How place shapes the aspirations of hope : The allegory of the privileged and the underprivileged

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Counted, Victor and Newheiser, David. (2023). How place shapes the aspirations of hope : The allegory of the privileged and the underprivileged. The Journal of Positive Psychology. pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2023.2257654
AuthorsCounted, Victor and Newheiser, David
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We articulate a holistic understanding of hope, going beyond the common conceptualization of hope in terms of positive affect and cognition by considering what hope means for the underprivileged. In the recognition that hope is always situated in a particular place, we explore the perspective of the privileged and the underprivileged, clarifying how spatial contexts shape their goals for the future and their agency toward attaining these goals. Where some people experience precarity due to their disability, race, gender, sexuality, and social class, others enjoy enhanced agency due to their privilege. In our analysis, this loss of agency does not mean the underprivileged are hopeless; instead, it suggests that hope can incorporate negative affect and cognition. In our view, a spatial understanding acknowledges the power of hope in discouraging situations, and it points to practical measures through which hope can be cultivated by marginalized communities.

Keywordsplace; hope; intersectionality; privilege; marginalization
Year2023
JournalThe Journal of Positive Psychology
Journal citationpp. 1-8
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1743-9779
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2023.2257654
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85171761956
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
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Accepted03 Jul 2023
Deposited28 Nov 2023
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