Creativity and culture are inherently linked. Society and culture are part and parcel of creativity's process, outcome, and subjective experience. Equally, creativity does not reside in the individual independent of culture and society.
Vlad Petre Glveanu's basic framework includes creators and community, from which new artifacts emerge and existing artifacts are developed. He points to a relationship between self and other, new and old, specific for every creative act. Using this multifaceted system requires that researchers employ ecological research in order to capture the heterogeneity and social dimensions of creativity.
Glveanu uses an approach based on cultural psychology to present creativity in lay terms and within everyday settings. He concludes with a unitary cultural framework of creativity interrelating actors, audiences, actions, artifacts, and affordances.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures
Foreword, by Jaan Valsiner
Part A Theoretical Framework
2 Paradigms in the Study of Creativity: Introducing the Perspective of Cultural Psychology
3 Creativity as Cultural Participation
Part B Methodological Toolkit
4 A Multiple Feedback Methodology for the Study of Creativity Evaluations
5 "Through the Creator's Eyes": Using the Subjective Camera to Study Craft Creativity
Part C Case Study: The Creativity of Craftwork
6 Creativity in Context: The Ecology of Creativity Evaluations and Practices in an Artistic Craft
7 Creativity and Folk Art: A Study of Creative Action in Traditional Craft
Part D The Representation of Creativity
8 Creating Creativity: Reflections from Fieldwork
9 Is the Lightbulb On? Social Representations of Creativity in a Western Context
Part E The Creativity of Action
10 Habitual Creativity: Revising Habit, Reconceptualizing Creativity
11 What Can Be Done with an Egg? Creativity, Material Objects, and The Theory of Affordances
Part F Creativity Development
12 Children and Creativity: A Most (Un)Likely Pair?
13 Creativity Development in Community Contexts: The Case of Folk Art
14 The Cultural Psychology of Creativity: An Integrated Model