Agency, futurity and representation: Conceptualising hope in recent sociological work
Hernan Cuervo, Julia Cook
The Sociological Review | SAGE Publications | Published : 2019
Although humanities and social science disciplines have witnessed an explosion of interest in the topic of hope in recent decades, uptake of this concept has been comparatively uneven in sociological research. Hope has garnered substantial attention in relation to topics such as health, poverty, youth and work within creative industries, while attracting sporadic interest elsewhere. However, despite this uneven engagement, studies addressing hope in each area have echoed many of the same ambiguities. We focus on two such ambiguities: the relationship between hope and futurity, and the relationship between hope and agency. Drawing on the observation that recent treatments of hope appear to ei..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
This work was supported by the Australian Research Council through the grant DP160101611.