Cultures of Optimism: The Institutional Promotion of Hope

Cultures of Optimism: The Institutional Promotion of Hope

by Oliver Bennett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349503575
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 231
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Oliver Bennett is the author of Cultural Pessimism: Narratives of Decline in the Postmodern World. He is Professor of Cultural Policy at the University of Warwick and founding editor of the International Journal of Cultural Policy.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Optimism Imperative 2. Optimistic Democracy: The Politics of Hope 3. Optimism at Work 4. Great Expectations: Parenting, Optimism and the Child 5. Models of Salvation: Religion, Eschatology and Hope 6. Optimism and the Self: From Mind-Cure to Psychotherapy 7. Culture(s) of Optimism Endnotes Bibliography Index

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