Hope

The Dream We Carry

Authors: DeNora, Tia

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  • Presents ‘hope’ as an interdisciplinary and practitioner-oriented research topic
  • Sets hope in context of critical literatures on well-being, resilience, and activism, and considers how hope takes shape through cultural engagement
  • Uses examples taken from the history of social movements, politics, trauma studies, studies of migration and displacement, healthcare, mental well-being, occupations, religion and end of life studies
  • Speaks to  readers about what hope can and cannot do, how hope can be constructive,  while also introducing a grounded, culturally informed program of ‘hope studies’ to academics    
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This book provides a concise, interdisciplinary perspective on the emotion and practice of ‘hope'. Based on the idea that hope is a dream that we carry in different ways, the five chapters draw on the author’s original research and align it with literature on the sociology of culture and emotion, to explore the concept in relation to cultural and community practices and mental health.
The climate crisis, violence, hostility, pandemics, homelessness, displacement, conflict, slavery, economic hardship and economic downturn, loneliness, anxiety, mental illness – are intensifying. There is a need for hope. There is also a need to confront hope - what is hope and what can, and cannot, be achieved by hoping. This confrontation includes distinguishing hope from wishful thinking and blind optimism. Using examples from different spheres of social life, including health, religion, music therapy, migration and social displacement, the book sets the  idea of hope in context of situations of uncertainty, challenge and pain, and goes on to highlight the practical application of these ideas and outline an agenda for further research on ‘hope'.         

  


About the authors

Tia De Nora is Professor of Music Sociology at the University of Exeter, Professor II in Music Therapy at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen (GAMUT), and a PhD Associate at Nordoff Robbins London, UK. She is an elected Fellow of the British Academy and a member of its sections on Sociology, Demography, and Statistics and Music and Art History.           

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Hope is the book we need as we face so much adversity in our lives. Innovative, original, truly exceptional, this book offers to its readers an inspiring walk into the landscape of a positive attitude towards the present and the future.Along this walk we meet Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream”, the silent but moving mountains described by Goethe’s“zarte Empirie”, poetry and music as technologies for hoping, Alzheimers and despair, confrontation with and resistance to illness and death. “Hope is the dream we carry” and Tia DeNora documents how that dream becomes a resource for action. Hope is that particular form of our thoughts that can orient the way in which we perceive reality and our attitude towards change. Hope is a positive and active form of attention that makes it possible for our dreams to contribute and shape our future-present. To hope has many individual and social consequences. This book is one of those rare ones that change the way of thinking of those who read it” (Anna Lisa Tota, University of Rome III, Italy)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Hope: A Critical Introduction

    Pages 1-17

    DeNora, Tia

  • Carrying the Dream

    Pages 19-49

    DeNora, Tia

  • Hope, Health and Wellbeing

    Pages 51-73

    DeNora, Tia

  • Cultivating Dreams

    Pages 75-104

    DeNora, Tia

  • Social Hope

    Pages 105-130

    DeNora, Tia

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Softcover 18,71 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hope
Book Subtitle
The Dream We Carry
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69870-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69870-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-69869-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 150
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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