Journal announcement

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Mon Aug 21 17:11:56 MDT 2000

Dear Louis Proyect,

Would it be possible to include the following journal announcement on the
'Marxism' email list? We'd be very grateful. Let me know if there are any


Martin McIvor
Historical Materialism Editorial Board


Historical Materialism: research in critical marxist theory

Issue 5 of Historical Materialism is now available. It contains major new
contributions to the debate over Robert Brenner s analysis of the
international economy from Werner Bonefeld, Alan Freeman, Michel Husson,
Anwar Shaikh, Tony Smith, Richard Walker and John Weeks. Taken together
with the papers in Historical Materialism 4, this unique symposium presents
an essential guide to the current state of Marxist political economy, as
writers from a full cross-section of intellectual and political currents
interrogate the global trajectories of contemporary capitalism.

Also in Historical Materialism 5 you will find important new work by Craig
Brandist on Bakhtin and socialist ethics and Geoffrey Kay on abstract
labour and capital. Sean Sayers writes on late developments in Marx s
thought, Jon Gubbay assesses Erik Olin Wright s researches into class,
Gregor Gall analyses the contemporary predicament of organised labour and
Alan Johnson explores the Third Camp socialist tradition. Also discussed
are E. San Juan s new critique of postcolonial theory and Andrew Collier s
critical realist moral theory.

Historical Materialism 5 costs £8 or US$12.50 plus postage. For just a
little more you can take a two-issue subscription and also receive
Historical Materialism 4, which includes contributions to the Brenner
debate by Alex Callinicos, Guglielmo Carchedi, Simon Clarke, Gérard Duménil
& Dominique Lévy, Chris Harman, David Laibman, Michael Lebowitz, Fred
Moseley, Murray Smith and Ellen Meiksins Wood, as well as a hitherto
unpublished article by Hal Draper, a response to John Rosenthal s critique
of dialectic by Tony Smith, and reviews discussing British Communism,
American pragmatism, and Australian trade unionism.

Or you could take a subscription from Issue 5 onwards. Lined up for our
next couple of issues we have pieces by Patrick Murray on practical
abstraction, Andrew Kliman on value theory, Wal Suchting on late Althusser,
Michael Cowen on development theory, Tony Burns on Greek philosophy, and an
interview with Slavoj Zizek.

For more information please contact the editors by emailing hm at

Contents: Historical Materialism 5

Werner Bonefeld: Notes on Competition, Capitalism, Crises and Class
Alan Freeman: Crisis and the Poverty of Nations
Michel Husson: Riding the Long Wave
Anwar Shaikh: Explaining the Global Economic Crisis
Tony Smith: Brenner and Crisis Theory
Richard Walker: Capitalism s Recurrent Self-Criticism
John Weeks: Surfing the Troubled Waters of Global Turbulence

Craig Brandist: Ethics, Politics and the Potential of Dialogism
Geoff Kay: Abstract Labour and Capital

Sean Sayers on James D. White
Jon Gubbay on Erik Olin Wright
Gregor Gall on John Kelly
Alan Johnson on the Third Camp
Greg Dawes on E. San Juan
Adrian Haddock on Andrew Collier


UK£15, Europe £16, Worldwide Surface £16/US$25 (surface) or £20/US$32

Student/low income:
UK£10, Europe £13, Worldwide £13/US$20 (surface) or £16/US$25 (airmail)

UK£40, Europe £48, Worldwide £48/US$79 (surface) or £55/US$90 (airmail)

The Editors

Historical Materialism
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE UK email: hm at

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