Change the World Without Taking Power: The Meaning of Revolution Today / Edition 3

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John Holloway asks how we can reformulate our understanding of revolution as the struggle against power, not for power. Since its first publication in 2002, this provocative book has been translated into eleven other languages and has stirred up a lively debate on the meaning of revolution today. This updated edition contains a new epilogue with a detailed discussion of the reactions that the book has aroused.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"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

"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745329192
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 9/6/2010
  • Series: Get Political Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition, New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet 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).

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Table of Contents

1 The scream 1
2 Beyond the state? 11
3 Beyond power? 19
4 Fetishism : the tragic dilemma 43
5 Fetishism and fetishisation 78
6 Anti-fetishism and criticism 106
7 The tradition of scientific Marxism 118
8 The critical-revolutionary subject 140
9 The material reality of anti-power 155
10 The material reality of anti-power and the crisis of capital 176
11 Revolution? 204
Epilogue : moving against-and-beyond - reflections on a discussion 216
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