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Stuart Hall (born 3 February 1932) is a cultural theorist and sociologist who has lived and worked in the United Kingdom since 1951. Hall, along with Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams, was one of the founding figures ofProcter, James. (2004) Stuart Hall, Routledge Critical Thinkers. the school of thought that is now known as British Cultural Studies or The Birmingham School of Cultural Studies. He was President of the British Sociological Association 1995–1997.

At the invitation of Hoggart, Hall joined the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University in 1964. Hall took over from Hoggart as director of the Centre in 1968, and remained there until 1979. While at the Centre, Hall is credited with playing a role in expanding the scope of cultural studies to deal with race and gender, and with helping to incorporate new ideas derived from the work of French theorists.Schulman, Norman. "Conditions of their Own Making: An Intellectual History of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham." Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 18, No. 1 (1993).

Hall left the centre in 1979 to become a professor of sociology at the Open University.Chen, Kuan-Hsing. "The Formation of a Diasporic Intellectual: An interview with Stuart Hall," collected in Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies. David Morley and Kuan-Hsing Chen, eds: New York: Routledge, 1996. Hall retired from the Open University in 1997 and is now a Professor Emeritus.Radical Philosophy. "Stuart Hall: Culture and Power," Interview, November/December 1998 British newspaper The Observer called him "one of the country's leading cultural theorists". He is married to Catherine Hall, a feminist professor of modern British history at University College London.

Publications (incomplete)


  • Hall, S. (1960). “Crosland Territory”, New Left Review, no. 2, pp. 2–4.
  • Hall, S & Anderson, P. (1961). “Politics of the Common Market”, New Left Review, no. 10, pp. 1–15.
  • Hall, S. (1961). “The New Frontier”, New Left Review, no. 8, pp. 47–48.
  • Hall, S. (1961). “Student Journals”, New Left Review, no. 7, pp. 50–51.
  • Hall, S. (1968). The Hippies: An American Moment. Birmingham: Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies.


  • Hall, S. (1971). Deviancy, Politics and the Media. Birmingham: Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies.
  • Hall, S. (1971). “Life and Death of Picture Post”, Cambridge Review, vol. 92, no. 2201.
  • Hall, S & Walton, P. (1972). Situating Marx: Evaluations and Departures. London: Human Context Books.
  • Hall, S. (1972). “The Social Eye of Picture Post”, Working Papers in Cultural Studies, no. 2, pp. 71–120.
  • Hall, S. (1973). Encoding and Decoding in the Television Discourse. Birmingham: Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies.
  • Hall, S. (1973). A ‘Reading’ of Marx's 1857 Introduction to the Grundrisse. Birmingham: Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies.
  • Hall, S. (1974). “Marx’s Notes on Method: A ‘Reading’ of the ‘1857 Introduction’”, Working Papers in Cultural Studies, no. 6, pp. 132-171.
  • Hall, S. & Jefferson, T. (1977). Resistance Through Rituals, Youth Subcultures in Post-War Britain. London: Hutchinson.
  • Hall, S. (1977). “Journalism of the Air under Review”, Journalism Studies Review, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 43–45.
  • Hall, S, Critcher, C, Jefferson, T, Clarke, J & Roberts, B. (1978). Policing the Crisis. London: Macmillan.
  • Hall, S. (1979). 'The Great Moving Right Show', Marxism Today. January.


  • Hall, S. (1980). "Cultural Studies: two paradigms". Media, Culture and Society. vol.2, pp. 57–72.
  • Hall, S. (1981). "Notes on Deconstructing the Popular". In People's History and Socialist Theory. London: Routledge.
  • Hall, S. & Scraton, P. (1981). "Law, Class and Control". In: Fitzgerald, M., McLennan, G. & Pawson, J. eds. Crime and Society, London: RKP.
  • Hall, S. (1988). The Hard Road to Renewal: Thatcherism and the Crisis of the Left. London: Verso.
  • Hall, S. (1986). “Gramsci’s Relevance for the Study of Race and Ethnicity”, Journal of Communication Inquiry, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 5–27.
  • Hall, S & Jacques, M. (1986). “People Aid: A New Politics Sweeps the Land”, Marxism Today, July, pp. 10–14.
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