1st Edition

Where is Creativity?
A Multi-disciplinary Approach

ISBN 9780367605957
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
192 Pages

USD $39.95

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Book Description

Where is Creativity? A Multi-disciplinary Approach goes beyond the orthodox image of creativity as laying inside the brain-mind, to explore how and why it also emerges from relationships between people, from physical spaces such as workplaces and cities, as a result of new media technology and the Web, and due to the effects of broad contexts of the economy and industry. It explores contemporary psychological, sociological, anthropological, economic and philosophical debates concerning creativity in an accessible way, which non-specialist and creative practitioners can appreciate, culminating in a picture of the anatomy of creativity which seeks to provide a concrete guide to the 'doing' of creativity to complement a deeper understanding of its nature and origins.

The book will be useful for teaching staff and students; businesses and practitioners; and professionals and policy-makers working within a wide range of creative and innovation-based industries.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Situating Creativity
Chapter 2: The Creative Person
Chapter 3: Relationships for Creativity
Chapter 4: Creativity and Places
Chapter 5: The New Media Landscape
Chapter 6: The Broad Contexts of Creativity
Chapter 7: An Anatomy of Creativity


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Jim Shorthose works across the different aspects of the creative ecology – in higher education, advising creative businesses and working with cultural organizations. He is the author of several books which traverse the spaces between theoretical debates about creativity and concrete artistic practice.

Neil Maycroft is Reader in Art and Design at the University of Lincoln, UK, and is the author of several books and numerous articles on material culture, as well as broader discussions of the nature and origins of creativity, especially as applied to design.