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Stuart Hall, 1932 to 2014, R.I.P.

February 10, 2014

Stuart Hall

Language-use… operating within a framework of power, institutions and politics… The audience is not a passive recipient of meaning… Distortion is built into the system…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Hall_(cultural_theorist)
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/feb/10/stuart-hall

“It is possible for a viewer perfectly to understand both the literal and connotative inflection… but to determine to decode the message in a globally contrary way…”

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