Stuart Hall is one of the founding fathers of Cultural Studies. Having famously coined the term "Thatcherism" in the '80s, and assessed New Labour as the
"Great Moving Nowhere Show" his analysis of cultural practice over the past forty years has been politically engaged, addressing questions of class, "race," ethnicity, and identity. James Procter's introduction places Hall's work within its historical, cultural, and theoretical contexts, providing a clear guide to his key ideas and influences, as well as his critics and his intellectual legacy.
Stuart Hall is the ideal gateway to the work of a critic described by Terry Eagleton as "a walking chronicle of everything from the New Left to New Times, Leavis to Lyotard, Aldermaston to ethnicity."