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Making the Scene by Stuart Henderson
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May 20, 2012

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Solid book if you're interested in learning about Toronto neighborhood, Yorkville's roots as the epicenter of Canada's hip subculture and one of the key locations for the 60s hippie movement in North America along with Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco and Greenwich Village in New York City. The book is an adaptation of author Stuart Henderson's PhD. dissertation so is heavy on academic terminology and analysis and very sociological and anthropological in feel. As a result, those hoping for a breezy, gossipy nostalgic celebration of the sex, drugs and rock n roll at the core of the hippie lifestyle will probably be disappointed or frustrated in their attempt to tackle this book. It is still worth your time though if you're into Toronto history or 60s subculture.
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May 20, 2012 – Started Reading
May 20, 2012 – Shelved
May 27, 2012 –
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May 28, 2012 –
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May 29, 2012 –
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June 4, 2012 –
page 182
June 9, 2012 –
page 248
June 10, 2012 – Finished Reading

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