Stuart Hall (1932-2014): A Tribute

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We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Stuart Hall. The National Gallery of Jamaica’s chief curator, Charles Campbell, wrote an elegant tribute that highlights the thinker’s work and legacy. As Campbell underlines, Hall’s legacy lives on through the work of the many thinkers, writers, artists and academics. Here is the complete tribute with a link to the original below:

Jamaican born sociologist and cultural theorist Stuart Hall died today at the age of 82. A leading intellectual and one of the founders of Cultural Studies in Britain, Hall was part of the so called Windrush generation that moved from Jamaica to England after the Second World War.

Hall is one of the most influential thinkers of his generation. The impact of his work has been felt across academic disciplines and filtered into popular discourse through both his writing and regular appearances on British television and radio. Known…

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