Queer Premises
LGBTQ+ Venues in London Since the 1980s

By (author) Prof. Ben Campkin

ISBN13: 9781350324862

Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format: Hardback

Published: 29/06/2023

Availability: Not yet available

Queer premises provide vital social and cultural infrastructure - a queer infrastructure - connecting different generations and locations, facilitating the movement of resources, across and beyond the city. Queer Premises offers evidence for how London's diverse LGBTQ+ populations have embedded themselves into urban spaces, systems and resources. It sets out to understand how, across their different material dimensions, bars, cafes, nightclubs, pubs, community centres have been imagined, created and sustained. From the 1980s to the present, Campkin asks how, where, and why these venues have been established, how they operate and the purposes they serve, what challenges they face and why they close down.
Table of contents List of figures List of abbreviations Queer Premises Chapter 1 Queer infrastructure Chapter 2 Perverted purposes Chapter 3 Mainstreaming pride Chapter 4 Rupture and repair Chapter 5 Seeking closure Chapter 6 Sui generis Chapter 7 Macho city Chapter 8 Pandemic premises About the author Acknowledgments
  • Gender studies, gender groups
  • Gay & Lesbian studies
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Tertiary Education (US: College)
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