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Altman, Dennis 1943-

Works: 102 works in 382 publications in 6 languages and 12,912 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewer
Classifications: RC607.A26, 362.1969792
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Global sex by Dennis Altman( )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 2,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Global Sex is the first major work to take the issues of globalization and sexuality head on. Dennis Altman looks at how pleasures of the body are framed, shaped, commercialized, and even commodified in our new global economy, exploring the impact of globalization on gender relations, political power, public health, migration, and the ways in which we imagine our own sense of self and place. Ranging from U.N. debates over abortion, to the advent of cybersex, to the rapid spread of AIDS in Africa, to the sex scandals that rocked both Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and President Bill Clinton, Global Sex sheds new light on how the personal and the political are now, more than ever, indistinguishable."--Jacket
Homosexual oppression and liberation by Dennis Altman( Book )

51 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The groundbreaking modern classic that forged a new language of homosexual politics. When Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation was first published in 1971, Martin Duberman, writing in the New York Review of Books, hailed it as 'the only work that bears comparison, in terms of sustained analysis and theoretical complexity, with the best to appear from Women's Liberation'. Time commented, 'among the whole tumble of homosexuals who have 'come out of the closet', perhaps best among these accounts is this book by Dennis Altman.' Long out of print, Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation stands as an early work in the gay liberation movement that recognised the divisions within that movement as a form of healthy diversity, trying to explain each position and abstaining from accusations. Altman draws on the writings of the emergent movement and of such figures as James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg, Christopher Isherwood, Herbert Marcuse, and Kate Millett. His objective is to propose ways we can create a common community and a progressive movement out of our shared sexuality and experience of a heterosexist society; a concern still central today
Power and community : organizational and cultural responses to AIDS by Dennis Altman( )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a global overview of the role of the community sector, examining in detail the origins and activities of community organizations worldwide
AIDS in the mind of America by Dennis Altman( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the epidemic and examines its social, political, and psychological impact on society
The end of the homosexual? by Dennis Altman( )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The End of the Homosexual? part memoir/part politics; Dennis Altman connects what has happened within the changing queer world over the past forty years to larger social, political and cultural trends. This is a case study of both local and global change, yet one told from personal experience. Written engagingly, this timely new book explores the idea that major changes in the understanding of sexual and gender diversity reflect larger social and cultural shifts. For example, the Internet has changed patterns of sexual behaviour as widely as did the contraceptive pill forty years ago. In both cases the changes were neither foreseen nor intended, and in both cases the impact of new technologies partly depended on political and ideological controls. Homosexuality has become a faultline for debates about western influence, and human rights. In this riveting and personally revealing work, Altman reflects on decades of cultural and political change and considers the future of sexuality: is this the end of the homosexual that gay liberationists predicted forty years ago?
The homosexualization of America : the Americanization of the homosexual by Dennis Altman( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queer wars : the new global polarization over gay rights by Dennis Altman( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The claim that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights are human rights encounters fierce opposition in many parts of the world, as governments and religious leaders have used resistance to LGBT rights to cast themselves as defenders of traditional values against neocolonial interference and moral corruption. Queer Wars explores the growing international polarisation over sexual rights, and the creative responses this is prompting among social movements and activists, some of whom face murder, imprisonment or rape because of their perceived sexuality or gender expression. Drawing on international relations, anthropology, cultural studies and the burgeoning literature of the global LGBT movement, this book asks why homosexuality has become so vexed an issue between and within nations, and how we can best advocate for change. It argues that western activists must listen carefully and support local movements, rather than trumpet a universal gay rights agenda that risks endangering those it seeks to empower. -- Provided by publisher
Gore Vidal's America by Dennis Altman( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gore Vidal is one of most significant American writers of the second half of the twentieth century, having produced a large number of best-selling novels, essays, plays and pamphlets which have impacted on major political and social debates for fifty years. He is a serious writer and also a television and movie celebrity, whose increasingly acerbic picture of the United States guarantees he is both revered and reviled
