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Simon Mussell

offers a veritable treasure-​trove of analyses, speculations, digressions, and fragments about the concept of hope and its myriad expressions in culture, from the most modest forms of idle daydreaming and fairy tales, through to the most abstract of imagined teleological fantasies, all sustained by an insatiable human striving for emancipation. Expectant emotion and the politics of hope 123 Bloch’s project is animated in part by a profound dissatisfaction with the way in which the principle of hope, or what he calls docta spes (educated or comprehended hope), has

in Critical theory and feeling