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Selected Writings on Race and Difference, Duke University Press, April 2021

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Read Paul Gilroy’s introduction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Stuart Hall

Editor(s): Paul Gilroy, Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Blurb: In Selected Writings on Race and Difference, editors Paul Gilroy and Ruth Wilson Gilmore gather more than twenty essays by Stuart Hall that highlight his extensive and groundbreaking engagement with race, representation, identity, difference, and diaspora. Spanning the whole of his career, this collection includes classic theoretical essays such as “The Whites of Their Eyes” (1981) and “Race, the Floating Signifier” (1997). It also features public lectures, political articles, and popular pieces that circulated in periodicals and newspapers, which demonstrate the breadth and depth of Hall’s contribution to public discourses of race. Foregrounding how and why the analysis of race and difference should be concrete and not merely descriptive, this collection gives organisers and students of social theory ways to approach the interconnections of race with culture and consciousness, state and society, policing and freedom.

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Selected Writings on Marxism, Duke University Press, April 2021

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Read Gregor McLennan’s introduction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Stuart Hall

Editor: Gregor McLennan

Blurb: Throughout his career Stuart Hall engaged with Marxism in varying ways, actively rethinking it to address the political and cultural exigencies of the moment. This collection of Hall’s key writings on Marxism surveys the questions central to his interpretations of and investments in Marxist theory and practice. It includes Hall’s readings of canonical texts by Marx and Engels, Gramsci, and Althusser; his exchanges with other prominent thinkers about Marxism; his use of Marxist frameworks to theorize specific cultural phenomena and discourses; and some of his later work in which he distanced himself from his earlier attachments to Marxism. In addition, editor Gregor McLennan’s introduction and commentary offer in-depth context and fresh interpretations of Hall’s thought. Selected Writings on Marxism demonstrates that grasping Hall’s complex relationship to Marxism is central to understanding the corpus of his work.

 

Recent Publications

Essential Essays Volume 1: Foundations of Cultural Studies, Duke University Press, 2018

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Author: Stuart Hall

Editor: David Morley

Blurb: From his arrival in Britain in the 1950s and involvement in the New Left, to founding the field of cultural studies and examining race and identity in the 1990s and early 2000s, Stuart Hall has been central to shaping many of the cultural and political debates of our time. Essential Essays—a landmark two-volume set—brings together Stuart Hall’s most influential and foundational works. Spanning the whole of his career, these volumes reflect the breadth and depth of his intellectual and political projects while demonstrating their continued vitality and importance.

Volume 1: Foundations of Cultural Studies focuses on the first half of Hall’s career, when he wrestled with questions of culture, class, representation, and politics. This volume’s stand-out essays include his field-defining “Cultural Studies and Its Theoretical Legacies”; the prescient “The Great Moving Right Show,” which first identified the emergent mode of authoritarian populism in British politics; and “Encoding and Decoding in the Television Discourse,” one of his most influential pieces of media criticism. As a whole, Volume 1 provides a panoramic view of Hall’s fundamental contributions to cultural studies.

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Essential Essays Volume 2: Identity and Diaspora, Duke University Press, 2018

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Author: Stuart Hall

Editor: David Morley

Blurb: Volume 2: Identity and Diaspora draws from Hall’s later essays, in which he investigated questions of colonialism, empire, and race. It opens with “Gramsci’s Relevance for the Study of Race and Ethnicity,” which frames the volume and finds Hall rethinking received notions of racial essentialism. In addition to essays on multiculturalism and globalisation, black popular culture, and Western modernity’s racial underpinnings, Volume 2 contains three interviews with Hall, in which he reflects on his life to theorise his identity as a colonial and diasporic subject.

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The Popular Arts, 2018

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Author(s): Stuart Hall, Paddy Whannel

Contributor: Richard Dyer

Blurb: When it first appeared in 1964, Stuart Hall and Paddy Whannel’s The Popular Arts opened up an almost unprecedented field of analysis and inquiry into contemporary popular culture. Counter to the prevailing views of the time, Hall and Whannel recognised popular culture’s social importance and considered it worthy of serious study. In their analysis of everything from Westerns and the novels of Mickey Spillane, Ian Fleming, and Raymond Chandler to jazz, advertising, and the television industry, they were guided by the belief that studying popular culture demanded an ethical evaluation of the text and full attention to its properties. In so doing, they raised questions about the relation of culture to society and the politics of taste and judgment in ways that continue to shape cultural studies. Long out of print, this landmark text highlights the development of Hall’s theoretical and methodological approach while adding a greater understanding of his work. This edition also includes a new introduction by Richard Dyer, who contextualises The Popular Arts within the history of cultural studies and outlines its impact and enduring legacy.

