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Volume 2, Issue 1-2
  • ISSN: 2045-6271
  • E-ISSN: 2045-628X



This article intends to highlight the concept of egalitarian communities of communication through the latest developments of mobile technology and peer-to-peer (P2P) communication networks. With the help of the French author Jean-Luc Nancy’s philosophical theory on the ‘inoperative community’, we will try to show how a community of communication among equals depends on its members’ anonymity, its infinite openness and its ubiquity. Taking these features as a starting point we will analyse how we can consider the so-called mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) as a real and paradigmatic model of ‘inoperative community’. Our aim is to propose the infrastructure underlying these networks as a model of a community of communication among equals, since it enables the anonymity, openness and ubiquity of its members.


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  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): anonymity; community; equality; Jean-Luc Nancy; MANET; ubiquity
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