The Disavowed Community Hardback
Part of the Commonalities series
Over thirty years after Maurice Blanchot writes The Unavowable Community (1983)-a book that offered a critical response to an early essay by Jean-Luc Nancy on "the inoperative community"-Nancy responds in turn with The Disavowed Community.
Stemming from Jean-Christophe Bailly's initial proposal to think community in terms of "number" or the "numerous," and unfolding as a close reading of Blanchot's text, Nancy's new book addresses a range of themes and motifs that mark both his proximity to and distance from Blanchot's thinking, from Bataille's "community of lovers" to the relation between community, communitarianism, and being-in-common; to Marguerite Duras, to the Eucharist.
A key rethinking of politics and the political, this exchange opens up a new understanding of community played out as a question of avowal.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Fordham University Press
- Publication Date: 01/09/2016
- Category: Social & political philosophy
- ISBN: 9780823273843
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