For the sake of clarity in the discussion, I would like to define what I meanby materialism, historical materialism, dialectical materialism, and a few otherimportant terms.
The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
Civil Wars in France
Contribution to a Critique of Political Economy. [The above are the classicstatements and examples of historical materialism and historical materialistanalyses.]
Capital Volume 1
Essay on the Theory of Historical Materialism
1) Non-economic phenomena are not uniquely determined by the economicstructure. 2) non-economic can and do play a role in shaping the forces ofproduction. 3) Historical materialism is not deterministic to the point whereindividual agency is left out.
Triepels Slagwerk - Geleen Limburg
But he did not believe that the material world hides from us the "real" world of the ideal; on the contrary, he thought that historically and socially specific ideologies prevented people from seeing the material conditions of their lives clearly.