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  Stuart Hall (cultural theorist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stuart Hall (born 1932 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a cultural theorist from the United Kingdom.
As a direct result, Hall was invited by Richard Hoggart to join the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in Birmingham.
Hall is one of the main proponents of reception theory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stuart_Hall_(cultural_theorist)   (674 words)

 Stuart Hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stuart Hall - radio and TV presenter from the United Kingdom
Stuart Hall - influential cultural theorist from the United Kingdom
There is also a girls' boarding school in Staunton, Virginia named "Stuart Hall".
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 Stuart Hall (1932 - )
Stuart Hall was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1932.
Hall retired from the Open University in 1997 and currently sits on the Runnymede Trust's commission on the future of multi-ethnic Britain.
In a well-known essay, Stuart Hall, director of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) from 1969 to 1979, declares, “there is something at stake in cultural studies, in a way that I think, and hope, is not exactly true of many other important intellectual and critical practices.
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 ipedia.com: Stuart Hall (cultural theorist) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Stuart Hall holds an MA from Merton College in Oxford.
In 1968 Stuart Hall became director of the unit at Birmingham University.
After his appointment as a professor of sociology at the Open University in 1979, Hall published more influential books, including: The Hard Road to Renewal (1988), Resistance Through Rituals (1989), The Formation of Modernity (1992), Questions of Cultural Identity (1996) and Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices (1997).
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 WhatIsCulture?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The term culture, in what is known as the "anthropological definition," refers to a "whole way of life," meaning a broad range of activities within a society.
In this book [in our class], we are defining culture as the shared practices of a group, community, or society, through which meaning is made out of the visual, aural, and textual world of representations.
Here we are indebted to the work of British cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who states that culture is not so much a set of things (television shows or paintings, for example) as a set of processes or practices through which individuals and groups come to make sense of those things.
www.d.umn.edu /~memad/Culture.htm   (645 words)

 Stuart Hall, "Cultural Studies and its Theoretical Legacies"
Although it doesn't call itself "cultural studies," many of the people who are contributing to it are people who have been formed within cultural studies in Britain, which by now is a house of many mansions, but a lot of people who are in it don't know one end of cultural studies from another.
The interrelations between feminism, psychoanalysis, and cultural studies defines a completely and permanently unsettled terrain for me. The gains of understanding cultural questions in and through the insights of psychoanalytic work, especially as those have been reread through the political practices of feminism, opened up enormous insights for me-that's what I mean by gain.
Culture is neither just the processes of the unconscious writ large nor is the unconscious simply the internalization of cultural processes through the subjective domain.
www.chss.montclair.edu /english/furr/pursuits/hallcultstuds.html   (10816 words)

 mass media effects: Marxism in the UK
From this point of view, the 'culture industries' (to use Adorno's term) are primarily driven by an economic imperative to maximize their audiences, thus, for example, greatly emphasizing sex and violence.
Stuart Hall replaced Richard Hoggart as the director of the CCCS in 1969.
Early on, Hall rejected the contrast between the supposed organic culture of the past and today's mass culture and turned his attention to a serious evaluation of mass culture on the same terms as high culture.
www.cultsock.ndirect.co.uk /MUHome/cshtml/media/marxuk.html   (1238 words)

 STEFAN COLLINI - CULTURE TALK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Culture and politics will, he asserts, always be ‘discrepant’, and this discrepancy should be seen not just as a negative or awkward case of non-correspondence, ‘but as a space of possibility’.
But if ‘cultural politics’ is not just everyday politics by another name, if it somehow involves the field of ‘culture’ (as the whole conception of the book suggests it does), then it becomes important to see what the relation is between this distinctive sense of ‘cultural politics’ and what he characterizes as ‘metacultural discourse’;.
In other words, ‘cultural politics’, as Mulhern (sketchily) characterizes it, is bound to share the formal properties he identifies in appeals to ‘culture’ itself, but I would argue that this is in itself no bad thing.
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As an integral part of the capitalist economy, the culture industry provides popular cultural diversions that the masses seek “as an escape from the mechanized work process, and to recruit strength in order to be able to cope with it again” (Adorno and Horkheimer 1973, 137).
Popular culture is a landscape in which people occupy vastly different and often multiple subject positions, subjectivities grounded in race, ethnicity, social class, occupation, region, gender, sexual orientation, and so on.
As the cultural theorist Stuart Hall has established, popular culture is a site of struggle in which various alternative cultural projects contend against the hegemony of the dominant culture.
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 In the family - Professor Stuart Hall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For the past thirty years Stuart Hall has been a leading figure of the British Left and a visionary race theorist.
A collection of essays by and about Hall can be found in Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues In Cultural Studies, edited by Kuan-Hsing Chan and David Morley.
Hall is currently Professor of Sociology at The Open University.
www.metromate.org.uk /camp/family/27.htm   (157 words)

