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.
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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