Friendship as a Way of Life: Foucault, AIDS, and the by Tom Roach

By Tom Roach

Develops Foucault's past due paintings on friendship right into a novel critique of latest GLBT political strategy.

Borrowing its identify from a 1981 interview of Michel Foucault, Friendship as a manner of Life develops the philosopher's overdue paintings on friendship right into a novel critique of up to date GLBT political procedure. Tom Roach brings to existence Foucault's scant yet suggestive writings on friendship (some translated the following for the 1st time), emphasizing their moral implications and advancing a brand new and politically possible concept--friendship as shared estrangement. In exploring the possibility of this version for knowing not just social pursuits comparable to ACT UP and the AIDS blood brother process, however the literary and inventive paintings of Hervé Guibert and David Wojnarowicz to boot, Roach seeks to reclaim a politics of friendship for queer activism. the 1st e-book committed solely to Foucault's paintings at the topic, it reassesses Foucaultian queer idea in gentle of the hot booklet of the philosopher's ultimate seminars on the Collège de France. Its provocative thesis returns Foucault's notion of biopower to its domestic in sexuality reviews and locations queer thought entrance and middle in present biopolitical debates.

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