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OU on the BBC: Thinking Allowed – Technology in India; Stuart Hall (1932-2014)

Updated Tuesday 11th February 2014

A tribute to the leading cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who died this week.

Catherine and Stuart Hall reading The Caribbean Review of Books at Hellshire Beach, Jamaica; June 2004. Creative commons image Icon stuart hall reading the crb / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 under Creative-Commons license Thinking Allowed is BBC Radio 4's weekly focus on the social sciences. On this week's episode:

In memory of Stuart Hall: a special programme paying tribute to the leading cultural theorist and former director of the Birmingham Centre for Cultural Studies. A pioneer of 'multiculturalism', he documented the changing character of 'post Imperial' British society. 

Laurie Taylor is joined by Caspar Melville, Lecturer in Global Creative and Cultural Industries at SOAS, Baroness Lola Young and Jeremy Gilbert, editor of the journal, New Formations. They explore Stuart Hall's life, influence and legacy.

Also, Professor of History, David Arnold, describes the impact of small scale technology on modern India. How the sewing machine, bicycle and typewriter reinvented everyday life and work leading to new ways of thinking about the politics of colonial rule and Indian nationhood.

Listen to Thinking Allowed on BBC Radio 4

You can listen to this episode of Thinking Allowed at 4pm on Wednesday 12 February 2014 on BBC Radio 4. More information and a link to listen again will be available on the BBC website.

 

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