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[Xmca-l] Re: About 「hope 」 in socio-cultural research

Jing Jing,

I recommend looking at the work of Paulo Freire.  There are
cultural-historical strands in his work, in particular the grounding in
Historical Materialism.

You also might want to look at how hope is mediated and how it mediates
other processes.  One thing I've been looking at is how hope is generated
in and through the very experience of marginalization / oppression. The
experience of marginalization / oppression, when we 'take a distance' from
it (I.e. Reflect critically) becomes a resource for transforming that very
marginalization / oppression.

I think hope is also found in the quiet corners of mediation, always
present, the distance between 'subject' and 'object' opening horizons of
possibility for learning and development.  Without getting to obscure
here, hope is mediation.


On 8/24/14 2:55 PM, "Ed Wall" <ewall@umich.edu> wrote:

>     Paul Ricoeur's work can be mined for a take on hope. His notion
>involves expectation and anticipation. For instance,  "hope is the
>dynamism of desire projecting its own realization";  and "hope is a
>deep-seated human trait, constitutive of human nature itself." I (and I
>am sure he doesn't either) think of this as cognitive, but I don't think
>he necessarily thinks of this as entirely socio-cultural either. Anyway,
>Huskey has written a book pulling his thoughts on this topic together:
>'Paul Riceour on Hope.'
>Ed Wall
>On Aug 24, 2014, at  4:09 PM, Greg Thompson wrote:
>> JingJing,
>> You should check out Lois Holzman's work (Vygotsky at Work and Play
>> be a very good place for you to start). She is working with a
>>population in
>> New York City that is roughly equivalent to the population that you are
>> researching.
>> I suspect that she might shy away from the word "hope" for fear that
>> itself can be an empty thing (as in a palliative "false hope"). I think
>> would probably prefer to speak of something like "possibilities of
>> becoming".  But I'd rather hear from her on this matter since I'm just
>> making this up in the hope that she bring some of her wisdom to this
>> -greg
>> On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 8:57 AM, 陳 晶晶 <chenjingjing007@hotmail.co.jp>
>>> Dear XMAL community:
>>> My name is Jingjing Chen, a graduate student of doctoral program  in
>>> department of Psychology.I am sending this email to search for some
>>> I am interested in the development of hope among high school students
>>> (especially whom is studying in a vocational high school , where most
>>> students are from poor disadvantaged family in Japan.)Previous research
>>> are more like viewing  hope as a cognitive and individual ingredient,
>>> while I am trying to describe it using socio-cultural approach.
>>> I am still looking for  more information about hope research, so any
>>> published work about hope or any relational research will be very
>>> for me.It will also be a great honor and pleasure if anyone can give me
>>> suggestion about my project.
>>> Thank you for your attention.All the best wishes.
>>> sincerelyJingJing
>>> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>>> JingJing Chen
>>> Doctoral Program in Psychology,
>>> Graduate School of Comprehensive Human
>>> Sciences,
>>> University of Tsukuba
>>> E-mail:s1330355@u.tsukuba.ac.jp
>>> E-mail:chenjingjing007@hotmail.co.jp
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------
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