Friendship as Social Justice Activism

Critical Solidarities in a Global Perspective

Edited by Niharika Banerjea, Debanuj Dasgupta, Rohit K. Dasgupta and Jaime M. Grant


6 x 9 inches, 232pp. May 2018

ISBN : 9780857424433

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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 featured 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.


Niharika Banerjea is associate professor in sociology, School of Liberal Studies, at Ambedkar University, Delhi.


Debanuj Dasgupta is assistant professor of geography and women's, gender and sexuality studies at the University of Connecticut.


Rohit K. Dasgupta is a lecturer in the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University.


Jaime M. Grant, author of Great Sex: Mapping Your Desire, is a sex educator, researcher and writer who has been active in LGBTQ, women's and racial justice movements since the late 1980s.


Media Studies
Gender Studies
Culture Studies