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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of SUNY Press, today's Swag Tuesday prize is the new book by Bryant University's Dr. Tom Roach, Friendship As A Way Of Life, which is now available at online booksellers.
Friendship as a Way of Life explores the vital role friendship plays in gay history and community. Emphasizing the openness and richness of gay friendships, Roach contends that friendship networks form the backbone of gay culture and politics. This is a timely reminder about the most serious political stakes of a relationship so often taken for granted. Borrowing its title from a 1981 interview Michel Foucault gave to a queer zine, Friendship develops the philosopher’s late work on friendship into a novel critique of contemporary GLBT political strategy. Roach brings to life Foucault's scant but suggestive writings on friendship (some translated here for the first time), emphasizing their ethical implications and advancing a new and politically viable concept—friendship as shared estrangement. An original and colorful interdisciplinary work of cultural history, critical theory, and textual analysis, Friendship as a Way of Life balances scholarly rigor with an accessibility that should appeal to researchers and non-academic audiences alike.
We have three copies of Friendship As A Way Of Life to be given away. Enter to win by commenting on this post. Only enter once and please remember to leave an email address you check frequently. Entries close at midnight on Thursday, west coast time. Publicists: If you'd like to take part in Swag Tuesday on JMG, please email me.

RELATED: Three days ago I posted an excerpt from Roach's Provincetown speech about his book. Bryant University recently posted a podcast interview with him.

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