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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About the Author
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 iek and Ernesto Laclau, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality.
Table of Contents
|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|
|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|
|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|