Absence in Common: An Operator for the Inoperative Community

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  • Community Domain

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  • Absence in Common: An Operator for the Inoperative Community

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  • Expanding on Jean-Luc Nancy’s theory of the Inoperative Community, this paper will draw from recent memorial practices and communication theory to argue for the importance of absence in the construction of sound networks. Blindly celebrated by dystopian modernists, and blissfully ignored by utopian technophiles, the experience of absence is crucial to a nonviolent and just approach to communion.