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Stuart McPhail Hall

(1932-02-03)3 February 1932
Kingston, Jamaica (then a colony of the British Empire)
Died 10 February 2014(2014-02-10) (aged 82)
Cause of death Kidney failure
Alma mater Merton College (Oxford)
Known for Articulation, oppositional decoding
Scientific career
Fields Cultural Studies
Institutions University of Birmingham and Open University
Influences Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, Raymond Williams, Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault

Stuart McPhail Hall (3 February 1932 – 10 February 2014) was a Jamaican-born cultural theorist and sociologist.

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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