A legendary city: San Francisco (Legendary places (Haight Ashbury (the…
A legendary city: San Francisco
A legendary history
The 1906 earthquake (fear of the Big One)
The war, the War industry (shipping industry)
The Gold Rush (Doc audio)
The 1960's: the hippie movement, the Alternative culture
The Tech Boom
Haight Ashbury (the headquarter of alternative culture)
Silicon Valley, the third Gold rush (symbol of capitalism)
The Golden Gate Bridge and Park
San Francisco Bay Area
Alcatraz, the most famous prison in the world
Chinatown (multicultural areas)
comparison with other places
BUT: New-York is mainy legendary because city of immigration, multiculturalism
mainly a city of skyscrapers, whereas SF is more European with Victorian houses.
New York as a legendary city like SF
Other places: Las Vegas!
ideology and ideas
Modernity: tech boom, internet
CONTRADICTION between the peace and love moment, ecolgy etc... and capitalism.
The hippie movement: a place of tolerance, gay activism
Questions and problematics
What can we say about the evolution of ideas in San Francisco?
Legendary cities: San Francisco and New-York
What makes/made San Francisco legendary?
Fear: earthquake past and present
In what can we say that San Francisco betrayed the ideals of the alternative culture? (opposition between the hippie values and current San Francisco and capitalism)
Who are the heroes of San Francisco?