Rethinking Marxism

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Rethinking Marxism  
Language English
Edited by Marcus E. Green and Serap Kayatekin
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0893-5696 (print)
1475-8059 (web)

Rethinking Marxism is a Marxist quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of economics, culture and society. It was launched in 1988 and since 2003 (Volume 15) it has been published by Routledge. The current co-editors of the journal is Marcus E. Green and Serap Kayatekin.[1]


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.[2]

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.[3]

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).

From 1989 to 1998, the editor of the journal was Jack Amariglio. From 1998 to 2010, David Ruccio served as the editor of Rethinking Marxism. From 2010 to 2013, S. Charusheela served as the editor of the journal with a team of associate editors, Maliha Safri, Joseph Childers and Yahya M. Madra. [3] Since the September of 2013, the journal is edited by Marcus E. Green and Serap Kayatekin as co-editors and Stephen Healy and Maliha Safri as associate editors.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

This journal is indexed in the following databases:[1]


  1. ^ a b "Publisher's webpage". Routledge. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ See Balibar, Etienne (1994). Masses, Classes, Ideas. New York: Routledge. p. xxii.  and also Elliott, Gregory (2006). Althusser: The Detour of Theory. Chicago: Haymarket Books. p. xii. 
  3. ^ a b The Editors (2010). "Rethinking Marxism: Legacies, Crossroads, New Directions". Rethinking Marxism (Routledge) 22 (1): 5–19. doi:10.1080/08935690903411511. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 

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