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Longtime festival enthusiast Bonnie J. Morris offers a thorough, if somewhat breathless, survey of the 25-year . In this book, Bonnie Morris has given the world not only a beautiful, insightful treatment of such festivals, but of "Women's Music" in general.

Longtime festival enthusiast Bonnie J. Morris offers a thorough, if somewhat breathless, survey of the 25-year history of women's music festivals, drawing on interviews with performers, producers, and technicians, as well as her own extensive archives and journals. What binds us together is twofold," she affirms, "the collective experience of the music and the collective safety of being in woman-loving space. It's amazing that no one had done this previously, and we are all indebted to Ms. Morris for her pioneering work.

Eden Built by Eves book. Eden Built by Eves: The Culture of Women's Music Festivals. by. Bonnie J. Morris. Now Dr. Morris takes readers on an breathtaking insider's journey through 25 years of this cultural phenomenon.

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See Bonnie J. Morris, Eden Built by Eves: The Culture of Women’s Music Festivals (Los Angeles: Alyson, 1999). 33. Susan Seizer’s piece on lesbian visibility in the field of gay, lesbian, and queer ethnog- raphy notes the importance of narratives of travel, tourism, and space in the negotiat- ing of sexual identity ( The Paradoxes of Visibility in the Field: Rites of Queer Pas- sage in Anthropology, Public Culture 8 : 73–100).

Bonnie J. Morris is Adjunct Professor of Women s Studies at both George Washington University and Georgetown University

Bonnie J. Morris is Adjunct Professor of Women s Studies at both George Washington University and Georgetown University. She is the author of several books, including Eden Built by Eves: The Culture of Women s Music Festivals and Lubavitcher Women in America: Identity and Activism in the Postwar Era, also published by SUNY Press.

Dyke Culture and the Disappearing L. By Bonnie J. My generation of lesbian activists, who honed our identity politics and confronted racism and classism in the spaces of women’s music events and women’s bookstores, are approaching a cultural expiration date.

Lubavitcher Women in America: Identity and Activism in the Postwar Era (1998); Eden Built by Eves: The Culture of Women's Music Festivals (1999); Girl Reel (2000); Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor (2009); Women's History for Beginners (2012). Автовоспроизведение Если функция включена, то следующий ролик начнет воспроизводиться автоматически.

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Bonnie Morris PhD. is author of several books including Eden Built by Eves: The Culture of Women's Music Festivals. The reading was live on the Latin Alternative music and culture show, Travel Tips for Aztlan hosted by Mark Torres and this night co-hosted by Nancy Sanchez. Pacifica Radio ARchives Bonnie Morris Women's History Month Travel Tips for Aztlan Nancy Sanchez.

Women's music festivals have played an integral part in the formation of lesbian culture, the shaping of millions of women's lives, and the emergence of women as a musical force to be reckoned with. Now Dr. Bonnie J. Morris takes readers on a journey through 25 years of this cultural phenomenon. From Michigan to Mississippi, Eden Built by Eves is a full archive of festival herstory: conflicts, scandals, new music, rain, sun, work, family, joy. What does festival culture mean to the audiences, artists, and activists who loyally return each year? A tribute to the work of thousands of women, this volume brims with candid backstage interviews with festival performers and producers, moving testimony, and often hilarious anecdotes from "festiegoers," A plethora of photographs, articles, comic strips, illustrations, and excerpts from festival literature provide a thorough explanation of the music, relationships, and issues that have shaped an entire generation of lesbian memories in America.

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interactive man
Comprehensive herstory, full of stories, extremely well-written. I highly recommend it.
Error parents
I've never been to a Women's Music Festival (nor would I want to "invade" such space, intended for women only), but I have enjoyed over the years much of the music (first through albums, then cassettes, then CDs) played at such festivals by artists such as Margie Adam, Meg Christian, Cris Williamson, Holly Near, and many others. In this book, Bonnie Morris has given the world not only a beautiful, insightful treatment of such festivals, but of "Women's Music" in general. It's amazing that no one had done this previously, and we are all indebted to Ms. Morris for her pioneering work.

She includes chapters/sections on "The Early Years" (e.g., its origins as a "woman-identified folk movement"), "worker hierarchy and camper etiquette," "why matriarchal communities are feared and stereotyped by women as well as by men," etc. She notes that "concerts offered a refreshing means for meeting new friends and allies, where one might hear political exhoration and/or a spiritually uplifting message, relax, and be entertained---in short, woman-loving affirmation rather than degradation."

Her oral history narratives with performers such as Maxine Feldman, Alix Dobkin, Linda Tillery, Margie Adam are fascinating, giving information that (if published anywhere previously) was probably only available in small-press (and probably now out of print) periodicals; this section alone would be well worth the price of the book. She also interviews producers, sound engineers, volunteers, and many others.

She also deals frankly with "Controversies and Compromise" (e.g, "should male-to-female transgendered individuals be allow to attend?"), but also includes a chapter on "Comedy and Self-Parody" (e.g., performers like Kate Clinton).

The book includes a Lexicon of festival slang, as well as a helpful Bibliography. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!
Swordsong
If you've ever wondered what a women's music festival is all about, who goes and what really happens there, then this book is a must. With wonderfully visual anecdotes, quotes and stories from performers, festi-goers, producers and techies, as well as the histories of festivals themselves, "Eden Built By Eves" will take you on the journey without having to pack up the car! Whether you're a "festie-virgin" and have never been, or a seasoned veteran of the phenomena that is this culture, this book will make you wish you had planned to take the Summer off just so that you could attend each festival described. Amid the history and politics, controversies and laughter, sometimes painful truths and hilarious stories, you'll meet the women of the festival world who have helped to create this amazing culture. Buy this book and be prepared to stay up late reading it. You'll be very glad you did!
Akinozuru
This is a very interesting and inspiring part of herstory that tends to be overlooked by mainstream American historians and anthropologists.
Eden Built by Eves: The Culture of Women's Music Festivals download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Bonnie J. Morris
ISBN: 1555834779
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Alyson Books (April 1, 2000)
Pages: 392 pages