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Altman, Dennis 1943-

Works: 78 works in 275 publications in 6 languages and 10,394 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Other
Classifications: RC607.A26, 362.1969792
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AIDS in the mind of America by Dennis Altman( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the epidemic and examines its social, political, and psychological impact on society
Homosexual; oppression and liberation by Dennis Altman( Book )

51 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,095 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
Global sex by Dennis Altman( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,050 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
The homosexualization of America : the Americanization of the homosexual by Dennis Altman( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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's America examines the ways in which Vidal's writings on history, politics, sex and religion throw into focus our understandings of the United States, but also recognizes his versatility and inventiveness as a creative writer, some of whose novels - Julian; Myra Breckinridge; Lincoln; Duluth - are among the important literary works of their time. Ranging from Vidal's early defence of homosexuality in The City and the Pillar (1948) to his most recent writings on the war in Iraq, this book provides a unique perspective on the evolution of post-World War II American society, politics and literature."--Jacket
Power and community : organizational and cultural responses to AIDS by Dennis Altman( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Portuguese and held by 293 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
Coming out in the seventies : selections from the first edition by Dennis Altman( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIDS and the new puritanism by Dennis Altman( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 198 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
The end of the homosexual? by Dennis Altman( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The End of the Homosexual? part memoir/part politicss; 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?
Homosexuality, which homosexuality? by Dennis Altman( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zestien voordrachten over de aard en oorsprong van de homosexualiteit, eind '87 gehouden op een internationale conferentie in Amsterdam
Rehearsals for change : politics and culture in Australia by Dennis Altman( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors explore why sexuality and gender expression have become an issue between and within nations, and how social movements and activists respond to resistance
51st state? by Dennis Altman( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 116 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
Why human security matters : rethinking Australian foreign policy( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 88 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
Paper ambassadors : the politics of stamps by Dennis Altman( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 73 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 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking politically about HIV( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairyland : a novel by Sumner Locke Elliott( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairyland charts the life of Seaton Daly, an aspiring writer coming to terms with his homosexuality in the repressive atmosphere of inner-city Sydney during the 1930s and '40s. Lonely and naive, Daly dreams of escaping to the 'promised land' of the United States. Fairyland is an intimate, affecting, sometimes harrowing portrayal of a lifelong search for love. Sumner Locke Elliott's 'coming out' novel, it was first published in 1990, the year before his death
Men who sell sex : international perspectives on male prostitution and HIV/AIDS by Peter Aggleton( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together an authoritative collection of essays from different countries and examines sexual behaviour, the reasons men sell sex, the meanings involved, and implications for HIV prevention
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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

알트만, 데니스 1943-

올트먼, 데니스 1943-

アルトマン, デニス

アルトマン, デニス 1943-


Homosexual; oppression and liberationGlobal sexGore Vidal's AmericaPower and community : organizational and cultural responses to AIDS51st state?Men who sell sex : international perspectives on male prostitution and HIV/AIDS