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.
List of tables
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