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- Rethinking Marxism: a journal of economics, culture and society a quarterly
journal, since 1988, sponsored by AESA. Each issue contains full-length scholarly
articles, art (including photoessays and fiction), Remarx essays (short, current pieces
that intervene in political and theoretical debates), reviews (of books, films,
conferences, exhibits, demonstrations, and more), and correspondence. Plus special
issues, minisymposia, interviews, and a new series entitled "Globalization Under
- Advisory Board: Jack Amariglio, Etienne Balibar, Michêle Barrett, Rosalyn
Baxandall, Joseph Buttigieg, Carmen Diana Deere, Terry Eagleton, Nancy Fraser,
Stephen Jay Gould, Julie Graham, Stuart Hall, Fredric Jameson, Ernesto Laclau,
Dominique Lecourt, Manning Marable, Rayna Rapp, Stephen Resnick, Sheila Rowbotham,
David F. Ruccio, Gayatri C. Spivak, Cornel West, Richard Wolff, Harold Wolpe
- Editorial Board: Jack Amariglio, Robert Burns, Antonio Callari, Stephen Cullenberg,
Jonathan Diskin, Kenan Erçcel, Robert Garnett, Mwangi wa Gîthînji,
Eric Glynn, Susan Jahoda, Amitava Kumar, Yahya M. Madra, Ceren Ozselçuk, David
F. Ruccio, Dean Saitta, Blair Sandler, Ross Weiner, Richard Wolff
- International conferences, approximately every 4 years, at the University of
Massachusetts-Amherst. "Marxism 2000: The Party’s Not Over" (2000). "Politics and
Languages of Contemporary Marxism" (1996). "Marxism in the New World Order: Crises and
Possibilities" (1992). "Marxism Now: Traditions and Difference" (1989). 1500 scholars,
students, and activists from around the world attended the most recent conference.
No other series of conferences of this size and scope currently exists in which
Marxism’s international development is the explicit topic. Plenary speakers have
included David Harvey, Mike Davis, Gayatri C. Spivak, Angela Davis, Sheila Rowbotham,
Ernest Mandel, Judith Butler, Cornel West, and Etienne Balibar.
- Occasional mini-conferences, since 1982, at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
"The Returns of Marxism" (1998). "Marxism and the Politics of Antiessentialism" (1995).
"Marxism and Its Others" (1993). "Marxian Social Theory" (1992). Speakers have included
Fredric Jameson, Martha Rosler, Arturo Escobar, Michael Eric Dyson, Cindy Patton, and
- Summer conferences, since 1980, with paper sessions, roundtables, workshops, and business
meetings, for members only.
- A book series, Pluto Press. Bringing It All Back Home: Class, Gender, and Power in
the Modern Household (Harriet Fraad, Stephen Resnick, and Richard Wolff). The
Falling Rate of Profit: Recasting the Marxian Debate (Stephen Cullenberg).
- Books by members. Knowledge and Class: A Marxian Critique of Political Economy
(Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff). The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It): A
Feminist Critique of Political Economy (J. K. Gibson-Graham). Global Economy,
Global Justice: Theoretical Objections and Policy Alternatives to Neoliberalism
(George DeMartino). Class and Its Others (J. K. Gibson-Graham, Stephen Resnick,
and Richard Wolff). Economics: Marxian versus Neoclassical (Stephen Resnick and
Richard Wolff). Postmodern Materialism and the Future of Marxist Theory: Essays in
the Althusserian Tradition (Antonio Callari and David F. Ruccio). Marxism in the
Postmodern Age: Confronting the New World Order (Antonio Callari, Stephen
Cullenberg, and Carole Biewener). Re/presenting Class: Essays in Postmodern Political
Economy (J. K. Gibson-Graham, Stephen Resnick, and Richard Wolff).
We propose to build upon the base RM now has to facilitate a broader awareness of the new developments in Marxist thought, culture, and politics–working against the current climate of pretending that Marxism and socialism are "over." Our goal is to disseminate Marxist ideas and political projects among new audiences inside and, especially, outside the academy.
Web and CD-ROM. Our plan is to bring RM
to the internet, with portions of the print version, plus a chat room with
the editors and authors and a discussion of Marxist perspectives on political
issues and current events. A CD-ROM version of RM will
allow us to produce more interactive materials, including hypertext, art, and music.
A new book series, with an international academic publisher. We our currently negotiating
with publishers a new book series, entitled "Articulations," that will combine full-length
scholarly monographs and shorter, student-oriented books on key Marxian concepts.
Video and audio tapes, from conferences. We would like to make available to students,
teachers, and the general public taped presentations and interviews from
Speakers bureau. AESA now has over 100 members, many of whom teach in private and public
colleges and universities on a wide variety of topics. We would like to
form a bureau that would make speakers available to educational institutions and community
groups. We are seeking to build upon the base RM has
established to facilitate a broader, public awareness of the new developments in Marxism that
challenge the pretense that Marxist ideas have been made "irrelevant" or are confined to the
Translations. In order for RM to truly become a forum for
Marxist thinking around the world and to publish essays originally written in languages other
than English, we need to be able to pay professional translators.
Political roundtables. RM is now well placed to bring
together left/Marxist activists and scholars with other communities of concerned citizens to
discuss the pressing political issues of the day. We would like to organize these roundtables
in major cities across the country.
Art. RM has combined Marxist thinking, politics, and art
from the very beginning. However, we would like to improve the presentation of visual art
(which, for most nonspecialized publishers, is too complicated and expensive).
- Subsidized subscriptions, for individuals and institutions. While we have always endeavored
to keep RM subscription prices low, many individuals and
institutions, in the United States and around the world, still cannot afford a subscription.
We would like to set up a program of gifts and subsidies to overcome such commercial
limitations in order to continue to build a viable and vibrant Marxist culture.
International library campaign. RM depends greatly on
reaching people through university, college, and public libraries. While we have had some
success in doing so within the United States, there have been limitations on our reaching an
international audience through library subscriptions. In order to introduce ourselves to
untapped audiences internationally, we plan to distribute native-language promotional
materials and complimentary copies of RM to libraries
around the world.