Re: [OPE] [Eldred on:] John Holloway _Crack Capitalism_ reviewed by Christian Garland

From: John Holloway <>
Date: Mon Apr 11 2011 - 12:02:55 EDT

Many thanks, Jerry, and Michael.

    Best, John

El 6/4/11 12:27, "GERALD LEVY" <> escribió:

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>> Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 12:36:45 +0200
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>> Subject: John Holloway _Crack Capitalism_ reviewed by Christian Garland
>> John Holloway
>> Crack Capitalism
>> Pluto Press, London, 2010. 320pp., £17.99 pb
>> ISBN 9780745330099
>> Reviewed by Christian Garland
>> Cologne 06-Apr-2011
>> The reviewer intimates how John Holloway reveals the cracks in
>> capitalism, evoking a first person plural 'we' who are to "negate"
>> capitalism, to ³break it in as many ways as we can and try to expand
>> and multiply the cracks and promote their confluence.² (Holloway, as
>> cited by Garland). The cracks of mis-fitting are the interstices in
>> which singularity can find its niche for living beneath the abstract,
>> reified sociation achieved by intermeshing value-forms, resisting the
>> Siren enticements of winning-or-losing proffered by the gainful game.
>> The cracks are therefore capitalism's cracks, to which this 'we' is
>> indebted. What is problematic is whether and how singularity can exist
>> mis-fittingly in the interstices precisely as a conjured, plural 'we'
>> (in Marxism, paradigmatically, that elusive 'revolutionary subject'
>> inherited from subjectivist metaphysics). This would require
>> thematizing intensively the differences between the third person (the
>> preferred inflexion for metaphysical discourse) and the first and
>> second persons, both singular and plural. These are not merely dry
>> grammatical categories, but, more deeply, folds in being.that are ways
>> of existing-in-the-world. Hence they call for, and still await,
>> explicit ontological reflection. As a singularity, I may just gain my
>> self in an interstitial niche, that is, if I do not exist assimilated
>> to the way 'people' live. You, too, may gain your self in the crack
>> that you singularly cast open. But are 'we' ever more than a fleeting
>> moment, that is. if we are to be singular and not merely a bunch of
>> people living under capitalism?
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