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Professor John Holloway Visiting Professorship

PI: Sara Gonzalez (University of Leeds)

Overview: John Holloway is a Professor of Sociology at the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y humanidades in the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico. He has published widely on Marxist theory, on the Zapatista movement and on the new forms of anti-capitalist struggle. His book Change the World Without Taking Power (Pluto, London, 2002, new edition 2010) has been translated into eleven languages and has stirred an international debate. His recent book, Crack Capitalism (Pluto, 2010), takes the argument further by suggesting that the only way in which we can think of revolution today is as the creation, expansion, multiplication and confluence of cracks in capitalist domination.

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, Professor John Holloway spent time as a visiting professor at the School of Geography, University of Leeds in 2011 and is teaching at the MA in Activism and Social Change. He gave four well attended public lectures (11 May 2011, 28-30 November 2011). You can watch recordings of his lectures by going to the Wordpress site below.

Start Date: 2010

End Date: 2011

Funder: Leverhulme Trust (Visiting Professorship)