Conversations Unfinished—in the company of Stuart Hall

Gunaratnam, Yasmin. 2018. Conversations Unfinished—in the company of Stuart Hall. In: Sandra Ponzanesi and Adriano José Habed, eds. Postcolonial Intellectuals in Europe: Critics, Artists, Movements, and their Publics. London: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781786604125 [Book Section]

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In this chapter, I take a closer look at Hall’s transversal praxis—his ways of partially inhabiting, moving across, mixing-up and ultimately queering different disciplinary and geo-social spaces. In many ways it is a creolizing practice, self-consciously capturing as well as being marked by double inscription, holding what Ien Ang has identified in Hall as an “existential unsettledness of identity” (2016, 30). The unsettledness that Ang diagnoses is one that conjures the institutional and the embodied aspects of Hall’s life as a postcolonial intellectual.

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Stuart Hall, Postcolonial, Cultural Studies, Race, Racism

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November 2017Accepted
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