Stuart Hall

  • Michèle Barrett


Key sociologist? Stuart Hall certainly is a key figure in contemporary sociology, but he was not trained in the discipline and his preoccupations are very different from those of mainstream sociology. Much of his work has been directed towards the development of ‘cultural studies’, which is now (largely through his efforts) widely recognized as an independent discipline. It is a sign of the current pluralism within sociology, and an indicator of the interdisciplinarity of the subject in its present form in Britain, that Hall is such an influential figure.


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Further Reading

  1. ‘Culture and power: Stuart Hall Interviewed by Peter Osborne and Lynne Segal’ in Radical Philosophy 86 (Nov/Dec 1997), 24–42.Google Scholar
  2. S. Hall, ‘When Was The Post-Colonial? Thinking At The Limit’ in The Post-colonial Question, Iain Chambers and Lidia Curti (eds), ( London: Routledge, 1996 ), 242–60.Google Scholar
  3. S. Hall, ‘Who Needs “Identity”’? in Questions of Cultural Identity S. Hall and P du Gay (eds) ( London: Sage, 1996 ).Google Scholar
  4. S. Hall (ed.), Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices ( London: Sage, 1997 ).Google Scholar
  5. S. Hall and B. Gieben (eds), Formations of Modernity ( Cambridge: Polity/OU Press, 1992 ).Google Scholar
  6. S. Hall and M. Jacques (eds), The Politics of Thatcherism (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1983 ).Google Scholar
  7. S. Hall, D. Held and T. McGrew (eds), Modernity and its Futures ( Cambridge: Polity/OU Press, 1992 ).Google Scholar
  8. D. Morley and K.-H. Chen (eds) S. Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies, ( London: Routledge, 1996 ).Google Scholar

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© Michèle Barrett 1998

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