Hope as a means of social identity

Keywords: identification, identity, expectation, intelligibility, self-identity, narrative, pre-understanding, the self, otherness, apotropy


The article describes the main aspects of the formation of identity in the process of creating hope through temporal migration of the self and multi-vector identification. Temporal identification defined as the totality of the possibilities of awareness of the self-participation of the participant of hope in social time. The author of the article emphasizes the importance of a joint future as a component of social identity. Collective integrity comes from the presence of a dominant vector for the prospect of further coexistence.The basic components of identification in the hope are the formation of the «I» regarding age-related changes and the formation of the «I – Others» interaction, which is revealed in the complex of the self, role and tribal identification. Special attention should be paid to the problem of transferring the ideas of the Council of Trent to the non-religious plane, which envisages the creation of a «factory of hope» based on the use of the interaction «identity – otherness». The self is the search for the hero of the future in himself through the behavior of others, which allows identification and finding within the limits of the living space now. It is the means and the ultimate goal of hope, which moves man to the edge of the desired being.As a result, in the process of analyzing identity, the sensual and mental components of hope highlighted, which serve as the basis and evaluation modification of awareness of the relationship «people – the world of the future». The intelligible identity of social hope given by meaningful images of the future, even when using a different operational tool of mental activity.It has been determined that carriers of social hopes may encounter non-identity, which manifests itself in apotropy in relation to the projection of the future, other designers and the conditions of the surrounding public environment. The benefits of this study are to determine the direction of overcoming the barriers of apotropy by transferring the identification intention, which should enrich the content of hope for the holistic perception of future changes and their proper adoption.


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How to Cite
MasіukO. (2019). Hope as a means of social identity. Grani, 22(2), 16-22. https://doi.org/10.15421/171917