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51st State?

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As Australia and the United States grow closer economically and militarily, Dennis Altman, one of the most respected commentators on the U.S.-Australian relationship, questions the success of the cooperation between the two nations. While many Australians see the growing relationship as a threat to their country's sovereignty, Altman challenges this consensus, showing that ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Scribe Publications Pty Ltd.
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Nov 28, 2014 Loki rated it really liked it
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Slightly dated now (this book was written in 2006), but still an interesting examination of the influence of America on Australia. It largely reaches the conclusion that American cultural influence is over-stated, and argues the case fairly convincingly - although only in broad terms, and lacking specific examples in most cases. Still, a thought provoking book.
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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. These include The Homosexualization of America, AIDS and the New Puritanism, Rehearsals for Change, The C
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