Stuart Hall (theorist)

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Stuart Hall

Born Stuart McPhail Hall
3 February 1932(1932-02-03)
Kingston, Jamaica (then a colony of the British Empire)
Died 10 February 2014(2014-02-10) (aged 82)
London
Kidney failure
Fields Cultural Studies
Institutions University of Birmingham and Open University
Alma mater Merton College (Oxford)
Known for Articulation, oppositional decoding
Influences Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, Raymond Williams, Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault

Stuart McPhail Hall (3 February 1932 – 10 February 2014) was a Jamaican-born cultural theorist and sociologist.

Hall, with Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams, was one of the founding figures of British Cultural Studies.[1] He was President of the British Sociological Association 1995–97. In the 1950s Hall was a founder of the influential New Left Review.

Hall become a Professor of Sociology at the Open University.[2] Hall retired from the Open University in 1997 and was a Professor Emeritus.[3] British newspaper The Observer called him "one of the country's leading cultural theorists".[4]

Hall died on 10 February 2014, from complications following kidney failure a week after his eighty second birthday.[5][6]

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  1. Procter, James 2004. Stuart Hall, Routledge Critical Thinkers.
  2. Chen, Kuan-Hsing. 1996. The formation of a diasporic intellectual: an interview with Stuart Hall in Stuart Hall: critical dialogues in cultural studies. David Morley and Kuan-Hsing Chen, eds: New York: Routledge.
  3. Stuart Hall: Culture and Power. Interview. Radical Philosophy, November/December 1998.
  4. Tim Adams. ""Cultural hallmark", The Observer. 22 September 2007". Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2007/sep/23/communities.politicsphilosophyandsociety. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  5. Hudson, Rykesha (10 February 2014). "Jamaican cultural theorist Stuart Hall dies, aged 82". The Voice. http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/jamaican-cultural-theorist-stuart-hall-dies-aged-82. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  6. David Morley and Bill Schwarz, "Stuart Hall obituary: Influential cultural theorist, campaigner and founding editor of the New Left Review", The Guardian, 10 February 2014.

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