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Journal Announcement from Chris Chase-Dunn
by Peter Grimes
08 August 2000 06:09 UTC

Title: FW: Journal announcement: Historical Materialism 4
H I S T O R I C A L   M A T E R I A L I S M

r e s e a r c h   i n   c r i t i c a l   m a r x i s t   t h e o r y

"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 (author, Dialectical Social Theory and its Critics, 1993)

Issue 4 of Historical Materialism features the long-awaited first part
of a symposium on the recent global economic instabilities and Robert
Brenner's new theory of their historical basis.  This unique
multidisciplinary debate brings together some of the world's leading
Marxist commentators, including Alex Callinicos, Guglielmo Carchedi,
Simon Clarke, Gerard Dumenil and Dominique Levy, Chris Harman, David
Laibman, Michael Lebowitz, Fred Moseley, Murray Smith, and Ellen
Meiksins Wood. The debate will be concluded in Issue 5 later in the
year, featuring further contributions from Werner Bonefeld, Francois
Chesnais, Alan Freeman, Michel Husson, Anwar Shaikh, Tony Smith, Richard
Walker, and John Weeks.

 "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 (author, Democracy Against Capitalism,1995)

 In addition Issue 4 continues the lively and refreshing mix of essays
and reviews that makes Historical Materialism both and essential
resource and a pleasure to read: a fascinating history of the distorted
reception of Lenin's What Is To Be Done? by the late Hal Draper, never
before published; an extended defence by Tony Smith of the Hegelian
Marxism revival against John Rosenthal's recent polemic; and a reviews
section that ranges from British Communism to American pragmatism to
Australian trade unionism. At 320 pages this issue of Historical
Materialism is our biggest yet - and with a cover price of £8 and
subscriptions for less, incredibly good value.  Full details of how to
subscribe can be found below.

 "Historical Materialism demonstrates that Marxist analysis is not
merely alive, but thriving again as the contradictions of globalisation
generate economic, social and cultural tensions which mainstream
analysis cannot account for."

 ­ John Weeks (author, A Critique of Neoclassical Economics, 1989)

F U L L   C O N T E N T S

Symposium: Robert Brenner and the World Crisis (Part 1)


Alex Callinicos: 'Capitalism, Competition and Profits:A Critique of
Robert Brenner's Theory of Crisis'

Gugliemlo Carchedi: 'A Missed Opportunity: Orthodox Versus Marxist
Crises Theories'

Simon Clarke: 'Capitalist Competition and the Tendency to
Overproduction: Comments on  Brenner's "Uneven Development and the Long
Downturn"'

Gerard Dumenil and Dominique Levy: 'Brenner on Distribution'

Chris Harman: 'Footnotes and Fallacies: A Comment on Robert Brenner's
"The Economics of Global Turbulence"'

David Laibman: 'Perspectives on Brenner'

Michael A. Lebowitz: 'In Brenner, Everything is Reversed'

Fred Moseley: 'The Decline of the Rate of Profit in the Post-war United
States Economy:Due to Increased Competition or Increased Unproductive
Labour?'

Murray Smith: 'The Necessity of Value Theory:Brenner's Analysis of the
"Long Downturn" and Marx's Theory of Crisis'

Ellen Meiksins Wood: 'Horizontal Relations: A Note on Brenner's Heresy'

Article

Alan Johnson: 'Introduction: Hal Draper: A Biographical Sketch'

Hal Draper: 'The Myth of Lenin's "Concept of Party":Or What They Did to
"What Is To Be Done"'


Intervention

Tony Smith: 'The Relevance of Systematic Dialetics to Marxism Thought: A
Reply to Rosenthal'


Reviews

Matthew Worley on Recent British Communist History

Edwin A. Roberts on Praxis American Style

Charles Post on Terence J. Byres

Alan Wald on Michael Lowy

Rick Kuhn on David Peetz


Conference Report

Emma Bircham on 'Historical Materialism and Globalisation' at Warwick,
1999

              "
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 (author Marxism and Human Nature, 1998)


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          B A C K   I S S U E S

