Roberto Almanza-Hernández
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia


This paper briefly presents what is, in my opinion, the specificity of cultural studies and its relevance as an analytical “tool box,” as well as a way of understanding. I pay particular attention to the way in which Stuart Hall relates himself to the theory, using some of his works. Even though this is not a paper about the Jamaican scholar, with his practice he allows us to understand cultural studies projects and their political will from the concepts of radical contextualism and articulation.

Keywords: Stuart Hall, cultural studies, rrticulation, radical contextualism.

Keywords plus: Hall, Stuart,1932, criticism and interpretation, cultural studies