Global Sex by Dennis Altman

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Global Sex is the first major work to take on the globalization of sexuality, examining the ways in which desire and pleasure--as well as ideas about gender, political power, and public health--are framed, shaped, or commodified by a global economy in which more and more cultures move into ever-closer contact.

About Dennis Altman

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Dennis Altman is a professor in the School of Politics, Sociology, and Anthropology at La Trobe University, Australia. He is the author of eight books, including AIDS in the Mind of America and Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation.
Published September 1, 2002 by University Of Chicago Press. 192 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Gay & Lesbian, Science & Math, Nature & Wildlife, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Moralities: Sex, Money and Power in the 21st Century Joan Smith 224pp, Allen Lane, £14.99 Buy it at a discount at BOL Global Sex Dennis Altman 192pp, Chicago, £15.50 How global is your sex life?

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Global Sex Dennis Altman University of Chicago Press £15.50, pp192 Sexual desire is a more or less irrepressible and unchanging fact in humans.

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Publishers Weekly

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Tracing the combined impact of telecommunications, faster air-travel and the Internet on sexual expression the world over, Altman (Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation) historicizes sexual activity while exploring specific changes resulting from advances in technology.

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Unafraid to promote his own progressive politics, Altman notes that while Western sexual culture has become increasingly more open and tolerant of difference in recent decades, the export of such may not necessarily promote the same elsewhere.

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