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Hope: New Philosophies For Change
How is hope to be found amid the ethical and political dilemmas of modern life? Writer and philosopher Mary Zournazi brought her questions to some of the most thoughtful intellectuals at work today. She discusses "joyful revolt" with Julia Kristeva, the idea of "the rest of the world" with Gayatri Spivak, the "art of living" with Michel Serres, the "carnival of the senses" ...more
Paperback, 370 pages
Published June 8th 2003 by Lawrence & Wishart
(first published February 4th 2003)
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Hope is a funny (as in peculiar) thing and is certainly at odds with the current dominant trends in theorising and thought, where there is such a potent attachment to evidence-driven discussion and activity that the hope for something seems vaguely indulgent. This is even more so given the powerful political demands for "realism". Yet, strangely, hope doesn’t seem to go away even at the worst of times (there is a book by the great oral historian Studs Turkel, one I’ve not yet read, called Hope D ...more