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The Resource Unrequited love : diary of an accidental activist, Dennis Altman

Unrequited love : diary of an accidental activist, Dennis Altman

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Unrequited love : diary of an accidental activist
Title
Unrequited love
Title remainder
diary of an accidental activist
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Altman
Title variation
Diary of an accidental activist
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dennis Altman's long obsession with the United States began when he went there as a graduate student during Lyndon Johnson's Presidency. His early writing stemmed from the counter-culture that developed in the States in the mid-1960s. Altman was involved in early Gay Liberation, and his 1971 study Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation is regarded as a classic work in its field. Since then, Altman's writings have touched in various ways upon the shifting terrain of sexual politics, including the AIDs epidemic, which he witnessed from the onset while living in New York. Altman's memoir, Unrequited Love, is as wide-ranging and remarkable as his career, moving between Australia, the United States, Europe and parts of Asia, and influenced by encounters with intellectuals and writers including James Baldwin, Gough Whitlam, Dorothy Porter, Christos Tsiolkas, Gore Vidal and Susan Sontag. Written through the lens of recent activism and the global rise of authoritarianism, this is a story of a half century of activism, intellectualism, conflict and friendship" -- back cover
Summary
Dennis Altman first travelled from Australia to the United States when Lyndon Johnson was President, beginning a long obsession with the US. In the early 1970s he was involved in New York Gay Liberation; his 1971 study Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation, is widely regarded as a classic work in its field. In the 1980s Altman lived in San Francisco during the onset of the AIDS epidemic. Later he sat on the Australian National Council on AIDS and international organisations including, as president, the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific. The election of Donald Trump took place while Altman was back in California on one of his frequent visits. In this diarised memoir, moving between Australia, the United States, Europe and parts of Asia, Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, Susan Sontag, Christopher Isherwood and many others people a story of a half century of activism, intellectualism, friendship and conflict.
Storyline
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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10802416
Cataloging source
VMOU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Altman, Dennis
Dewey number
324.4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Altman, Dennis
  • Altman, Dennis
  • Political activists
  • Political activists
  • Gay activists
  • Gay activists
  • Sex
  • Human rights workers
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Gay rights
Target audience
adult
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diary of an accidental activist
Label
Unrequited love : diary of an accidental activist, Dennis Altman
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065230127
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 231 pages
Isbn
9781925835120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096514256
Label
Unrequited love : diary of an accidental activist, Dennis Altman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065230127
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 231 pages
Isbn
9781925835120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096514256

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