The gay liberation book by Len Richmond( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming out in the seventies : selections from the first edition by Dennis Altman( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling artikelen, speeches, interviews, recensies en reisverslagen waarin de stand van zaken op verschillende maatschappelijke en culturele gebieden nadat homoseksualiteit zichtbaarder is geworden wordt beschreven
AIDS and the new puritanism by Dennis Altman( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dennis Altman's personal and political account begins with the AIDS panic in the USA. Then looks at the construction of a 'plague', the exploitative media coverage, the ambiguous response of the medical profession and the mobilizing of the gay community. An assessment of the international dimension of the disease ends this moving book
Homosexuality, which homosexuality? by Dennis Altman( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is a searching analysis of this question: Are there simply homosexual and lesbian desires and acts or are there homosexuals and lesbians? The 'social constructionists' embrace the noun. It is the essentialist view upon which the homosexual rights movement has been based for over a century, that is profoundly challenged in these essays. In very literate and penetrating prose by authors of international repute. From several disciplinary and social perspectives the momentous and even painful personal research and political implications of this debate for all sexuality, whether heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual are brought home to the reader. The book is mandatory for those engaged in scientific research or political advocacy."--John P. de Cecco Ph. D
Rehearsals for change : politics and culture in Australia by Dennis Altman( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why human security matters : rethinking Australian foreign policy by Dennis Altman( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2020 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Threats to Australian security today are more likely to come from climate change or international criminal networks than in the form of a military attack. Why Human Security Matters sets a framework for understanding human security, from food supply to drug cartels, setting Australian issues in a regional context
How to vote progressive in Australia : Labor or Green? by Sean Scalmer( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red or Green? Traditionally, Australian progressives have supported the Australian Labor Party; increasingly, The Greens appeal. What are the key differences between the parties? Is greater collaboration desirable? Is it likely? Some progressives remain strongly committed to Labor or The Greens. Others have abandoned one or other of the parties from bitter experience. Others still are genuinely undecided, or seek to promote greater understanding and cooperation. What is the best way forward? This volume brings together a range of party leaders, veterans, and academic experts to tackle these important questions. Deliberately pluralistic, it encompasses strongly divergent views. Dedicated to progressive change, it aims both to capture and to advance a vital public debate
51st state? by Dennis Altman( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Australian prime ministers since Harold Holt have all fostered close relationships with the United States, but John Howard has initiated economic and military policies that have bound the two countries even tighter. As a result, many Australians now believe that not only our sovereignty but also our very identity as a nation is under threat, and that we are fast becoming America's 51st state." "In this meditation on Australian identity, Dennis Altman suggests that the tendency to attribute malign American influence to everything we dislike about the contemporary world is the flipside of seeing the US as the only model worthy of emulation, and serves to conceal the deeper questions we face - namely, how does Australia imagine its future?"--Jacket
Queer wars Erfolge und Bedrohungen einer globalen Bewegung by Dennis Altman( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viele lesbische, schwule und transgender Menschen sind mit massiver Gewalt konfrontiert. Nach wie vor ist zum Beispiel Homosexualität in 78 Ländern verboten, in acht sogar unter Todesstrafe gestellt. Westliche Länder rühmen sich ihrer eigenen Toleranz und verkennen dabei Rollbacks, Diskriminierungen und auch ihre historische Verstrickung in die erwähnten Gesetzgebungen. Aber dieses Buch zeigt vor allem die enormen Fortschritte, die mutige und stetige Kämpfe der LGBTI*Q-Bewegung in den letzten Jahrzehnten vielerorts durchsetzen konnten, durchaus auch dort, wo man es am wenigsten erwartet hätte. Die beiden australischen Wissenschaftler und Aktivisten erzählen die Geschichte einer umfangreichen Emanzipation, berichten von einer Fülle hochinteressanter, zum Teil überraschender Details, beschreiben mittlerweile weltweit verbreitete Ausdrucksformen wie etwa die Pride Parade und die Zusammenhänge mit dem Feminismus und der AIDS-Bewegung. Dabei gehen sie den sehr unterschiedlichen Ausprägungen in Ländern wie Kuba, Spanien, Indien, Südafrika oder Australien auf den Grund und machen Mut für eine Zukunft sexueller und geschlechtlicher Freiheiten. Quelle: Klappentext
Paper ambassadors : the politics of stamps by Dennis Altman( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A politics of poetry : reconstituting social democracy by Dennis Altman( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking politically about HIV( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Global sex
Homosexual oppression and liberationPower and community : organizational and cultural responses to AIDSAIDS in the mind of AmericaGore Vidal's America51st state?
Alternative Names
Altman, D. P.

Altman, D. P. 1943-

Altman, D. P. (Dennis Patkin), 1943-

Altman, Denis

Altman, Dennis

Altman, Dennis 1943-

Altman, Dennis Patkin.

Altman, Dennis Patkin 1943-

Dennis Altman academielid uit Australië

Dennis Altman australischer Politikwissenschaftler und LGBT-Aktivist

דניס אלטמן

دنيس ألتمان

알트만, 데니스 1943-

올트먼, 데니스 1943-

アルトマン, デニス

アルトマン, デニス 1943-