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Race : the floating signifier

Author: Sut Jhally; Stuart Hall; Moffitt Library (Berkeley, Calif.). Media Resources Center.; Media Education Foundation.
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English : Reference and class eds. (62 min. version)View all editions and formats
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Stuart Hall, a renowned public speaker and teacher, presents a lecture on race and the meaning of racial signifiers (e.g., skin color) at Goldsmiths' College, New Cross, London. Weaving a compelling argument that includes a critical engagement with the work of Anthony Appiah and W.E.B. Du Bois, Hall concludes that because the meaning of race is never fixed but is dependent upon cultural context, it can be described  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Criticism and interpretation
Named Person: Stuart Hall; Anthony Appiah; W E B Du Bois; Anthony Appiah; W E B Du Bois; Stuart Hall
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sut Jhally; Stuart Hall; Moffitt Library (Berkeley, Calif.). Media Resources Center.; Media Education Foundation.
OCLC Number: 173691939
Notes: 2002 revised version of film originally produced in 1996.
Credits: Cameras, Don Blanchard [and others].
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction: Berkeley, CA : Media Resources Center, Moffitt Library (University of California, Berkeley), 2007. Digitized from videodisc distributed by the Media Education Foundation.
Description: 1 online resource (62 min.) : digital, sound, color with black and white sequences
Details: Streaming video.; System requirements: Windows media software.; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other Titles: Race, the floating signifier
Stuart Hall : race, the floating signifier
Responsibility: a production of the Media Education Foundation ; introduced by Sut Jhally ; produced, directed & edited by Sut Jhally.

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Stuart Hall, a renowned public speaker and teacher, presents a lecture on race and the meaning of racial signifiers (e.g., skin color) at Goldsmiths' College, New Cross, London. Weaving a compelling argument that includes a critical engagement with the work of Anthony Appiah and W.E.B. Du Bois, Hall concludes that because the meaning of race is never fixed but is dependent upon cultural context, it can be described as a "floating signifier." Begins with an interview of Hall by Sut Jhally.

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