SV_Anth 11 - Work SiliconValley Cultures Dr. Jan...

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SiliconValley Dr. Jan English-Lueck Anth 11 Work Cultures
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Original Leisure Society Ju/Hoansi
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Corvee Labor In service to the elite
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Wage Labor
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Labor rights and cultures of work
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The Valley of Heart’s Delight Photo from Silicon Valley: Inventing the Future
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Silicon Valley by the Numbers 2.4 million people live in Santa Clara, San Mateo Counties (the primary administrative units in Silicon Valley). 42% White, non-Hispanic 29% Asian, non-Hispanic 24% Hispanic; 3% Other, 1% American Indian, Alaskan Native 3% Black, non-Hispanic 48% speak language other than English (Asian languages outpacing Spanish) 36% immigrants, 2 nd only to Miami
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Education and innovation 69% Some college, Bachelor’s, graduate education 11% of all US patents, 46% of California’s, 6 fold increase in 13 years of co-patenting Median income $76K, 26% can afford home, school funding 88% of US average Venture capital investment up 27%, mostly in industry/energy, entertainment media, biotechnology SV still center of “disruptive technology”
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Our Story--Surfing the Industrial waves into the Future
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