Edited from the lecture race, the floating signifier available in full at . Drawing upon the work of writers such as frantz fanon, he shows how race is a discursive construct and, because its meaning is never fixed, can be described as a floating signifier running time 64 mins year 1997 kanopy id. Program is race: the floating signifier what racial difference signifies is never static or the same this sounds very theoretical and abstract but hall’s motivation for insisting on this strategy are not at all academic it is only once we understand.
Race is a discursive construct = race works like a language race is a signifier which can be linked to other signifiers in a representation its meaning is relational and it is constantly subject to redefinition in different cultures, different moments. Arguing against the biological interpretation of racial difference, hall asks us to pay close attention to the cultural processes by which the visible differences of appearance come to stand for natural or biological properties of human beings. Race- the floating signifier stuart hall argues in the documentary “race -the floating signifier” that race is a signifier which has meaning in a culture, but the meaning of skin colour is not fixed the significance and social viewpoint of skin colour changes between different cultures.
Hall argues against the biological interpretation of racial difference and shows how race is a 'discursive construct. Race- the floating signifier stuart hall argues in the documentary “ race -the floating signifie r” that race is a signifier which has meaning in a culture, but the meaning of skin colour is not fixed. Did you know turn on looping for your embedded video so it will play over and over and over and over and over and you get the idea.
Race, the floating signifier featuring stuart hall transcript introduction clip: spike lee’s “do the right thing” sut jhally: as the previous clip from spike lee’s film, “do the right thing” shows, racial slurs and insults trip easily from people’s lips more and more, it.
A floating signifier (also known as an empty signifier) is a signifier without a referent in semiotics and discourse analysis, such as a word that points to no actual object and has no agreed upon meaning.