From John Holloway:
With a cry of joyous rage and a little dance I announce that Crack Capitalism (published by Pluto Press, London, distributed by Palgrave in the US) is now in the shops. Rush out immediately to get your copy, give one as a present to all your friends (at least one each), put it on every reading list you can think of, order it for libraries, write reviews for newspapers and journals, spray-paint it as a slogan on the walls of the city, shout it from the rooftops and send this on to all your contacts. And if you want to send me comments, I would be delighted.
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 doing already, every day, everywhere.
John Holloway’s acclaimed 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 farther, 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 and 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 the millions of us who long to find a way of breaking capitalism now.
Release Date: 07 May 2010
Size: 198mm x 129mm
Crack Capitalism, argues that radical change can only come about through the creation, expansion and multiplication of ‘cracks’ in the capitalist system. These cracks are ordinary moments or spaces of rebellion in which we assert a different type of doing.
John Holloway’s previous book, Change the World Without Taking Power, sparked a world-wide debate among activists and scholars about the most effective methods of going beyond capitalism. Now Holloway rejects the idea of a disconnected array of struggles and finds a unifying contradiction – the opposition between the capitalist labour we undertake in our jobs and the drive towards doing what we consider necessary or desirable.
About The Author
John Holloway is a Professor in the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico. His publications include Crack Capitalism (Pluto, 2010), Change the World Without Taking Power (Pluto, 2005), Zapatista!
Rethinking Revolution in Mexico (co-editor, Pluto, 1998) and Global Capital, National State and the Politics of Money (co-editor, 1994).