Reflection and Analysis of Stuart Hall's “Cultural Identity and Diaspora”
He had interest in Caribbean history and literature as a student, which might have also influenced his career.
Hall inscribes the foundational framework of the Caribbean as the locus classicus of diaspora, such that this double diasporization of the Caribbean population engenders an analytical and discursive interrogation of identity and its corollaries that leads to a critical rereading of existing models of nation and belonging. In outlining and defining a new Caribbean re-diasporization whose amorphous geographical boundaries locate its subjects in an explicitly transnational and transformative space of change and renewal, Hall draws on Caribbean communities both at home and abroad to rewrite the boundaries of diaspora as a concept.
Stuart Hall, ‘Cultural Studies: Two Paradigms’ , in Tony Bennett, et al. (eds.), Culture, Ideology and Social Process, London, Batsford/Open University Press, 1981, p30.
Hall, ‘Culture, the Media and the “Ideological Effect”’, loc. cit., p324