"Australia’s most evil and repugnant nightspot” Foco Club and transnational politics in Brisbane’s ‘68’

Piccini, Jon (2010) "Australia’s most evil and repugnant nightspot” Foco Club and transnational politics in Brisbane’s ‘68’. Dialogue e-Journal, 8 1: 1-17.

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Author Piccini, Jon
Title "Australia’s most evil and repugnant nightspot” Foco Club and transnational politics in Brisbane’s ‘68’
Journal name Dialogue e-Journal
ISSN 1448-5605
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Publisher School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract This paper locates Brisbane – traditionally seen as a backwater both politically and culturally – within the transnational flows of people, ideas and actions which constituted global sixties activism. Host to a wide assortment of youth dissidents, Brisbane provided a plethora of streets and spaces in which activists became part of an imagined community of global revolt. Through investigating such locations, ranging from cultural centres such as the disco-cum-movie and poetry spot Foco Club to bookshops like Red and Black, radicals are revealed as engaging in a sophisticated and globally conscious urban politics of occupation and creative transformation – seeking to invent a differentially youthful social geography and everyday life in the face of overt hostility from the establishment. © 2011 The University of Queensland
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Additional Notes Special issue that brings together a group of papers presented at the Challenging Politics: New Critical Voices conference on the 10-11 June 2010 sponsored by the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland.

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