Explores how historical, artistic, and technological developments and cross-cultural exchange have altered our conceptions of creativity.
Creativity and Beyond offers a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary tour of cultures past and present to examine the different ways people have conceived of “creativity” and how the common understanding of creativity is changing in the current flux of global culture. Weiner analyzes the ways in which understanding creativity is tied to broader contemporary patterns, including intellectual concerns with postmodernism; trends in the arts; the changing status of women; the power of the electronic media; multiculturalism; developments in psychology, science, and technology; and the dramatic political, economic, and social transformations of our age.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.36(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.71(d)|
About the Author
Robert Paul Weiner has served as Coordinator of Liberal Studies at St. Mary’s College of California, and Chair of Liberal Arts at John F. Kennedy University. He is currently a writer, teacher, and consultant on multiculturalism and creativity.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
The Formulation of the Concept of "Creativity" in Western History
Creativity, the West, and History
Ancient Greece and Rome
Tradition and Imitation in the Medieval West
The Renaissance and the Invention of the Creative Ideal
Revolution, Modernity, and the Invention of Creativity
Creativity in the Contemporary Global Context
The Ideology of Creativity in the United States
Conceptions of Creativity in "Traditional" and "Non-Western" Cultures
China: From Traditional Culture through Revolution to . . . ?
Creativity in Practice
Everyday Obstacles to Creativity in Our Society
Creativity and Some Contemporary Policy Issues in the United States
Conclusion: Creativity and beyond