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The Resource The invention of creativity : modern society and the culture of the new, Andreas Reckwitz ; translated by Steven Black

The invention of creativity : modern society and the culture of the new, Andreas Reckwitz ; translated by Steven Black

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The invention of creativity : modern society and the culture of the new
Title
The invention of creativity
Title remainder
modern society and the culture of the new
Statement of responsibility
Andreas Reckwitz ; translated by Steven Black
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Be creative! Contemporary society has seen an unprecedented rise in both the demand and desire to be creative, to bring something new into the world. Once the reserve of artistic subcultures, creativity has now become a universal model for culture. More than that, it has become an imperative. In this new book, cultural sociologist Andreas Reckwitz investigates how the ideal of creativity has grown into a major social force, from the art of the avant-garde and postmodernism to the" ?creative industries?" and the innovation economy, the psychology of creativity and self-growth, the media representation of creative stars and the urban design of" ?creative cities?". Where creativity is often assumed to be a force for good, Reckwitz looks critically at how this imperative has developed from the 1970s to the present day, seeing it not as emancipatory, but rather as a very specific social and cultural phenomenon. Though we may well perceive creativity as the realisation of some natural and innate potential within us, it is far more a product of our surroundings, an attribute we find ourselves systematically admonished to develop and one which we fervently and compulsively desire to possess. The Invention of Creativity is a bold and refreshing counter to conventional wisdom that shows how our age is defined by radical and restrictive processes of social aestheticisation. As such it will be a valuable contribution to those working across disciplines, from cultural and social theory to art history and aesthetics"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338.4/77
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9999.C9472
LC item number
R43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The invention of creativity : modern society and the culture of the new, Andreas Reckwitz ; translated by Steven Black
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780745697031
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016043495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)963914190
Label
The invention of creativity : modern society and the culture of the new, Andreas Reckwitz ; translated by Steven Black
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780745697031
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016043495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)963914190

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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