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Published: 14 November 2014

64 Pages

5 x 7 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9780823256112

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Fragments, Frankness

Jean-Luc Nancy and Translated by François Raffoul

A Fordham University Press Publication

Commonalities (FUP)

  • Although the context of the discussion here is specifically France, the basic situation that motivates the debate--namely, the problem of reactionary responses to immigration--is shared by the United States and many countries in Western Europe.
  • The book was written in response to the decision by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to launch a debate on French national identity.
  • The book develops themes from Nancy's earlier important writings on community, such as The Inoperative Community and Being Singular Plural.

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