Historical Materialism

Research in Critical Marxist Theory

In Memoriam
Ed Rooksby
Everyone at Historical Materialism offers their condolences to the comrades, friends, loved ones and colleagues of Ed Rooksby, who has died at a tragically early age. Ed was a wonderful, thoughtful and humorous comrade, who was working on a book for the HM Book Series that was sure to provoke much debate and discussion. Ed, a regular participant in our London conference, also wrote a piece for the journal which we here make freely available.

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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