Change the World Without Taking Power
The Meaning of Revolution Today
Series: Get Political
New edition of John Holloway's contemporary classic fusion of political philosophy and activism, including an extensive new preface by the author.
After a century of failed attempts by revolutionary and reformist movements to bring about radical social change, the concept of revolution itself is in crisis. John Holloway opens up the theoretical debate, reposing some of the basic concepts of Marxism in a critical development of the subversive Marxist tradition represented by Adorno, Bloch and Lukacs, amongst others, and grounded in a rethinking of Marx's concept of 'fetishisation' - how doing is transformed into being.
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 Crack Capitalism (Pluto, 2010), Change the World Without Taking Power (Pluto, 2019) and Negativity and Revolution (Pluto, 2008).
'Stands alongside Hardt and Negri's Empire as one of the two key texts of contemporary autonomist Marxism' - Alex Callinicos, Capital & Class
'This is a refreshing, thought provoking book ... A must read for every student and practitioner of political science' - USI Journal
'Holloway's thesis is indeed important and worthy of notice' - Richard J. F. Day. TOPIA, Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
Preface to the New Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1. The Scream
2. Beyond the State?
3. Beyond Power?
4. AFetishism - The Tragic Dilemma
5. Fetishism and Fetishisation
6. Anti-Fetishism and Criticism
7. The Tradition of Scientific Marxism
8. The Critical-Revolutionary Subject
9. The Material Reality of Anti-Power
10. The Material Reality of Anti-Power and the Crisis of Capital
12. Epilogue to new edition: Moving Against and Beyond: Reflections on a Discussion
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745329192
eBook ISBN: 9781783710454
135mm x 215mm