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

JingJing, I'm so glad Greg suggested Vygotsky at Work and Play to you since its publication in Japanese is happening in September and I notice you are at a Japanese university. Professor Moro is the translator and I assume you know him.
As far as hope, I'm all for it! I think that creating environments for/being engaged in "becoming" creates hope. See the All Stars Project video entitled, Hopeless? "Nope" Less. My hope is that you agree that a socio-cultural approach to "hope" discovers something of what hope is, and is becoming, to the people you are studying.
Good luck!

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On Aug 24, 2014, at 5:09 PM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:

> JingJing,
> You should check out Lois Holzman's work (Vygotsky at Work and Play would 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 hope itself can be an empty thing (as in a palliative "false hope"). I think she 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 thread.
> -greg
> On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 8:57 AM, 陳 晶晶 <chenjingjing007@hotmail.co.jp> wrote:
> 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 help.
> 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 helpful 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
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> 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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