Crack Capitalism

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Pluto Press, Jul 20, 2010 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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Crack Capitalism, argues that radical change can only come about through the creation, expansion and multiplication of weak points, or "cracks" in the capitalist system.

John Holloway's previous book, Change the World Without Taking Power, sparked a world-wide debate among activists about the most effective methods of resisting capitalism. Now Holloway rejects the idea of a disconnected plurality of struggles and finds a unifying contradiction -- the opposition between the time we spend working as part of the system and our excess "doing" where we revolt and refuse to be subsumed.

Clearly and accessibly presented in the form of 33 theses, Crack Capitalism is set to reopen the debate among radical scholars and activists seeking to break capitalism.

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User Review  - Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea - Goodreads

I can't say enough great things about this book. First off, after reading his "change the world without taking power," crack capitalism seemed effortless. Unlike the first book, he really tries to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Loren - Goodreads

Goodreads Crack Capitalism This is so very disappointing. I had high hopes for this thesis. I wanted something that built on Galbraith's polemic Affluent Society or even challenged Friedman's didactic ... Read full review


Break We want to break We want to create
It is time to learn the new language of a
The cracks begin with a No from which there

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John Holloway is a Professor in the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades of the BenemŽrita Universidad Aut—noma de Puebla in Mexico. His publications include 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).

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