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Stuart McPhail Hall
3 February 1932
|Died||10 February 2014
|Cause of death||Kidney failure|
|Alma mater||Merton College (Oxford)|
|Known for||Articulation, oppositional decoding|
|Institutions||University of Birmingham and Open University|
|Influences||Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, Raymond Williams, Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault|
Hall, with Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams, was one of the founding figures of British Cultural Studies. He was President of the British Sociological Association 1995–97. In the 1950s Hall was a founder of the influential New Left Review.
Hall become a Professor of Sociology at the Open University. Hall retired from the Open University in 1997 and was a Professor Emeritus. British newspaper The Observer called him "one of the country's leading cultural theorists".
Hall died on 10 February 2014, from complications following kidney failure a week after his eighty second birthday.
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