Rethinking Marxism

Rethinking Marxism is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering Marxist analyses of economics, culture, and society. It was established in 1988 and has been published by Routledge since 2003 on behalf of the Association for Economic and Social Analysis. The editors-in-chief are Marcus E. Green and Serap Kayatekin.

Rethinking Marxism  
Edited byMarcus E. Green, Serap Kayatekin
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Rethink. Marx.
ISSN0893-5696 (print)
1475-8059 (web)
OCLC no.472814893


Founded mainly by the professors and graduate students of the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the first issue of Rethinking Marxism appeared in 1988, just before the dissolution of the Soviet Union began. The journal quickly became an influential academic platform for Althusserian Marxism in the North American context.[1]

Even though the journal was launched by a group of economists (among others, Stephen Resnick, Richard D. Wolff, Jack Amariglio, David Ruccio) and continues to regularly publish articles in the various sub-fields of Marxian economics, such as the labor theory of value, class analysis, and crisis theory, Rethinking Marxism does not have an exclusive economics focus. It is a journal of Marxian theory that makes it a point to rethink and develop Marxian analyses of capitalism, imperialism and alternatives to capitalism.[2]

Rethinking Marxism is also known for its sustained efforts to showcase contemporary art practices. Each issue of the journal presents an original work by a contemporary artist (e.g., Martha Rosler, Mark Lombardi, Michael Rakowitz, Thomas Hirschhorn, Chto Delat).

From 1989 to 1998, the editor of the journal was Jack Amariglio. From 1998 to 2010, David Ruccio served as editor. He was succeeded by S. Charusheela (2010 to 2013).[2] Since September 2013, the journal is edited by Marcus E. Green and Serap Kayatekin.

Abstracting and indexingEdit

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  1. ^ See Balibar, Étienne (1994). Masses, Classes, Ideas. New York: Routledge. p. xxii. and also Elliott, Gregory (2006). Althusser: The Detour of Theory. Chicago: Haymarket Books. p. xii.
  2. ^ a b The Editors (2010). "Rethinking Marxism: Legacies, Crossroads, New Directions". Rethinking Marxism. 22 (1): 5–19. doi:10.1080/08935690903411511.

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