Interstitial Revolution: on the explosive fusion of negativity and hope

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This article offers a comprehensive review of John Holloway’s Crack Capitalism by situating it within the wider body of his work spanning the last two decades. The article reflects on the significance of Holloway’s argument that revolution must be conceived as an interstitial process, suggesting that this latest volume offers both a more grounded analysis of capitalism and an exploration of the poetry of ‘cracks’ that rupture the capitalist ‘synthesis’. Holloway effectively articulates Adorno’s negative dialectics with Bloch’s principle of hope, pointing to the necessity of rejecting what-is and opening outwards to what-is-not-yet.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-540
JournalCapital and Class
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • abstract labour
  • Adorno
  • Bloch
  • capitalism
  • class struggle
  • doing
  • Holloway
  • hope
  • negative dialectic
  • interstitial revolution


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