Dennis Altman Queering Progressive Politics

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This event is 6.00pm arrival for a 6.30pm start.

Join us for a night of discussion around politics, gender, and sexuality with two of Australia's leading academics and experts.

Associate Professor Susan Harris-Rimmer will be in conversation with Dennis Altman about two books: 'How to Vote Progressive in Australia' by Dennis Altman and Sean Scalmer (eds) and 'Queer Wars' by Dennis Altman and Jonathon Symons.

In 'How to Vote Progressive in Australia', Dennis Altman and Sean Scalmer have brought together political insiders to explore the possible roles for the Australian Greens and the Labor Party on the progressive side of politics. The 2016 Federal Election campaign has included discussion, to a greater extent than ever before, of the relationship between the Greens and the Australian Labor Party. What kind of relationship between these two parties is possible, and likely? Can any accommodation be mutually satisfactory? What does this mean for Australian politics?

'Queer Wars' explores the growing international polarisation over sexual rights, and the creative responses this is prompting among social movements and activists, some of whom face murder, imprisonment or rape because of their perceived sexuality or gender expression. Drawing on international relations, anthropology, cultural studies and the burgeoning literature of the global LGBT movement, this book asks why homosexuality has become so vexed an issue between and within nations, and how we can best advocate for change. It argues that western activists must listen carefully and support local movements, rather than trumpet a universal 'gay rights agenda' that risks endangering those it seeks to empower.
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