 - Historical Materialism 1, Winter 1997 -

Ellen Meiksins Wood 'The Non-History of Capitalism'  Colin Barker
'Reflections on Two Book by Ellen Wood'  Esther Leslie 'Woman&Ware,
Craving&Corpse in Benjamin's Arcades Project' John Weeks 'The Law of
Value and the Analysis of Underdevelopment'   Tony Smith 'The
Neoclassical and Marxian Theories of Technology: A Critical
Assessment'   Michael Lebowitz 'The Silences of Capital'  John Holloway
'A Note on Alienation' Peter Burnham 'Globalisation: States, Markets and
Class Relations'  Fred Moseley 'The Rate of Profit and Economic
Stagnation in the United States Economy'  reviews by Matthew Beaumont on
Ernst Bloch, Benno Teschke on Guy Bois, Peter Linebaugh on Robin
Blackburn.


- Historical Materialism 2, Summer 1998 -

China Miéville 'The Conspiracy of Architecture'  Gregory Elliott
'Velocities of Change'  Andrew Chitty 'Recognition and Social Relations
of Production'  Michael Neary & Graham Taylor 'Marx and the Magic of
Money'  Paul Burkett 'A Critique of Neo-Malthusian Marxism'  Slavoj
Zizek 'Risk Society and its Discontents'  reviews by Geoff Kay on
Freeman & Carchedi,  Ben Watson on Adorno & music,  Mike Haynes on
Popular Violence & the Russian Revolution, Elmar Altvater on David
Harvey,  Martin Jenkins on Althusser & Psychoanalysis,  Henning Teschke
on the Amsterdam Benjamin Conference, Esther Leslie.on Walter Benjamin.

 - Historical Materialism 3, Spring 1999 -
Sympolium on Leninism and political organisation, featuring: Simon
Clarke 'The Populist Roots of Marxism-Leninism'  Howard Chodos & Colin
Hay 'So the Party's Over? Marxism and Political Strategy after "the
Fall"'  John Molyneux 'How Not To Write About Lenin'  Alan Shandro
'Political Action, Context and Conjuncture: Thinking About Political
Organisation'  Jonathan Joseph, 'Realistic Organisation?'  Peter Hudis
'Dialectics, the Party, and the Problem of the New Society: A
Marxist-Humanist Perspective'  John Ehrenberg 'Problems of Leninism'
Plus Paul Burkett 'A Response to Benton's Ecological Critique of Marx'
Werner Bonefeld The Politics of Novelty reviews by Michael Lebowitz on
Felton Shortall, Gareth Dale on East Germany, Adrian Budd on Kim Moody,
Giles Peaker on John Roberts, Christ Bertram on Marcus Roberts, Ken
Hammond on Gabriel Kolko.

C O M I N G   S O O N
 - Historical Materialism 5, Winter 1999 -
The new debate on Brenner: Part 2, including Werner Bonefeld:
'Competion, Capitalist Crises, & Class'  Francois Chesnais:
'Over-Capacity & Finance Capital'  Alan Freeman: 'Crisis & the Poverty
of Nations'  Michel Husson: 'Surfing on the Long Wave'  Anwar Shaikh:
'The Post-War Economic Crisis'  Tony Smith: 'Brenner & Crisis Theory:
Issues in Systematic & Historical Dialectics'  Richard  Walker:
'Capitalism's Recurrent Self-Criticism'  John Weeks: 'Surfing the
Troubled Waters of Global Turbulence'  Plus Deborah Cook, 'Critical
Stratagems in Adorno & Habermas'   Geoff Kay, 'Abstract Labour &
Capital'  Craig Brandist, 'Ethics, Politics & the Potential of
Dialogism' Felton Shortall, 'Reply to Lebowitz'  reviews including Noel
Castree on Castells, Gregor Gall on organising labour, John Gubbay on
Erik Olin Wright, Alan Johnson on Third Camp Marxism, Jonathan Joseph on
Derrida, Sean Sayers on late Marx.

Planned for future issues: new work by Andrew Brown  Tony Burns  Chik
Collins  Andrew Kliman  Patrick Murray  Gert Reuten  John Roberts  Wal
Suchting  Enzo Traverso  Jatin Wagle Michael Williams


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