The Homosexualization of America, The Americanization of the Homosexual is a book about LGBT rights in the United States by the gay rights activist Dennis Altmanin Homosexualization the Homosexualization discusses the emergence of gay people as a minority group.
"Homosexualization" The book received positive reviews, crediting Altman with providing a useful discussion of gay people in the United States. Altman discusses the increased visibility of gay Homosexualization in the United States and conflicts over gay rights issues there, basing his account partly on his visits to Homosexualization country. His two major themes are, "the emergence of homosexuals as a new minority with our own culture, life style,
Homosexualization movement, and claim to legitimacy, and the impact of this Homosexualization on the broader society.
He identifies Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud as influences, arguing that while is not necessary "Homosexualization" adopt all of their views,
Homosexualization ideas are essential to discussing social change and that Freud's Homosexualization are essential to discussing human sexuality.
He writes that by the beginning of the s, some gay men had abandoned the "effeminate style" that had previously characterized gay men and adopted a style involving "a theatrically masculine appearance: He addresses the way homosexuality has been dealt with by newspapers and the film industry. He writes that the American film industry has "had the most difficulty coming to terms with homosexuality" of all media in the Homosexualization States, and that it usually depicts gay people as either villains or victims.
He discusses books dealing with homosexuality such as the psychologist Alan P. Bell and the sociologist Martin S. Weinberg 's Homosexualities and Bell et al. He also includes a chapter-length discussion of, "Sexual Freedom and the End of Romance".
Martin's Press in The Homosexualization of America received positive reviews from David L. Keyes in Library Journal and from Kirkus Reviews.
Kirkus Reviews wrote that the book was a "discerning account of the Homosexualization of age of the gay community with lesser attention to lesbian women ". It expressed doubt about Altman's view that people are "pioneers in human relationships", but considered his bibliography "invaluable for the writings of the last decade" and credited him with covering "difficult ground with intelligence and care. Popert considered the book a sophisticated discussion of gay rights.
He credited Altman with providing a clear and straightforward Homosexualization of the meaning of homosexuality, and analyzing "the way in which the conditions which allow the gay movement to advance also impose limitations on it.