The essays in this collection are a tribute to Stuart Hall, and to the outstanding contribution he has made to contemporary cultural, social and political thought.
The central figure in the development of Cultural Studies, Stuart Hall’s writing has influenced a whole generation of intellectuals. Some essays reflect and comment on Hall’s contribution; others continue to develop some of his key themes. But most share a focus on reconnecting his work with Jamaica - his birthplace - and the wider Caribbean.
Brian Meeks is Professor of Social and Political Change at the University of the West Indies, Mona.
Brian Meeks Introduction: Return of a Native Son
Rex Nettleford The Caribbean and Cultural Studies
Michael Rustin Stuart Hall’s Political Writing
Bill Schwarz Reading with the Grain
Gilane Tawadros The Revolution Stripped Bare
Avtar Brah Feminism, ‘Race’ and Stuart Hall’s Diasporic Imagination
Grant Farred Locating the ‘Popular Arts’ in the Stuart Hall Oeuvre
Lawrence Grossberg Race and Racism: Cultural Studies and the Practice of Contextualism
Charles Mills Changing Representations of ‘Race’
Cecilia Green Thomas Thistlewood as Agent and Medium of Eighteenth-Century Jamaican Society
Obika Grey Civic Politics in Jamaica
Anthony Borgues Rethinking the Political in the Caribbean
Sonjah Stanley Niaah and Donna Hope The Body and Dancehall Performance
Percy Hintzen Diaspora, Globalisation and the Politics of Identity
Stuart Hall Through the Prism of an Intellectual Life Part of the Caribbean Reasonings series