Refusing the terms of non-existence, breaking their constraints : John Holloway, cracking capitalism and the meaning of revolution today
Garland, Christian. (2012) Refusing the terms of non-existence, breaking their constraints : John Holloway, cracking capitalism and the meaning of revolution today. Journal of Classical Sociology, Vol.12 (No.2). pp. 256-266. ISSN 1468-795XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468795X12443535
This essay seeks to contribute to theorizing the (anti) politics of refusal of the material and abstract limitations imposed by the non-existence of life under capitalism, with special reference to the work of John Holloway, and his recent concept of ‘the crack’, the radical confluence of resistant subjectivity and a radically different mode-of-doing. The essay seeks to conceptualize a negative ontology, the standpoint of critique and resistant subjectivity, negativity toward the given, the existent and ‘that which is’. The essay attempts to show that in this active ‘doing’ – what Marx identified as ‘species-being’ (Gattungswesen) or creative human essence – human beings choose to do other than what is demanded by money and power, which is itself the re-appropriation of doing. The essay seeks to be one such contribution in that direction.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Other > Learning and Development Centre|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Classical Sociology|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 256-266|
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