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C'etait Du Spectacle! free pdf The 1960s and 1970s were decades of intense social change in Quebec. "C'etait du spectacle!" provides a historical context for the first generation of transexuals who underwent sex reassignment surgery. Namaste explores working conditions in the cabarets, prostitution, the police abuse of transsexuals, the role of organized crime in the city's nightlife, the regulation of 'obscene' representations, and access to health care. "C'etait du spectacle!" offers a rare glimpse of Montreal's street culture by one of its most important artistic communities.Montreal's famed Red Light district has received much attention, but its cabaret culture has never been seen from the perspective of the transsexuals and transvestite artists who made it so popular. Through oral histories and archival research, Viviane Namaste paints a candid portrait of fourteen male-to-female transsexual dancers, singers, magicians, and strippers in a behind-the-scenes look at the social and economic conditions in which they lived and worked.

About Viviane Namaste

Viviane Namaste is an assistant professor at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University.

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Author : Viviane Namaste
Publisher : McGill-Queen's University Press
Data Published : 31 May 2005
ISBN : 0773528512
EAN : 9780773528512
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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