Stuart Hall (1932–2014) is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost cultural theorists and public intellectuals of the late twentieth century. Though circulated, read, and taught for decades, Hall’s seminal essays are widely dispersed, with many pieces out of print or difficult to find. A new Duke University Press book series Stuart Hall: Selected Writings brings together Hall’s well-known works with previously unpublished ones to create a portrait of his wide-ranging intellectual and political investments. The series will include the North American edition of Hall’s memoir, Displacements: Lives and Ideas in Two Black Diasporas.
The editors of the series are Stuart Hall’s widow Catherine Hall, of University College, London; and Bill Schwarz of Queen Mary, University of London. As the literary executors of Stuart Hall’s estate, they have engaged many of Hall’s students and colleagues—often major figures in themselves— to produce the series volumes.
“Stuart Hall was one of…
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