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About bridges and abysms: approaches and conflicts between cultural studies and political economy of communication from Stuart Hall’s work

Luiz Felipe Ferreira Stevanim


This paper reflects on the approximations and tensions between cultural studies and the political economy of communication, taking the work of Stuart Hall as a contact point. From the reflections that the author proposes on the theme of ideology and the relations between economy and culture, we argue that the understanding of social phenomena cannot The understanding of social phenomena cannot dispense with an approach that articulates different fields in order to reach the social totality. In his analyzes of culture, ideology, and identity, Hall uses the concrete perspective of historical materialism without limiting himself to economic determinism, especially through a posture of theoretical renewal that helps to overcome dissent between the two camps.


Stuart Hall, cultural studies, political economy of communication, ideology, historical materialism

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v10i3p173-186

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