Learning hope: an epistemology of possibility for advanced capitalist society

Amsler, Sarah (2016) Learning hope: an epistemology of possibility for advanced capitalist society. In: Social sciences for an other politics: women theorizing without parachutes. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-47775-6

[img] PDF - Repository staff only until 15 December 2019. - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (520kB)
[img] PDF - Repository staff only - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (150kB)

Abstract

Drawing on the critical theories of Ernst Bloch and Boaventura de Sousa Santos, as well as on the knowledge and learning practices of counter-capitalist social movements, Amsler’s chapter offers a reading of political hopelessness amongst educators in England through a critical epistemology which discloses it as ‘unfinished’ and potent material within a global politics of possibility. She invokes methods from Bloch’s critical process-philosophy of ‘learning hope’ which allows for three reality-shifting operations: (1) the making of distinctions between what is ‘not’, ‘not-yet’ and ‘nothing’ in experience and historical process; (2) identifying and creating ‘fronts’ of possibility for mediating reality in concretely utopian ways; and (3) the recognition of a multiplicity of anti-hegemonic scales and modes of transformation, and explains why these matter in movements not just for social change but for the immanent creation of an other reality.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319477756.
Keywords: Bloch, Ernst; Critical epistemology; Education, politics of; Hope, learning; Pedagogy, critical; Possibility, politics of; Santos, Boaventura de Sousa
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-47776-3_2
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Amsler, Sarah
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 09:33
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 22:52
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46124

Actions (Archive Staff Only)

Edit View Edit View