'Working from the Symptom’: Stuart Hall’s Political Writing

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Rustin, M. 2007. 'Working from the Symptom’: Stuart Hall’s Political Writing. in: Meeks, Brian (ed.) Culture Politics Race and Diaspora: the Thought of Stuart Hall Kingston, Jamaica Ian Randle Publishers.
AuthorsRustin, M.
EditorsMeeks, Brian
Abstract

This chapter discusses the political writing of Stuart Hall. It asserts that there is a gap between everyday political practice, and the academic study of politics. A gap which is reinforced by the rewards attached to specialised academic production in contrast to writing for general publics. It discusses the way in which the political writing of Stuart Hall bridges the gap by focussing on neither particular events, nor abstract models alone, but rather the connections between them. It asserts that Stuart Hall has highlighted the experiences of millions of people through his writing on Caribbean Diaspora improving British academic, cultural and political life by his efforts.

KeywordsStuart Hall; political writing; migration; Caribbean Diaspora; Britain; United Kingdom; postcolonial intellectual; left wing politics
Book titleCulture Politics Race and Diaspora: the Thought of Stuart Hall
Year2007
PublisherIan Randle Publishers
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Print2007
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Deposited29 Oct 2009
Place of publicationKingston, Jamaica
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10552/359
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Rustin, M. (2007) ‘Working from the Symptom’: Stuart Hall’s Political Writing’ Published in Brian Meeks (ed) Culture Politics Race and Diaspora: the Thought of Stuart Hall. Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers, and London: Lawrence and Wishart, 2007 pp 19-44.

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