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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface to the English-Language Edition
  2. Jean-Luc Nancy
  3. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Translator's Introduction
  2. Philip Armstrong
  3. pp. xiii-xxvii
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  1. 1. "Community, Number"
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. 2. Beyond the Political
  2. pp. 8-16
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  1. 3. The Heart or the Law
  2. pp. 17-23
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  1. 4. The Consumed Community
  2. pp. 24-50
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  1. 5. "Essentially That Which Escapes"
  2. pp. 51-76
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  1. Coda
  2. pp. 77-78
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 79-80
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 81-108
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  1. Series: Commonalities
  2. pp. 109-110
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823273881
Print ISBN
9780823273843
MARC Record
OCLC
952973183
Pages
144
Launched on MUSE
2016-07-10
Language
English
Open Access
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