The Political Edge

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Chris Carlsson
City Lights Books, Apr 1, 2005 - History - 276 pages
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In the wake of the astonishing popular mobilization on behalf of an underdog campaign to elect Green Party candidate Matt Gonzalez mayor of San Francisco, The Political Edge analyzes emergent political energies, where they came from and where they're going. Rarely have contemporary radicals joined forces with cultural rebels and neighborhood activists in an effort to change almost everything about the governance of a city. Cultural and political trends erupt in San Francisco, a city that thrives on dissent and new ideas. With wit and cogency, this book reveals the new dynamics that will reshape urban politics nationwide.

Chris Carlsson is an urban historian who has written and edited Critical Mass: Bicycling's Defiant Celebration, Bad Attitude: Processed World Reader and Reclaiming San Francisco.


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fascinating look at the matt gonzalez campaign, by a host of folks from different camps who grabbed the momentum of the hope of a new san francisco Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Urban historian, founder of the magazine Processsed World, and creator of the acclaimed CD-ROM Shaping San Francisco. He was a contributing editor of Bad Attitude: Processed World Anthology (Verso), Reclaiming San Francisco (City Lights Books), and Critical Mass: Bicycling's Defiant Celebration(AK Press).