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by Dennis Altman

AIDS in the Mind of America download ebook
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0385195249
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978-0385195249
Author:
Dennis Altman
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Anchor (December 2, 1986)
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Altman discusses many facts which are now commonplace to us three decades later, but he fails .

Altman discusses many facts which are now commonplace to us three decades later, but he fails to show how AIDS was expressed in the media or the popular culture in the early years of the virus. This is the kind of material I would have expected from a book calling itself, AIDS in the Mind of America: The Social, Political, and Psychological Impact of a New Epidemic. The only matters even remotely approaching this topic was the portrayal of AIDS as parimarily a gay disease. Third, it cannot be stressed too much that the book was written 32 years ago. HIV had not even been named

In 1971, Altman published his first book, Homosexual: Oppression and d an important intellectual contribution to the ideas that shaped gay liberation movements in the . AIDS in the mind of America. Anchor Press/Doubleday.

In 1971, Altman published his first book, Homosexual: Oppression and d an important intellectual contribution to the ideas that shaped gay liberation movements in the English-speaking world. Among his ideas were "the polymorphous whole" and his posing of the notion of "the end of the homosexual", in which the potential for both heterosexual and homosexual behavior becomes a widespread cultural and psychological phenomenon. Altman, Dennis (1993).

Dennis Altman is a Professorial Fellow in Human Security at La Trobe University, Melbourne, and was . These include The Homosexualization of America, AIDS and the New Puritanism, Rehearsals for Change, The Comfort of Men (a novel), and his memoir Defying Gravity.

Dennis Altman is a Professorial Fellow in Human Security at La Trobe University, Melbourne, and was Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard. He has written eleven books exploring sexuality and politics, and their inter-relationship in Australia, the United States, and now globally. Most recently he published Gore Vidal’s America (Polity), 51st State? (Scribe)and The End of the Homosexual? (UQP).

Home Browse Books Book details, AIDS in the Mind of America. The full implications of AIDS only hit me when a friend stopped me on Castro Street, in San Francisco, at the end of April 1984. Paul just died," he said, speaking of someone I didn't know. He's the fifth friend I've lost this year. Michael, my friend, is in his early thirties; his own lover died from AIDS the previous fall. For those of us who have grown up in the Western world over the past half century, the experience of losing friends and lovers in large numbers has been confined to old age and war.

AIDS in the mind of America. Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1986. Rupture or continuity? The of gay identities. Social text, 77-94, 1996.

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Altman, whose coming-out has been accompanied by several scholarly works about homosexuals (The Homosexualization of America and Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation), here looks at AIDS purely from a sociological standpoint

Altman, whose coming-out has been accompanied by several scholarly works about homosexuals (The Homosexualization of America and Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation), here looks at AIDS purely from a sociological standpoint. His focal point is the public perception of AIDS as a homosexual disease.

Altman, Dennis (1986).

In his preface to The City and the Pillar, Gore Vidal writes that Altman brought the book back with him but it was seized at Sydney Airport and subsequently declared obscene by a judge who also observed that the Australian obscenity law was "absurd", thus leading to its repeal some time later. Altman, Dennis (1986).

Examines the political aspects of the AIDS epidemic, discusses press coverage of the disease, and analyzes public hysteria concerning AIDS and its victims