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    Local matters: queer scenes in 1960s Manchester, Plymouth and Brighton

    Cook, Matt (2020) Local matters: queer scenes in 1960s Manchester, Plymouth and Brighton. Journal of British Studies 59 (1), pp. 1-25. ISSN 0021-9371.

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    This article compares queer social scenes in the 1960s in three English towns and cities: Brighton and Plymouth on the south coast and Manchester in the northwest. It considers how queer experience in these places was affected by local identities, demographics, geographies, and socio-economic circumstances, and so demonstrates how and why the local matters to queer scenes and lives, even in the midst of wider burgeoning mass and connective cultures. London has dominated analysis of both the “Swinging Sixties” and queer lives, yet this article shows how different queer experience outside that city could be. Despite multiple resonances and connections, London’s queer story cannot stand in for that of other places in England.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Matt Cook
    Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 09:00
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:55


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