Friendship as social justice activism : critical solidarities in a global perspective / edited by Niharika Banerjea, Debanuj Dasgupta, Rohit K. Dasgupta, Jaime M. Grant.

  • London ; New York ; Calcutta : Seagull Books, [2018]
  • ©2018
285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Friendship as Social Justice Activism brings together academics and activists to have essential conversations about friendship, love and desire as kinetics for social justice movements. The contributors freatured here come from across the globe and are all involved in diverse movements, including LGBTQ rights, intimate-partner violence, addiction recovery, housing, migrant, labour and environmental activism. Each essay narrates how living and organizing within friendship circles offers new ways of dreaming and struggling for social justice. Recent scholarship in different disciplinary fields as well as activist literature have brought attention to the political possibilities within friendship. The essays, memoirs, poems and artwork in Friendship as Social Justice Activism address these political possibilities within the context of gender, sexuality and economic justice movements--back cover.
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Introduction : Why friendship as social activism? / Niharika Banerjea, Debanuj Dasgupta, Rohit K. Dasgupta and Jaime M. Grant -- Enqueerying friendships : radical ramblings / Kaciano Barbosa Gadelha -- A love note to OUT! DC : my first radical queer affinity group / Amelie Zurn -- rwethereyet : a conversation / Ajamu, Jane Standing and Marai Larasi -- Kinship, friendship and researching queer digital media in India / Rohit K. Dasgupta -- Global day of rage in London : reflecting on queer activisms, new media and friendship / Rohit K. Dasgupta, Sunil Gupta and Rahul Rao -- In terms of "the excess" / Akanksha and Sumita Beethi -- "Baar baar sakhi" : in search of the queer temporalities of Sakhya / Torsa Ghosal and Kaustavi Sarkar -- the circle of friends / Aulic -- The unruly grammar of friendship / Debanuj Dasgupta -- Life-making / Niharika Banerjea -- "I get by with a little help from my friends" : ending domestic violence one friendship at a time / Shannon Perez-Darby -- Seven is a prime number / Sumita Beethi -- What happens in my body when I choose you / Susan Raffo -- Friendship is not magic : online echo chambers in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum / Jeremy Matthew -- Con viviere : friendship as the means to live fully / Nila Kamol Krishnan Gupta and Shamira A. Meghani -- Friendship is an invisible blood that keeps us real / Ma Mercedes Alba Benitez -- Thinking the relational character of Commoning to understand political activism / Cesare Di Feliciantonio -- Friendship as a mode of sustainable change in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh / Lipi Begum and Maher Anjum -- Personal and political : friendship as a feminist methodological tool in the recovery of Anandibai Jaywant's life and writing / Varsha Chitnis -- Conflicts and intimacies : rethinking friendship and transnational solidarity / Sam Bullington -- My summer in Cape Town : or I'm sorry for losing you / Alok Vaid-Menon -- On the path of friendship / Mary Adkins-Cartee and Karni Pal Bhati -- Kissing friends / Ignacio Rivera -- Untitled / Alexis Pauline Gumbs -- Jack and Jaime : making love, making revolution / Jaime M. Grant and Jack Harrison-Quintana -- Concluding conversation / Niharika Banerjea, Debanuj Dasgupta, Rohit K. Dasgupta and Jaime M. Grant.
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