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Creativity and Beyond: Cultures, Values, and Change
     

Creativity and Beyond: Cultures, Values, and Change

by Robert Paul Weiner
 

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ISBN-10: 0791444783

ISBN-13: 9780791444788

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Examines the cross-cultural differences and continuing historical evolution of society's conception of creativity and the ways in which creativity may be limited by material conditions or opposing values. After tracing the growth of the concept, the author compares China, the United States, and some so-called traditional cultures. Finally, the application of concepts

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Examines the cross-cultural differences and continuing historical evolution of society's conception of creativity and the ways in which creativity may be limited by material conditions or opposing values. After tracing the growth of the concept, the author compares China, the United States, and some so-called traditional cultures. Finally, the application of concepts of creativity to public policy questions are explored. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791444788
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
259,807
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Introduction

Part One
The Formulation of the Concept of "Creativity" in Western History

1
Creativity, the West, and History

2
The Bible

3
Ancient Greece and Rome

4
Tradition and Imitation in the Medieval West

5
The Renaissance and the Invention of the Creative Ideal

6
The Enlightenment

7
Revolution, Modernity, and the Invention of Creativity

8
Creativity in the Contemporary Global Context

Part Two
Cross-Cultural Variables

9
The Ideology of Creativity in the United States

10
Conceptions of Creativity in "Traditional" and "Non-Western" Cultures

11
China: From Traditional Culture through Revolution to . . . ?

Part Three
Creativity in Practice

12
Everyday Obstacles to Creativity in Our Society

13
Creativity and Some Contemporary Policy Issues in the United States

Conclusion: Creativity and beyond

Notes

References

Index

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