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Stuart Hall and 'Race'




ISBN 9780415613002
Published February 14, 2011 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

It is impossible to overestimate the importance of Stuart Hall’s work in shaping the field of racial and ethnic studies for nearly five decades. From his groundbreaking work Policing the Crisis through to his paradigm shattering ‘New Ethnicities’, Hall’s writing has redefined how race research is thought and done, while Hall himself stands as an exemplar of the public and politically engaged intellectual. This collection of essays, from established and emerging scholars, critically engages with Hall’s legacy across this body of work, from the foundations of cultural studies as a field of enquiry, through his work on race and articulation, to his insights into ‘the politics of difference’ and diaspora identities. These essays both reflect back on Hall’s interventions and locate them within some of the key spaces and questions of our time – from the ‘political theology’ of race in South Africa to the terrain of the contemporary city, from reflections on memory, nationhood and belonging to new ethnicities online and the formation of postcolonial subjectivities. The collection includes an in-depth conversation between Les Back and Stuart Hall, in which Hall reflects on his career and explores the challenges facing contemporary multicultural, multifaith societies in a globalised world. This book was published as a special issue of Cultural Studies.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION: STUART HALL AND ‘RACE’  Claire Alexander

2. BLACK BRITISH, BROWN BRITISH AND BRITISH CULTURAL STUDIES  Roxy Harris

3. A POLITICAL THEOLOGY OF RACE: ARTICULATING RACIAL SOUTHAFRICANIZATION  David Theo Goldberg

4. URBANISM AND CITY SPACES IN THE WORK OF STUART HALL  Michael Keith

5. ON ‘THE NECESSITY AND THE ‘‘IMPOSSIBILITY’’ OF IDENTITIES’: THE POLITICS AND ETHICS OF ‘NEW ETHNICITIES’  Brett St Louis

6. NEW ETHNICITIES AND THE INTERNET: BELONGING AND THE NEGOTIATION OF DIFFERENCE IN MULTICULTURAL BRITAIN  David Parker and Miri Song

7. ON POST-COLONIAL AUTHORITY, CARIBBEANNESS, REITERATION AND POLITICAL COMMUNITY  Yasmeen Narayan

8. BECOMING MODERN RACIALIZED SUBJECTS: DETOURS THROUGH OUR PASTS TO PRODUCE OURSELVES ANEW  Hazel V. Carby

9. AT HOME AND NOT AT HOME  Stuart Hall and Les Back

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Biography

Dr Claire Alexander is Reader in Sociology at the London School of Economics. She has researched and written widely on issues of race, ethnicity and identity, particularly around youth and the South Asian diaspora in Britain

Reviews

'A virtue of this volume is its intertextuality and high-quality analyses that have been subject to peer review. It has definitely been effectual in extending the boundaries of Hall's theoretical legacies in the areas of sociology and cultural studies. While the collection would be intended for experts, it can be readily recommended to all students and researchers of cultural studies.' - John Lowe, Independent Scholar