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The Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize is an annual prize given in honour of historian Isaac Deutscher and his wife Tamara Deutscher for a new book published in English "which exemplifies the best and most innovative new writing in or about the Marxist tradition." It has been ongoing since 1969.

As of November 2021, members of the Deutscher Jury include Gilbert Achcar, Alex Callinicos, Alejandro Colas, Ben Fine, Rob Knox, Esther Leslie, Alfredo Saad-Filho, Chris Wickham, and Lea Ypi.

Recipients include Jairus Banaji (2011, Theory as History: Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation), David Harvey (2010, The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism), Rick Kuhn (2007, for a biography of Henryk Grossman), Christopher Wickham (2006, for Framing the Early Middle Ages), Francis Wheen (1999, for a biography of Karl Marx), Eric Hobsbawm (1995, for The Age of Extremes), Terry Eagleton (1989, The Ideology of the Aesthetic), Robert Brenner (1985, for The Brenner Debate), and G. A. Cohen (1978, for Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence).[1]

Winning authors may contribute to the Deutscher Memorial Lecture series the following year; the lecture, or a text based upon it, is published in a variety of outlets, including Historical Materialism, the New Left Review,[2] International Socialism,[3] and the International Socialist Review.[4]

Recipients

Year[5] Winner Book Publisher Deutscher Memorial Lecture
1969 Martin Nicolaus "The Unknown Marx" New Left Review
1970 István Mészáros Marx's Theory of Alienation Merlin
1971 Not awarded N/A N/A
1972 Paul Walton and Andrew Gamble From Alienation to Surplus Value Macmillan
1973 Lucio Colletti From Rousseau to Lenin: Studies in Ideology and Society NLB
1974 Maxime Rodinson Marxism and Islam Allen Lane
1975 Marcel Liebman Leninism Under Lenin Cape
1976 Włodzimierz Brus Socialist Ownership and Political Systems RKP
1977 S. S. Prawer Karl Marx and World Literature Verso
1978 Rudolf Bahro The Alternative in Eastern Europe NLB
1979 G. A. Cohen Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence Oxford University Press 'Freedom, Justice and Capitalism'[6]
1980 Bob Rowthorn Capitalism, Conflict and Inflation: Essays in Political Economy Lawrence & Wishart
1981 Neil Harding Lenin's Political Thought Macmillan
1982 G. E. M. de Ste. Croix The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World: From the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests Duckworth ‘Class in Marx's Conception of History, Ancient and Modern’[7]
1983 Barbara Taylor Eve and the New Jerusalem: Socialism and Feminism in the Nineteenth Century Virago
1984 Margaret A. Rose [Wikidata] Marx's Lost Aesthetic: Karl Marx and the Visual Arts Cambridge University Press
1985 Robert Brenner The Brenner Debate: Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-industrial Europe Cambridge University Press
1986 Ellen Meiksins Wood The Retreat from Class: A New "True" Socialism Verso
1987 Teodor Shanin Russia, 1905–07: Revolution as a Moment of Truth Macmillan
1988 Boris Kagarlitsky Thinking Reed: Intellectuals and the Soviet State 1917 to the Present Verso
1989 Terry Eagleton The Ideology of Aesthetic Blackwell
1990 Arno J. Mayer Why Did the Heavens Not Darken? The Final Solution in History Verso
1991 Mike Davis City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles Vintage Books
1992 Len Doyal and Ian Gough [Wikidata] A Theory of Human Need Macmillan
1993 Harvey J. Kaye The Education of Desire: Marxists and the Writing of History Routledge
1994 Justin Rosenberg The Empire of Civil Society: A Critique of the Realist Theory of International Relations Verso ‘Isaac Deutscher and the Lost History of International Relations’[8]
1995 Eric Hobsbawm The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914–1991 M. Joseph
1996 Donald Sassoon One Hundred Years of Socialism: The West European Left in the Twentieth Century I.B.Tarius
1997 Robin Blackburn The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492–1800 Verso
