1. Research Library

        The Inoperative Community (Theory and History of Literature, Volume 76) (1991)

        Jean-Luc Nancy

        Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 2008

        ISBN 9780816619245

      1. In this book (first published in French in 1982), leading French philosopher and theorist Nancy already engaged with the failures of communism before the dissolution of the Eastern bloc, and argued for a reconsideration of the concept of ‘community’ (as an alternative to empty Communist ‘collectivity’) so as to reinvest it with political meanings.