Without Guarantees: In Honour of Stuart Hall

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Stuart Hall’s retirement from the Open University in 1997 provided a unique opportunity to reflect on an academic career which has had the most profound impact on scholarship and teaching in many parts of the world.

From his early work on the media, through his influential re-working of Gramsci for the analysis of Britain in the late 1970s, through his considered debates on Thatcherism and more recently on “race” and new ethnicities, Hall has been an inspirational figure for ...

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Overview

Stuart Hall’s retirement from the Open University in 1997 provided a unique opportunity to reflect on an academic career which has had the most profound impact on scholarship and teaching in many parts of the world.

From his early work on the media, through his influential re-working of Gramsci for the analysis of Britain in the late 1970s, through his considered debates on Thatcherism and more recently on “race” and new ethnicities, Hall has been an inspirational figure for generations of academics. He has helped to make universities places where ideas and social commitment can exist alongside each other.

This collection invites a wide range of academics who have been influenced by Stuart Hall’s writing to contribute not a memoir or a eulogy but an engaged piece of social, cultural or historical analysis which continues and develops the field of thinking opened up by Hall. The topics covered include identity and hybridity, history and post-colonialism, pedagogy and cultural politics, space and place, globalization and economy, modernity and difference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859842874
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Gilroy is Professor of Social Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Lawrence Grossberg is Professor of Communication Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of North Carolina.

Angela McRobbie is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Michèle Barrett is Professor of Modern Literary and Cultural Theory in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London. She is the author, among other works, of Women’s Oppression Today, The Anti-Social Family, and Politics of Diversity (co-authored with Roberta Hamilton).

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Frames of War, Precarious Life, The Psychic Life of Power, Excitable Speech, Bodies that Matter, Gender Trouble, and with Slavoj Žižek and Ernesto Laclau, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 Identity Blues 1
2 Sociology and the Metaphorical Tiger 14
3 Resisting Left Melancholia 21
4 Agencies of Style for a Liminal Subject 30
5 The State of War and the State of Hybridization 38
6 Critical Dialogues on Chicana/o Cultural Studies 53
7 At the End of This Sentence a Sail Will Unfurl ... Modernities, Musics and the Journey of Identity 67
8 Unfinished Business? Struggles over the Social in Social Welfare 83
9 Taking Identity Politics Seriously: 'The Contradictory, Stony Ground ...' 94
10 Representing 'Globalization': Notes on the Discursive Orderings of Economic Life 113
11 The Sugar You Stir... 126
12 Public Pedagogy as Cultural Politics: Stuart Hall and the 'Crisis' of Culture 134
13 History, Imagination and the Politics of Belonging: Between the Death and the Fear of History 148
14 When the Subalterns Speak, What Do They Say? Radical Cultural Politics in Cardiff Docklands 165
15 The Second Modernization Failed: Discourse Politics from 'New Korea' to 'Globalization' 181
16 Stuart Hall and Social Policy: An Encounter of Strangers? 193
17 Absolute Beginnings: In Search of a Lost Time 203
18 Stuart Hall: The Universities and the 'Hurly Burly' 212
19 Travelling Thoughts 225
20 A Sociography of Diaspora 233
21 Cultural Studies and Common Sense: Unresolved Questions 245
22 Intervening in Popular Culture: Cultural Politics and the Art of Translation 254
23 Matters of Selfesteem 266
24 Becoming Postcolonial 268
25 The Permanence of Pluralism 282
26 Exoticism and Death as a Modern Taboo: Gangsta Rap and the Search for Intensity 302
27 Against the Punitive Wind: Stuart Hall, the State and the Lessons of the Great Moving Right Show 318
28 Thinking Cultural Questions in 'Pure' Literary Terms 335
29 Studies in a Post-colonial Body 358
30 Modernity and Difference 364
31 Reading Stuart Hall in Southern Africa 375
32 Blood Borders: Being Indian and Belonging 388
33 The Cultural Politics of the Mass-mediated Emperor System in Japan 395
34 How Do We Look? Unfixing the Singular Black (Female) Subject 416
Notes on Contributors 431
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