISBN-10: 0814767109
ISBN-13: 9780814767108
Edition: 2002
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Description: This book examines the high-tech region of Silicon Valley and its environmental racism within the context of immigrant patterns, labour markets and the historical patterns of colonialism.

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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 12/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 303
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

This book examines the high-tech region of Silicon Valley and its environmental racism within the context of immigrant patterns, labour markets and the historical patterns of colonialism.

David Naguib Pellow is Don A. Martindale Endowed Chair in Sociology at the University of Minnesota. Among his books are the award-winning Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago (MIT Press, 2002) and Power, Justice, and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement (coedited with Robert Brulle; MIT Press, 2005.)

John DeLamater is Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, co-author of Understanding Human Sexuality, 11th Edition .Lisa Sun-Hee Park is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Consuming Citizenship: Children of Asian Immigrant Entrepreneurs and the co-author, with David Pellow, of The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. the Environment in America's Eden and Silicon Valley of Dreams: Immigrant Labor, Environmental Injustice, and the High Tech Global Economy , also available from NYU Press.

Preface
Introduction
Early History and the Struggle for Resources: Native Nations, Spain, Mexico, and the United States
The Valley of the Heart's Delight: Santa Clara County's Agricultural Period, 1870-1970
The Emergence of Silicon Valley: High-Tech Development and Ecocide, 1950-2001
The Political Economy of Work and Health in Silicon Valley
The Core: Work and the Struggle to Make a Living without Dying
The Periphery: Expendable People, Dangerous Work
Beyond Silicon Valley: The Social and Environmental Costs of the Global Microelectronics Industry
Toward Environmental and Social Justice in Silicon Valley, USA, and Beyond
The Broader Picture: Natural Resources, Globalization, and Increasing Inequality
Notes
References
Index
About the Authors

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