Critical Conceptions of Hope and Aspiration: Hopeful Recommendations

  • Andrew Joseph Pereira
Part of the Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education book series (CSTE, volume 9)


This chapter reviews the various effects and consequences of the cultural politics of caring as instantiated in education advertisements as well as in the caring practices of teachers. This chapter theorises the affective economy based on the technologies of vulnerability and triumphalism as wayang-overaction, a localised intercultural reference point. It then makes a case for a more critical care of self for navigation within the cultural politics of caring. This chapter concludes by envisioning alternative affective based on hope where the very discourse of survivalism could serve as a catalyst for transformation.


Asia as Method Intercultural referencing Affective economies Hope Aspirations Care of self 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Joseph Pereira
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  1. 1.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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