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, labor, 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.
About the Author
Niharika Banerjea is associate professor in sociology in the 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 lecturer in media and creative industries at Loughborough University, UK. He is the author of the forthcoming book Digital Queer Cultures in India. Jaime M. Grant is an educator, researcher, and writer and the author of Great Sex: Mapping Your Desire.