Historical Materialism

Research in Critical Marxist Theory

Historical Materialism is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to exploring and developing the critical and explanatory potential of Marxist theory. The journal started as a project at the London School of Economics from 1995 to 1998. The advisory editorial board comprises many leading Marxists, including Robert Brenner, Maurice Godelier, Michael Lebowitz, Justin Rosenberg and others.

Marxism has manifested itself in the late 1990s from the pages of the Financial Times to new work by Fredric Jameson, Terry Eagleton and David Harvey. Unburdened by pre-1989 ideological baggage, Historical Materialism stands at the edge of a vibrant intellectual current, publishing a new generation of Marxist thinkers and scholars.

2018 Impact Factor: 0.485
5-Year Impact Factor: 0.584

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Editorial Board
Miriyam Aouragh
Svenja Bromberg
Sebastian Budgen
Demet Şahende Dinler
Elia El Khazen
Sai Englert
Juan Grigera
Alex de Jong
Robert Knox
Ashok Kumar
Esther Leslie
Andreas Malm
Soren Mau
Maïa Pal
Paul Reynolds
Sara Salem
Panagiotis Sotiris
Peter Thomas
Alberto Toscano
Jamie Woodcock

Corresponding Editors
Samantha Ashman
Liam Campling
Giorgio Cesarale
Gail Day
Dae-oup Chang
Angela Dimitrakaki
Félix Boggio Éwanjée-Épée
Adam Fabry
Sara Farris
Harrison Fluss
James Furner
Giorgios Galanis
Dalia Gebrial
Owen Hatherley
Paul Heideman
Laura Horn
Dhruv Jain
Jim Kincaid
Gal Kirn
Alex Levant
Grant Mandarino
Geoff Mann
Thomas Marois
China Miéville
Benjamin Noys
Chris O'Kane
Nicole Pepperell
Gonzalo Pozo-Martin
Alfredo Saad-Filho
Guido Starosta
Richard Seymour
Greg Sharzer
Mike Wayne
Jeffery Webber
In der Zeitschrift werden die großen internationalen Debatten, die der seinem Anspruch nach internationalistische Marxismus über Jahre vernachlässigt hat, in harter, aber freundlicher Formgeführt. In relativ kurzer Zeit ist HM die bedeutendste intellektuelle Plattform in der internationalen marxistischen Diskussion geworden.
- Oliver Nachtwey, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The birth of Historical Materialism was a major event, not only because it provides a unique forum for non-sectarian Marxist debate but also because it represents a change in the wind, a really promising sign of socialist renewal.
- Ellen Meiksins Wood

Historical Materialism is already among the most highly regarded journals in Marxian theory published in any language. In an age of increasing specialization, it is committed to high-quality articles from across a broad range of disciplines. If a resurgence of Marxian thinking occurs in the twenty-first century, Historical Materialism will deserve a good part of the credit.
- Tony Smith

Historical Materialism provides exactly what is needed today: a Marxist antidote to postmodern and similar fashions. It is one of the few journals in English actually turned towards the future – one of the few journals in which a progressive theorist can publish without secretly feeling ashamed!
- Slavoj Zizek

Historical Materialism is an excellent journal, providing a unique forum for serious intellectual work about every aspect of Marxism. The quality of the first issues surpassed expectations. The journal is essential reading for anyone with an interest in this field.
- Sean Sayers


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