Without Guarantees: In Honour of Stuart Hall

Without Guarantees: In Honour of Stuart Hall

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Without Guarantees: In Honour of Stuart Hall by Paul Gilroy

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781859842874
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 08/01/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

1Identity Blues1
2Sociology and the Metaphorical Tiger14
3Resisting Left Melancholia21
4Agencies of Style for a Liminal Subject30
5The State of War and the State of Hybridization38
6Critical Dialogues on Chicana/o Cultural Studies53
7At the End of This Sentence a Sail Will Unfurl ... Modernities, Musics and the Journey of Identity67
8Unfinished Business? Struggles over the Social in Social Welfare83
9Taking Identity Politics Seriously: 'The Contradictory, Stony Ground ...'94
10Representing 'Globalization': Notes on the Discursive Orderings of Economic Life113
11The Sugar You Stir...126
12Public Pedagogy as Cultural Politics: Stuart Hall and the 'Crisis' of Culture134
13History, Imagination and the Politics of Belonging: Between the Death and the Fear of History148
14When the Subalterns Speak, What Do They Say? Radical Cultural Politics in Cardiff Docklands165
15The Second Modernization Failed: Discourse Politics from 'New Korea' to 'Globalization'181
16Stuart Hall and Social Policy: An Encounter of Strangers?193
17Absolute Beginnings: In Search of a Lost Time203
18Stuart Hall: The Universities and the 'Hurly Burly'212
19Travelling Thoughts225
20A Sociography of Diaspora233
21Cultural Studies and Common Sense: Unresolved Questions245
22Intervening in Popular Culture: Cultural Politics and the Art of Translation254
23Matters of Selfesteem266
24Becoming Postcolonial268
25The Permanence of Pluralism282
26Exoticism and Death as a Modern Taboo: Gangsta Rap and the Search for Intensity302
27Against the Punitive Wind: Stuart Hall, the State and the Lessons of the Great Moving Right Show318
28Thinking Cultural Questions in 'Pure' Literary Terms335
29Studies in a Post-colonial Body358
30Modernity and Difference364
31Reading Stuart Hall in Southern Africa375
32Blood Borders: Being Indian and Belonging388
33The Cultural Politics of the Mass-mediated Emperor System in Japan395
34How Do We Look? Unfixing the Singular Black (Female) Subject416
Notes on Contributors431

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