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A Place of Our Own by June Thomas

A Place of Our Own by June Thomas


A Place of Our Own : Six Spaces that Shaped Queer Women's Culture


'Lesbians are a people without a home. Perhaps that's why the ones we make for ourselves are so important. A highly readable cultural history of queer women's lives in the second half of the twentieth century, told through six iconic spaces'Jam-packed with fascinating nuggets of cultural history, movement lore and gossip; riveting; indispensable; and suffused with a humane warmth' ALISON BECHDEL

For as long as queer women have existed, they've created gathering grounds where they can be themselves. From the intimate darkness of the lesbian bar to the sweaty camaraderie of the softball field, these spaces aren't a luxury - they're a necessity for queer women defining their identities. Blending memoir, archival research and interviews, journalist June Thomas invites readers into six iconic lesbian spaces over the course of the last sixty years, including the rural commune, the sex toy boutique, the holiday destination and the feminist bookstore.

Immensely readable . .. A celebration of what was - and can be - built, with all the hurdles and ecstasies' ROSIE GARLAND


  • Details

    Imprint: Virago

    Publication Date: 6th June 2024


    Format: Hardback

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