Introduction: Hope over Time: crisis, immobility and future-making

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This introduction discusses the hope boom in anthropological studies, suggesting that it reflects two converging developments: a sense of increasing unpredictability and crisis, and a sense of lack of political and ideological direction in this situation. We further identify two overall trends in the anthropological literature gathered under the rubric of hope: an emphasis on hopefulness against all odds and one on specific formations of hope and temporal reasoning.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-392
Number of pages20
JournalHistory and Anthropology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2016