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A Time for Hope in Dark Times

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Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
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Department of Education, Brunel University London, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK
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Religions 2020, 11(3), 113; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11030113 (registering DOI)
Received: 31 January 2020 / Accepted: 4 March 2020 / Published: 6 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hope in Dark Times)
This article explores the political importance of embracing a notion of hope in a time of growing authoritarianism across the globe. It defines hope as the ability to both mobilize what might be called a democratic imaginary and a notion of hope rooted in a realistic assessment of what it means to engage in forms of struggle for economic and social justice, both pedagogically and politically. We argue that hope is the bases for agency and that without hope, there is no agency of possibility of civic engagement and struggle. View Full-Text
Keywords: dark times; fascism; education; hope; optimism; resistance; agency; pedagogy; fascist politics dark times; fascism; education; hope; optimism; resistance; agency; pedagogy; fascist politics
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Giroux, H.; Filippakou, O. A Time for Hope in Dark Times. Religions 2020, 11, 113.

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