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A cultural studies approach involves a critical examination of cultural practices and their relationships to power through setting all forms of scientific, technological, cultural and artistic representation, beliefs, institutions and communicative practices in both local and global perspective.
What 'culture' is, is highly contested and gives the area its dynamic, but we use the concept her to broadly encompass the whole way of life, material, intellectual, and spiritual.
If knowledge is a cultural product, it is not simply 'true' in any transcendental sense, its truth is determined by its context and can only be critically evaluated by locating it in that context and by comparing it with analogous knowledge from other cultures.
www.iaiancad.org /nep/courses/indig1/knowledge/chapters/finalwords.htm   (2203 words)

 www.webstreamhosting.com - History & Culture: Ethnicity, Folklore, Mythology information
Culture hit a brick wall after coming up with a few great inovations and inventions to take root there has to be a need for it.
Stuart hall cultural studies (last updated: 4/12/00) Stuart Hall, a leading figure of the British left over the past thirty essays on Hall can be found in "Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues In Cultural Studies",edited by Kuan.
Kirk Endicott to controversies in cultural anthropology Cultural Anthropology.
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 Lego Stuart Hall's Encoding-Decoding Model   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the 1970s, cultural theorist Stuart Hall tested his 'Encoding-Decoding' hypothesis by inviting participants to watch specially-filmed material, to determine whether they 'decoded' the message which he had 'encoded'.
LEGO 5580 recreates the moment in which a female participant produced a radically unexpected interpretation of a scene from a Spider-Man story which was being acted out in Hall's garden.
Hall's ideas are summarised briefly in Media, Gender and Identity.
www.theory.org.uk /lego-hall.htm   (127 words)

 postmodernism: details
If what cultural studies is about is the rational critique of existing institutions, which is of course central to the Enlightenment project, then cultural studies either collapses or has to go off and be about something else, since there is no rational foundation left for the critique.
This may be seen as a democratization of the cultural studies field, opening it up to a plurality of voices, and may therefore also be seen as the realization of the radical project of cultural studies.
Just as the insights of French philosophy and linguistics had an enormous influence on the development of cultural studies in the Marxian vein, so too have the French been influential in the further development of cultural studies beyond that Marxian school of thought, in the area of what is known as postmodernism.
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 LAMECA - Séminaire d'ethnomusicologie caribéenne 2003
Stuart Hall expresses his interest as well in “… Cultural strategies that can make a difference… and shift the dispositions of power.”; (Hall 1996:468).
And such an accomplishment of style is especially liberating for people who have little control over the cultural institutions and icons of their society.
Despite the commonalities of urban life throughout Latin America, and the shared joy that barrio dwellers took in seeing their life and their cultural style represented in salsa, the relationship of Puerto Ricans to salsa was unique because of their colonial status.
perso.wanadoo.fr /lameca/dossiers/ethnomusicologie/berrios_miranda_eng.html   (3034 words)

 Office of Public Affairs at Yale - News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hall, emeritus professor of sociology at the Open University (United Kingdom), will speak on the topic of "Racisms, Past and Present." Hall pioneered the field of cultural studies.
He was editor of the New Left Review and served as director of the Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University before joining the faculty of the Open University in 1979.
Hall's writings examine aspects of popular culture, Marxist theory, racial formations and the construction of diasporic identities.
www.yale.edu /opa/newsr/01-08-29-01.all.html   (322 words)

 Interview with Homi Bhabha
To be relatively affluent as a minority is not to be free of cultural anxiety.
There, I was attempting to describe the way in which the articulation of cultural differences has to deal with what can't be translated; what may be incommensurable in the moment of cultural difference emerges in language as an evacuation of the very signifying and symbolic register that is required, in another moment, for its representation.
He also anticipated contemporary thinking in his view of culture as a performative field, and in his focus on the body, which is at the center of his ideas of political agency and cultural practice.
prelectur.stanford.edu /lecturers/bhabha/interview.html   (7921 words)

 Stuart Hall index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Stuart Hall, a leading figure of the British left over the past thirty years and a visionary race theorist, had made profound contributions to the field of cultural studies at the Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University.
A collection of Hall's essays and essays on Hall can be found in "Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues In Cultural Studies",edited by Kuan-Hsing Chan and David Morley.
Hall is retired Professor of Sociology at The Open University
www.blackculturalstudies.org /s_hall/hall_index.html   (109 words)

 English 491
Stuart Hall has defined Cultural Studies as "applied theory," suggesting that it involves the intervention of a variety of forms of critical theory — including Marxism, post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, feminism, post-colonial theory — in the public or social or political realms.
Attention will be paid to the ways in which cultural studies has evolved from, and also returns to, the "close reading, with a difference" (as the Dutch cultural theorist Mieke Bal has put it) of texts.
And we will focus on a recently re-issued "classic" of British Cultural Studies, Raymond Williams's The Long Revolution, both as a model for the practice of cultural studies at the intersections of the literary and the theoretical and as a case study in the continued relevance of this kind of critical work.
faculty.arts.ubc.ca /kmcneill/491_2004.HTM   (1300 words)

