Crack Capitalism

From the cover:

How do we create a different world? Crack capitalism: create cracks, moments or spaces of rebellion in which we assert a different type of doing. That is what we are doign already, every day, everywhere.

John Holloway’s accalimed book, Change the World Without Taking Power, sparked a world-wide debate about the most effective methods of going beyond capitalism. Now Holloway takes the debate further, arguing that hope lies in the fact that capitalism is already badly cracked, full of ruptures in the logic of social cohesion. Can these cracks really break the system? Holloway suggests that the force of the cracks lies in their common drive against capitalist labour adn towards a different type of activity, doing what we consider necessary or desirable. The question of revolution is not how to destroy capitalism, but how to stop creating it and do something sensible instead.

Clearly presented in the form of 33 theses, Crack Capitalism will reignite the debate among radical scholars and activists seekign to break capitalism now.


Praise for Holloway’s previous book:

"Holloway’s Change the World Without Taking Power stands alongside Hardt and Negri’s Empire as one of the two key texts of contemporary autonomist Marxism.’

Alex Callinicos, Capital & Class


‘These few pages are among the most powerful and moving in revolutionary thought. … Simply magnificent!’

Michael Lowy, Bajo el Volcan


John Holloway is a Professor in the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades of the BEnemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla in Mexico. He is the author of Change the World Without Taking Power (Pluto Press, 3rd edition, 2010), and co-editor of Zapatista! Rethinking Revolution in Mexico (Pluto Press, 1998) and Global Capital, National State and The Politics of Money (1994).

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