1998 Not awarded N/A N/A
1999 Francis Wheen Karl Marx Fourth Estate
2000 Peter Gowan The Global Gamble: Washington's Faustian Bid for World Dominance Verso
2001 James Holstun [Wikidata] Ehud's Dagger: Class Struggle in the English Revolution Verso
2002 Brian Kelly Race, Class and Power in the Alabama Coalfields, 1908–1921 University of Illinois Press ‘Materialism and the Persistence of Race in the Jim Crow South’[9]
2003 Neil Davidson [Wikidata] Discovering the Scottish Revolution Pluto Press ‘How Revolutionary were the Bourgeois Revolutions?’[10]
Benno Teschke The Myth of 1648: Class, Geopolitics, and the Making of Modern International Relations Verso 'Bourgeois Revolution, State Formation and the Absence of the International'[11]
2004 Michael Lebowitz [ca; es; nn; no] Beyond Capital: Marx's Political Economy of the Working Class (2nd edition) Palgrave Macmillan 'The Politics of Assumption, the Assumption of Politics'[12]
2005 Kevin Murphy [fr] Revolution and Counterrevolution: Class Struggle in a Moscow Metal Factory Berghahn Books 'Can we write the history of the Russian Revolution?'[3]
2006 Chris Wickham Framing the Early Middle Ages, Europe and the Mediterranean, 400–800 Oxford University Press 'Problems Concerning the Economic Logic of the Feudal Mode'[13][14]
2007 Rick Kuhn Henryk Grossman and the Recovery of Marxism University of Illinois Press 'Economic crisis and the responsibility of socialists'[4]
2008 Kees van der Pijl Nomads, Empires, States: Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy Pluto Press 'Historicising the International: Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy'[15]
2009 Dimitris Milonakis and Ben Fine From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics: The Shifting Boundaries Between Economics and Other Social Sciences Routledge ‘“Useless but True”: Economic Crisis and the Peculiarities of Economic Science’[16]
2010 David Harvey The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism Profile Books 'History Versus Theory: A Commentary on Marx’s Method in Capital'[17]
2011 Jairus Banaji Theory as History: Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation Brill 'Seasons of Self-Delusion: Opium, Capitalism and the Financial Markets'[18][19][20]
2012 David McNally Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism Brill 'The Blood of the Commonwealth: War, the State, and the Making of World Money’[21]
2013 Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire Verso 'Marxist Theory and Strategy: Getting Somewhere Better'[22]
2014 Roland Boer In the Vale of Tears: On Marxism and Theology V Brill
2015 Tamás Krausz [hu; ru] Reconstructing Lenin: An Intellectual Biography Monthly Review 'Deutscher, Lenin and the East-European Perspectives: On the History of the Theory of Socialism'[23]
2016 Andreas Malm Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming Verso 'In Wildness Is the Liberation of the World: On Maroon Ecology and Partisan Nature'[24][25]
2017 William Clare Roberts [Wikidata] Marx's Inferno: The Political Theory of Capital Princeton University Press 'Marx’s Social Republic: Political not Metaphysical'[26]
2018 Kohei Saito Karl Marx's Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy Monthly Review 'Marx’s Theory of Metabolism in the Age of Global Ecological Crisis'[27]
2019 Brett Christophers The New Enclosure: The Appropriation of Public Land in Neoliberal Britain Verso 'Class, Assets and Work in Rentier Capitalism'[28][29]
2020 John Bellamy Foster The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology Monthly Review 'The Return of the Dialectics of Nature: The Struggle for Freedom as Necessity'[30][31]
2021 Ronald Grigor Suny [2] Stalin: Passage to Revolution Princeton University Press
2022 Gabriel Winant The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America Harvard University Press
2023 Heide Gerstenberger Market and Violence. The Functioning of Capitalism in History Brill

Shortlists for each year can be found on the Deutscher Prize website.

References

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