Therefore the community cannot be thought of as a body, as a corporation in which individuals are reflected in each other so as to confirm their initial identity; as a collective bond that comes at a certain point to connect individuals that before were separate. The community isn’t a mode of being, much less a “making” of the individual subject. It isn’t the subject’s expansion or multiplication but its exposure to what interrupts the closing and turns it inside out: a dizziness, a syncope, a spasm in the continuity of the subject.

– ESPOSITO, Roberto ([1998]2010). Communitas. The Origin and Destiny of Community, tr. Thimothy Campbell, Standford: Stanford University Press, p. 7.
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