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Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s

Henderson, Stuart

Editore: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2011
ISBN 10: 1442610719 / ISBN 13: 9781442610712
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Titolo: Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto ...

Casa editrice: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Data di pubblicazione: 2011

Legatura: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 'Making the Scene is unique among histories of the 1960s in the way that it casts Yorkville--both a geographic and imaginative space--as the protagonist of its narrative. Using an impressive array of current theoretical approaches, Stuart Henderson untangles the strands of rebellion that marked one of Canada's most turbulent decades and a critical period in Toronto's development. His careful and nuanced analysis reveals that Yorkville was a thoroughly contested space, even among participants who otherwise shared similar backgrounds and outlooks. Making the Scene is both a solid contribution to research, and an enjoyable discussion of Yorkville's lasting impact on the regional and national imagination.'. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1442610719

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Making the Scene is a history of 1960s Yorkville, Toronto's countercultural mecca. It narrates the hip Village's development from its early coffee house days, when folksingers such as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell flocked to the scene, to its tumultuous, drug-fuelled final months. A flashpoint for hip youth, politicians, parents, and journalists alike, Yorkville was also a battleground over identity, territory, and power. Stuart Henderson explores how this neighbourhood came to be regarded as an alternative space both as a geographic area and as a symbol of hip Toronto in the cultural imagination.

Through recently unearthed documents and underground press coverage, Henderson pays special attention to voices that typically aren't heard in the story of Yorkville - including those of women, working class youth, business owners, and municipal authorities. Through a local history, Making the Scene offers new, exciting ways to think about the phenomenon of counterculture and urban manifestations of a hip identity as they have emerged in cities across North America and beyond.

L'autore: Stuart Henderson is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of HIstory at York University.

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