Making a Scene

Making a Scene

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In the 1960s, a youthful and ambitious lesbian movement began taking shape in Canada. After decades of being pathologized, disparaged, or erased from public view, lesbians were ready to make a scene a€“ both by calling attention to themselves and by creating places to come together and forge their own culture. Making a Scene tells this story, revisiting the spaces lesbians created across rural and urban Canada, from physical locations, such as bars, bookstores, and members' clubs, to ephemeral sites, such as conferences, festivals, and protest marches. Enriched with interviews, this volume captures the exuberance and challenges of this transformational period.... trying to raise funds in order to make the coffeehouses a regular feature of the Toronto lesbian scene, rather than just holding ad hoc gatherings. ... Another woman proposed a sliding scale as a solution: a€œWe dona#39;t have to have every entrance cost the same. ... were determined to get into these spaces; it was that broader structures of capitalism and property management were edging the lesbians out.

Title:Making a Scene
Author: Liz Millward
Publisher:UBC Press - 2015-11-15

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