 Dissertation Proposal
Hall’s notion of cultural identity formation through transformation works well with explaining new Asian American identities, for it emphasizes the role migration and historical contexts play in transforming identities.
Their cultural nationalism is also in complicity with American nationalism which often demands immigrants to give up all their ethnic connections and devote their loyalty to the nation state that is built on mainstream, exclusive, and white cultural norms.
’s theory of mixed identities, Hall’s theory of identity change over time, and Anzaldua’s theory of crossing boundaries can be used to explain the characters, particularly the daughters who overcome cultural and generational differences to reach understanding and compromise with their mothers.
www.bsu.edu /web/ssu/disertationproposal.htm   (9916 words)

 List of sociologists
Theodor Adorno (1903-1969), German cultural sociologist (Frankfurt School)
Ozark Folk Encyclopedia - Literature which features the folk culture of the Ozarks is important to historians, folklorists and sociologists.
It is one of a set tutorials within the RDN Virtual Training Suite, created by subject-specialists from universities and professional organisations across the UK.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/List_of_sociologists.html   (781 words)

 Women’s Studies Department
We begin with the research on gender and consumption from the original Birmingham Centre for Cultural Studies and work through the subsequent phases of cultural studies research up to recent work by feminist scholars in international cultural studies.
The course will emphasize the understanding methods and intellectual history of cultural studies, with attention to the precursors in both poststructural theory and in first wave feminism.
Substantive short writing assignments, leading up to an integrative paper, will be required, including: three five page exegeses of foundational concepts (10% for each paper); a literature review of a particular feminist cultural theorist’s work (20%); an analysis of an author’s use of foundational material (10%); integrative paper (20%).
www.sfu.ca /womens-studies/courses-previous/033-823.htm   (264 words)

 What's My Name?
In this study of four celebrated citizens of the African diaspora—American boxer Muhammad Ali, West Indian Marxist critic C. James, British cultural theorist Stuart Hall, and Jamaican musician Bob Marley—Grant Farred develops a new category of engaged thinker: the vernacular intellectual.
In contrast, the careers of C. James and Stuart Hall reflect a dynamic blend of the traditional and the vernacular.
Conventionally trained and situated, James and Hall examine racism, history, and the lasting impact of colonialism in ways that draw on both established scholarship and more popular cultural experiences.
www.upress.umn.edu /Books/F/farred_whats.html   (304 words)

 a bug on the screen » Media Theorists
Stuart Hall: “Hall’s model of encoding and decoding of media discourses.
Lawrence Grossberg: “Lawrence Grossberg, a cultural theorist has worked to analyze the history of pop culture, its effects on contemporary society, and how cultural agents now rely more on pop culture to initiate change, bypassing the political legislature ” http://www.louisville.edu/a-s/english/babo/fewell/grossberg3.html
I’ve gotta write an essay on one of these theorists and discuss a particular theory’s strengths / weaknesses and their significance in the history of media / communication theory.
dazed.adc.rmit.edu.au /~s3081422/blog?p=5   (428 words)

 wood s lot :: May 16-31, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the so-called postmodern culture of late consumer capitalism, a significant number of white affluent suburban and urban middle-aged baby-boomers complain of feeling uprooted from cultural traditions, community belonging, and spiritual meaning.
For the last two decades, cultural theorist Stuart Hall has insisted that the “crisis of the Left” is due neither to internal divisions in the activist or academic Left nor to the clever rhetoric or funding schemes of the Right.
When, in 1994, I was asked to address the subject of cultural studies and the public sphere, I assumed that I was being asked to do so partly because my work has addressed the relations between academic and popular knowledges: the university in the public sphere, the university as a public sphere.
www.ncf.carleton.ca /~ek867/2002_05_16-31_archives.html   (11807 words)

 Video History Project: Resources - People Text
For example, Ganapati/A Spirit in the Bush, a tape that situates the killing of elephants within a cultural death drive to destroy the earth, is composed of continuously scrolling script that dislodges the slowed down images of elephants from their animality, linking them into a larger psychic symbolic structure about death, destruction and land.
Invoking cultural feminist Susan Griffin, Reeves contends that these images are all interconnected-war, a public manifestation of unbridled male power, and family abuse, an example of war invading familial psychic terrains.
The visual practices of Obsessive Becoming materialize what media theorist Paul Virilio has described as the “virtualization of real space,” where space and time experience an alteration by means of cocooning, interface and interactivity.
www.experimentaltvcenter.org /history/people/ptext.php3?id=118&page=1   (4920 words)

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