Stuart Hall

1932 - 2014

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Stuart Henry McPhail Hall (1932–2014) was a Jamaican-born British Marxist sociologist, cultural theorist, and political activist. Hall, along with Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams, was one of the founding figures of the school of thought that is now known as British Cultural Studies or the Birmingham School of Cultural Studies.In the 1950s Hall was a founder of the influential New Left Review. At Hoggart's invitation, he joined the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University in 1964. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stuart Hall has received more than 46,642 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Stuart Hall is the 26th most popular sociologist (down from 25th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Jamaica (down from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Jamaican Sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Stuart Hall ranks 26 out of 54Before him are Robert Michels, Daniel Bell, Manuel Castells, Alain Touraine, Paul Lazarsfeld, and Robert E. Park. After him are Ziya Gökalp, W. I. Thomas, Harold Garfinkel, Thomas Luckmann, Saskia Sassen, and Ludwig Gumplowicz.

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Among people born in 1932, Stuart Hall ranks 84Before him are Antonio Tejero, Benigno Aquino Jr., Michael Smith, Oscar de la Renta, Joe Zawinul, and Emmanuelle Arsan. After him are Gunter Sachs, Dieter Rams, Abdul Halim Khaddam, Quino, Pentti Linkola, and Tomohiko Ikoma. Among people deceased in 2014, Stuart Hall ranks 66Before him are Miklós Jancsó, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph H. Baer, Fred Phelps, Siegfried Lenz, and Jean-Claude Duvalier. After him are Věra Chytilová, Hilderaldo Bellini, Dale T. Mortensen, Tito Vilanova, David Easton, and Harold Ramis.

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Among people born in Jamaica, Stuart Hall ranks 7 out of 147Before him are Bob Marley (1945), Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), Usain Bolt (1986), Peter Tosh (1944), and Marcus Garvey (1887). After him are Ben Johnson (1961), Violet Brown (1900), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Patrick Ewing (1962), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), and Trevor Berbick (1954).


Among sociologists born in Jamaica, Stuart Hall ranks 1