Stuart Hall (cultural theorist)
sociologist and cultural theorist
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Familiar Stranger (Autobiography) — 2018Edit
- Much of my professional life has been concerned with the politics of who we think we are. I've been riveted by the question of how we can understand the chaos of identifications which we seek to reach somehow, 'ourselves'. Of course this arrival never occurs; we'll never be ourselves, whatever that could mean.
- p. 63
- The problem of ideology ... has especially to do with the concepts and the languages of practical thought which stabilize a particular form of power and domination; or which reconcile and accommodate the mass of the people to their subordinate place in the social formation.
- "The Problem of Ideology-Marxism without Guarantees," in Marx:100 Years On (London: 1983), p. 59