Benjamin P. Davis, Does the Left have an Ethics? Notes on Stuart Hall's "Culture, Resistance, and Struggle" (Ethics@Noon-ish)

Ethics at Noon

Does the Left have an Ethics? Notes on Stuart Hall’s “Culture, Resistance, and Struggle”

“The Left has rarely talked about that space in which the difference between the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ is defined,” Stuart Hall argues in his final lecture of what became Cultural Studies 1983, “Culture, Resistance, and Struggle.” There Hall takes as his focus “cultural and ideological rather than political forms of resistance.” This talk uses Hall’s focus to think about human rights struggles today. It inquires into what those struggles offer what he called in the previous lecture “the domain of the moral.” In other words, it brings cultural studies and contemporary human rights struggles together to probe a Left ethics for the present.

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Benjamin P. DavisBenjamin Davis
University of Toronto
Centre for Ethics

Wed, Jan 13, 2021
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin