This session is a discussion of the Deutscher Prize Winning Book 2020 ‘The Return of the Dialectics of Nature: Marxian Ecology and the Struggle for Freedom as Necessity’ – John Bellamy Foster.
This is NOT the Deutscher Prize Lecture – it is a discussion of the prize winning book. The lecture can be accessed and downloaded at –
The Discussants are
John Bellamy Foster (University of Oregon, USA)
Helena Sheehan (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Stefano B. Longo (North Carolina State University, Lund University, Sweden)
Chair: Alfredo Saad Filho.
This session will also announce the 2021 Prize winner. The shortlist is:
Francesca Antonini – Caesarism and Bonapartism in Gramsci: Hegemony and the Crisis of Modernity (Brill)
Himani Bannerji – The Ideological Condition: Selected Essays on History, Race and Gender (Brill)
Maïa Pal – Jurisdictional Accumulation: An Early Modern History of Law, Empires, and Capital (Cambridge)
Panagiotis Sotiris – A Philosophy for Communism: Rethinking Althusser (Brill)
Ronald Grigor Suny – Stalin: Passage to Revolution (Princeton)
Ntina Tzouvala – Capitalism As Civilisation: A History of International Law (Cambridge)
This event is co-sponsored by Historical Materialism and Haymarket Books. While all events for HM Online are free to register, the organizers ask comrades who are able to please consider making a donation, which would help enormously in covering the costs of putting together this programme of events. Like all left organisations, HM had a very tough period from the beginning of 2020 and our budgets are very stretched and bank balance is sinking all the time, with very little revenue coming in. If you can make a contribution to help keep us afloat, please don’t hesitate!