Dennis Altman

Dennis Altman

Dennis Altman, a Professorial Fellow in Human Security at LaTrobe University, is the author of thirteen books, since Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation (Angus & Robertson) was first published in 1972. In 2006, the Bulletin listed Dennis as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever, and he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008. He has been President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific (2001–05), a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society (2004–12) and the Board of Oxfam Australia (2006–10). His most recent books are The End of the Homosexual? (UQP, 2013); Queer Wars (Wiley, 2016), co-authored with Jon Symons; and How to Vote Progressive in Australia (Monash University Publishing, 2016), co-edited with Sean Scalmer.




EssayFIFTEEN YEARS AGO, the economist Joseph Stiglitz published a book called Globalization and its Discontents (WW Norton, 2002). For Stiglitz, globalisation meant ‘the closer integration of the countries and peoples of the world which has been brought about by...

Inside the tent

EssayIN 2009 I ATTENDED two large sixtieth-birthday parties. Each celebrated a senior woman academic who had attained considerable recognition and seniority within her profession and the larger intellectual milieu. Both women spoke to mark the occasion: one, of her...

Paradox of identity

Essay'Make it Australian.' 'How?' 'If I knew it I'd be doing it.'– Alex Miller, Autumn Laing (Allen & Unwin, 2011)IN OCTOBER 2011 Australia hosted fifty global leaders when the Commonwealth Heads of Government met in Perth. The significance of...

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