Spectral city: San Francisco as Pacific Rim city and counter‐cultural contado

  title={Spectral city: San Francisco as Pacific Rim city and counter‐cultural contado},
  author={Rob Wilson},
  journal={Inter-Asia Cultural Studies},
  pages={583 - 597}
  • Rob Wilson
  • Published 15 November 2008
  • Art
  • Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
Abstract San Francisco, since its global takeoff in the Gold Rush Days and long‐standing trafficking in Bohemian, socialist, queer, and left‐leaning energies in and beyond the Beat era of the 1960s, has a complicated global/local history of trying to disentangle its city‐space and urban imaginary from the Greco‐Roman will‐to‐supremacy that would turn California into a frontier settlement of Asian/Pacific domination and US‐framed empire. Forces of social becoming like the Beats and post‐Beat… 
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