About the book:
Since Reading Capital Politically was first published in 1978, Harry Cleaver has been a central figure for anti-authoritarian Marxists and radicals seeking to understand the working class as an autonomous force, capable of acting independently and not simply reacting to the depredations of capitalism. Rupturing the Dialectic brings this project up to date, interpreting capitalism's most recent crises and demonstrating how ordinary men and women can, and do, rupture the smooth functioning of the system that exploits them.
Harry Cleaver retired from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. His book Reading Capital Politically has been translated into seven languages and republished in ten countries.