'Godfather of multiculturalism' Stuart Hall dies aged 82

'Godfather of multiculturalism' Stuart Hall dies aged 82
By Patrick Butler
Monday, February 10, 2014

"One of Britain's leading intellectuals, the sociologist and cultural theorist Stuart Hall, has died age 82.

Known as the "godfather of multiculturalism", Hall had a huge influence on academic, political and cultural debates for over six decades.

Jamaican-born Hall was professor of sociology at the Open University from 1979 to 1997, topping off an academic career that began as a research fellow in Britain's first centre for cultural studies, set up by Richard Hoggart at the University of Birmingham in 1964. Hall would later lead the centre and was seen as a key figure in the development of cultural studies as an academic discipline." (Continue reading)