About Soundings

Editors: Sally Davison and Ben Little
Founding editors: Stuart Hall, Doreen Massey and Michael Rustin
Editorial board: Sally Davison, David Featherstone, Deborah Grayson, Katharine Harris,  Ben Little, Jo Littler, Michael Rustin, George Shire, Alison Winch, Roshi Naidoo
Reviews editor: Deborah Grayson
Enquiries: sally@lwbooks.co.uk

Soundings is published 3 times a year, in March, July and November. It was founded in 1995.

Soundings is now freely available online to all subscribers at: www.ingentaconnect.com/content/lwish/sou

‘I think of Soundings as a laboratory:one of the few places which academics, acticists, policy makers and practitioners can speak to each other as equals and forge the stories that we need to apprehend and shape the world we are living through’ Rachel Thomson

‘willing to ask the biggest questions, but always rooted in the here and now: it’s a vital link between the tradition of progressive thought in Britain and the futures which all of us are working for’ Jeremy Gilbert

‘constantly drawing on new ideas for a new democratic politics without the baggage of canonic restriction’ Ash Amin

‘that rare forum which brings together critical thought and transformative action - always in informed and stimulating ways’ Priya Gopal

‘helps to keep my faith in an intellectual left alive’ Lawrence Grossberg

‘one of the few places where you read ideas which can change your mind’ Madeleine Bunting

‘where theory defers to reality’ Edward Fullbrook

‘nourishes public intellectual space - without it our public culture would be diminished’ Tariq Modood

‘a cherished space where the challenging analytical combines with the political’ Nira Yuval-Davis

History of Soundings

Soundings was established in 1995 by Stuart Hall, Doreen Massey and Michael Rustin. These three founding editors had all at one time or another been associated with Marxism Today, which ceased publication in 1991, and Doreen Massey and Michael Rustin had also been on the editorial board of New Left Review, until they withdrew in 1993. (Stuart Hall was the original editor of New Left Review.) The aim was to continue to work within the traditions of the new left, and to produce a journal that engaged on the ground with the political scene in a style that, while informed by theory, was not too academic. The journal has a tradition of working within the Gramscian tradition of conjunctural analysis as a way of understanding the intertwining of complex forces in any given political moment. This approach was pioneered by Stuart Hall in his analysis of Thatcherism, and has more recently been deployed within the journal as an aid to discussing neoliberalism and the current financial crisis. Sally Davison has been the managing editor throughout the journal’s history, and from 2013 became its co-editor, alongside Ben Little. Jonathan Rutherford was editor between 2004 and 2012.

ISSN: 1362 6620 
Published three times a year - March, July and November