Creativity and Beyond: Cultures, Values, and Change

Creativity and Beyond: Cultures, Values, and Change

by Robert Paul Weiner
ISBN-10:
0791444783
ISBN-13:
9780791444788
Pub. Date:
04/28/2000
Publisher:
State University of New York Press

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Creativity and Beyond: Cultures, Values, and Change

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791444788
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 04/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
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

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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