“The other half —the deeper meaning— lies in what is not being said, but is being fantasized, what is implied but cannot be shown.” —Stuart Hall
Representation (System of…)
…“the relation between ‘things’, concepts and signs lies at the heart of the production of meaning in language. The process which links these three elements together is what we call ‘representation’.” —Stuart Hall
“When we look at culture from the perspective of a practice of giving meaning, than language is the tool to give meaning with.” —Stuart Hall
Culture is the activity of giving meaning to objects, events and people. This activity depends on the participants of this culture.
“Representation functions less like a model of a one-way transmitter and more like the model of a dialogue —it is, they say, dialogic. What sustains this ‘dialogue’ is the presence of shared cultural codes, which cannot guarantee that meaning will remain stable forever.” —Stuart Hall
Race as Floating Signifier — Stuart Hall