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Selected Political Writings: The Great Moving Right Show and Other Essays, 2017

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Author: Stuart Hall

Editor(s): Sally Davison, David Featherstone, Michael Rustin, Bill Schwarz

Blurb: Selected Political Writings gathers Stuart Hall’s best-known and most important essays that directly engage with political issues. Written between 1957 and 2011 and appearing in publications such as New Left Review and Marxism Today, these twenty essays span the whole of Hall’s career, from his early involvement with the New Left, to his critique of Thatcherism, to his later focus on neoliberalism. Whether addressing economic decline and class struggle, the Cuban Missile Crisis, or the politics of empire, Hall’s singular commentary and theorisations make this volume essential for anyone interested in the politics of the last sixty years.

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Stuart Hall: Conversations, Projects and Legacies, Goldsmiths Press, 2017

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Editor(s): Julian Henriques, David Morley and Vana Goblot

Contributors: John Akomfrah, Avtar Brah, Charlotte Brunsdon, Iain Chambers, Kuan-Hsing Chen, John Clarke, James Curran, Angela Davis, David Edgar, Lawrence Grossberg, Catherine Hall, Dick Hebdige, Tony Jefferson, Robert Lumley, Mahasiddhi (Roy Peters), Doreen Massey, Angela McRobbie, Caspar Melville, Frank Mort, Michael Rustin, Bill Schwarz, Mark Sealy, Liv Sovik, Lola Young

Blurb: A contemporary look at one of the founding figures in the field of cultural studies.

This volume from Goldsmiths Press examines the career of the cultural studies pioneer Stuart Hall, investigating his influence and revealing lesser-known facets of his work. These essays evaluate the legacies of his particular brand of cultural studies and demonstrate how other scholars and activists have utilized his thinking in their own research. Throughout, Hall’s colleagues and collaborators assess his theoretical and methodological standpoints, his commitment to the development of a flexible form of revisionist Marxism, and the contributions of his specific mode of analysis to public debates on Thatcherism, neoliberalism, and multiculturalism. In her contribution, Angela Davis argues that the model of politics, ideology, and race initially developed by Hall and his colleagues in England continues to resonate when applied to America’s racialized policing. Other essays focus on Hall’s contributions to contemporary political debate and questions of race, ethnicity, identity, migrancy, and diaspora, and discuss Hall’s continuing involvement in issues of representation and aesthetics in the visual arts, particularly photography and film.

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Uncut Funk: A Contemplative Dialogue, Routledge, 2017

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Author: bell hooks and Stuart Hall

Blurb: In an awesome meeting of minds, cultural theorists Stuart Hall and bell hooks met for a series of wide-ranging conversations on what Hall sums up as “life, love, death, sex.” From the trivial to the profound, across boundaries of age, sexualities and genders, hooks and Hall dissect topics and themes of continual contemporary relevance, including feminism, home and homecoming, class, black masculinity, family, politics, relationships, and teaching. In their fluid and honest dialogue they push and pull each other as well as the reader, and the result is a book that speaks to the power of conversation as a place of critical pedagogy.

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The Fateful triangle: Race, Ethnicity, Nation, Harvard University Press, 2017

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Author: Stuart Hall

Editor: Kobena Mercer

Blurb: In The Fateful Triangle—drawn from lectures delivered at Harvard University in 1994—one of the founding figures of cultural studies reflects on the divisive, often deadly consequences of our contemporary politics of identification. As he untangles the power relations that permeate categories of race, ethnicity, and nationhood, Stuart Hall shows how old hierarchies of human identity in Western culture were forcefully broken apart when oppressed groups introduced new meanings to the representation of difference.

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Cultural Studies 1983: A Theoretical History, Duke University Press, 2016

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Author: Stuart Hall

Editor(s): Jennifer Daryl Slack, Lawrence Grossberg

Blurb: The publication of Cultural Studies 1983 is a touchstone event in the history of Cultural Studies and a testament to Stuart Hall’s unparalleled contributions. The eight foundational lectures Hall delivered at the University of Illinois in 1983 introduced North American audiences to a thinker and discipline that would shift the course of critical scholarship. Unavailable until now, these lectures present Hall’s original engagements with the theoretical positions that contributed to the formation of Cultural Studies. Throughout this personally guided tour of Cultural Studies’ intellectual genealogy, Hall discusses the work of Richard Hoggart, Raymond Williams, and E. P. Thompson; the influence of structuralism; the limitations and possibilities of Marxist theory; and the importance of Althusser and Gramsci. Throughout these theoretical reflections, Hall insists that Cultural Studies aims to provide the means for political change.

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Policing the Crisis (2nd ed), 2013

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Author(s): Stuart Hall, Chas Critcher, Tony Jefferson, John Clarke, Brian Roberts

Blurb: This special 35th anniversary edition contains the original, unchanged text that inspired a generation, alongside two new chapters that explore the book’s continued significance for today’s readers. The Preface provides a brief retrospective account of the book’s original structure, the rich ethnographic, intellectual and theoretical work that informed it, and the historical context in which it appeared. In the new Afterword, each of the authors takes up a specific theme from the original book and interrogates it in the light of current crises, perspectives and contexts.