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This book covers topics not commonly associated with creativity that offer us insight into creative action as a social, material, and cultural process. A wide range of specialists within the humanities and social sciences will find this interesting, as well as practitioners who are looking for novel ways of thinking about and doing creative work.

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ISBN-13: 9781349702466
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/10/2016
Series: Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 193
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Vlad Petre Glăveanu is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Psychology, University of Aalborg, Denmark, and Associate Researcher at the Institute of Psychology, Université Paris Descartes, France, and the Department of Psychology and Education, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Recent books include: Distributed Creativity and Rethinking Creativity (co-edited with Alex Gillespie and Jaan Valsiner).

Lene Tanggaard is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Communication and Psychology, University of Aalborg, Denmark, where she serves as director of the QS-research group and co-director of the Center for Qualitative Studies. Recent books include: Twice the Fun – A Survival Kit for Doctoral Students and their Supervisors (with C. Wegener) and Fooling Around: Creative Learning Pathways.

Charlotte Wegener is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark. Recent articles include: 'Would You Like a Cup of Coffee?' Using the Researcher's Insider and Outsider Positions as a Sensitizing Concept and Writing with Phineas. How a Fictional Character from A. S. Byatt Helped Me Turn my Ethnographic Data into a Research Text.

Table of Contents

The Importance of Being a Vocabulary; Jaan Valsiner

1. Why Do We Need a New Vocabulary for Creativity?; Vlad Petre Glăveanu, Lene Tanggaard and Charlotte Wegener

2. Affordance; Vlad Petre Glăveanu

3. Business as Usual; Kristian Dahl and Lene Tanggaard

4. Craft; Vlad Petre Glăveanu

5. Difference; Vlad Petre Glăveanu

6. Fear; Luca Tateo

7. Language; Carolin Demuth and Vlad Petre Glăveanu

8. Lostness; Charlotte Wegener

9. Memory; Brady Wagoner and Vlad Petre Glăveanu

10. Mess; Lene Tanggard and Tue Juelsbo

11. Mirroring; Charlotte Wegener

12.Pathways; Lene Tanggard

13. Perspective; Vlad Petre Glăveanu

14. Power; Claus Elmholdt and Marten Fogsgaard

15. Reflexivity; Constance de Saint-Laurent and Vlad Petre Glăveanu

16. Rhythm; Vlad Petre Glăveanu

17. Rules; Tues Juelsbo

18. Space; Nikita A. Kharlamov

19. Stumbling; Lene Tanggaard

20 Things; Vlad Petre Glăveanu

21 Translation; Vlad Petre Glăveanu

22. Upcycling; Charlotte Wegener

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"A provocative and unique contribution to the field of creativity studies. If you're interested in creativity, keep this book close at hand. I know I will!" - Ronald A. Beghetto, Editor of the Journal of Creative Behavior, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, USA

"One of the biggest challenges facing creativity researchers is the lack of a common language across fields. People in business, psychology, and education study very similar issues but are often unaware of related work. It is easy to switch terms between creativity, imagination, and innovation, but a real solution requires more work. What this essential volume does is to explore core ideas (such as language or memory or power) that span fields and disciplines and discuss how they relate to creativity. This book is not just for people interested in creativity research – it is for anyone interested in how science can grow and evolve." - James C. Kaufman, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, USA

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