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Book launch

Stuart Hall: Conversations, Projects and Legacies

Edited by Julian Henriques and David Morley with Vana Goblot, this book examines the career of the cultural studies pioneer, interrogating his influence and revealing lesser known facets of his work. The collection of essays and photographs evaluates the legacies of his particular brand of cultural studies and demonstrates how other scholars and activists have utilised his thinking in their own research.

Throughout these pages, Hall’s colleagues and long-term 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. North American activist Angela Davis argues that the model of politics, ideology, and race initially developed by Hall and his colleagues in Birmingham continues to resonate when applied to America’s racialized policing. Further essays focus on Hall’s contributions to contemporary political debate as well as questions of race, ethnicity, identity, migrancy and diaspora. Others discuss Hall’s continuing involvement in issues of representation and aesthetics in the visual arts, particularly photography and film.

With contributions from Britain, Europe, East Asia, and North and Latin America, Stuart Hall: Conversations, Projects and Legacies provides a comprehensive look at how, under Hall’s intellectual leadership, British cultural studies transformed itself from a form of ‘local’ knowledge to the international field of study we know today.


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 and Lola Young.

About the Editors

Julian Henriques is Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London.

David Morley is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Book launch: Stuart Hall: Conversations, Projects and Legacies 
Thursday 11 January 6.00-8.00 pm

Lower Atrium, Professor Stuart Hall Building
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

Visit Goldsmiths website for further information.