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Creativity and Cultural Improvisation

Creativity and Cultural Improvisation

  • Author: Elizabeth Hallam,Tim Ingold
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • ISBN: 184520526X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 327
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There is no prepared script for social and cultural life. People work it out as they go along. Creativity and Cultural Improvisation casts fresh, anthropological eyes on the cultural sites of creativity that form part of our social matrix. The book explores the ways creative agency is attributed in the graphic and performing arts and in intellectual property law. It shows how the sources of creativity are embedded in social, political and religious institutions, examines the relation between creativity and the perception and passage of time, and reviews the creativity and improvisational quality of anthropological scholarship itself. Individual essays examine how the concept of creativity has changed in the history of modern social theory, and question its applicability as a term of cross-cultural analysis. The contributors highlight the collaborative and political dimensions of creativity and thus challenge the idea that creativity arises only from individual talent and expression.

Tombs of the Ancient Poets

Tombs of the Ancient Poets

Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

  • Author: Nora Goldschmidt,Barbara Graziosi
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192561049
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 384
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This volume explores the ways in which the tombs of the ancient poets - real or imagined - act as crucial sites for the reception of Greek and Latin poetry. Drawing together a range of examples, the collection makes a distinctive contribution to the study of literary reception by focusing on the materiality of the body and the tomb, and the ways in which they mediate the relationship between classical poetry and its readers. From the tomb of the boy poet Quintus Sulpicius Maximus, which preserves his prize-winning poetry carved on the tombstone itself, to the modern votive offerings left at the so-called 'Tomb of Virgil'; from the doomed tomb-hunting of long-lost poets' graves, to the 'graveyard of the imagination' constructed in Hellenistic poetry collections, the essays collected here explore the position of ancient poets' tombs in the cultural imagination and demonstrate the rich variety of ways in which they exemplify an essential mode of the reception of ancient poetry, poised as they are between literary reception and material culture.

Concepts of Creativity in Seventeenth-century England

Concepts of Creativity in Seventeenth-century England

  • Author: Rebecca Herissone,Alan Howard
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 1843837404
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 354
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The first genuinely interdisciplinary study of creativity in early modern England

Clay in the Age of Bronze

Clay in the Age of Bronze

Essays in the Archaeology of Prehistoric Creativity

  • Author: Joanna Sofaer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316395243
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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Studies of creativity frequently focus on the modern era yet creativity has always been part of human history. This book explores how creativity was expressed through the medium of clay in the Bronze Age in the Carpathian Basin. Although metal is one of the defining characteristics of Bronze Age Europe, in the Carpathian Basin clay was the dominant material in many areas of life. Here the daily experience of people was, therefore, much more likely to be related to clay than bronze. Through eight thematic essays, this book considers a series of different facets of creativity. Each essay combines a broad range of theoretical insights with a specific case study of ceramic forms, sites or individual objects. This innovative volume is the first to focus on creativity in the Bronze Age and offers new insights into the rich and complex archaeology of the Carpathian Basin.

Creativity and Cultural Improvisation

Creativity and Cultural Improvisation

  • Author: Elizabeth Hallam,Tim Ingold
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN: 9781845205270
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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There is no prepared script for social and cultural life. People work it out as they go along. Creativity and Cultural Improvisation casts fresh, anthropological eyes on the cultural sites of creativity that form part of our social matrix. The book explores the ways creative agency is attributed in the graphic and performing arts and in intellectual property law. It shows how the sources of creativity are embedded in social, political and religious institutions, examines the relation between creativity and the perception and passage of time, and reviews the creativity and improvisational quality of anthropological scholarship itself. Individual essays examine how the concept of creativity has changed in the history of modern social theory, and question its applicability as a term of cross-cultural analysis. The contributors highlight the collaborative and political dimensions of creativity and thus challenge the idea that creativity arises only from individual talent and expression.

Arts and Aesthetics in a Globalizing World

Arts and Aesthetics in a Globalizing World

  • Author: Raminder Kaur,Parul Dave-Mukherji
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857855476
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 9360
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This is an investigation of arts and aesthetics in their widest senses and experiences, presenting a variety of perspectives which range from the metaphysical to the political. Moving beyond art as an expression of the inner mind and invention of the individual self, the volume bridges the gap between changing perceptions of contemporary art and aesthetics, and maps globalizing currents in a number of contexts and regions. The volume includes an impressive variety of case studies offered by established leaders in the field and original and emerging scholarly talent covering areas in India, Nepal, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, Rwanda, and Germany, as well as providing transnational or diasporic perspectives. From the contradictory demands made on successful artists from the south in the global art world such as Anish Kapoor, to images of war and puppetry created by female political prisoners, the volume compels creative and political interpretations of the ever-changing and globalizing terrain of arts and aesthetics.

Anthropological Notebooks

Anthropological Notebooks

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
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Creating conversations

Creating conversations

improvisation in everyday discourse

  • Author: Robert Keith Sawyer
  • Publisher: Hampton Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 261
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Creativity in performance

Creativity in performance

  • Author: Robert Keith Sawyer
  • Publisher: Ablex Publishing Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781567503357
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 320
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This book is for readers interested in the latest research on creativity in performance. The chapters cover an impressive interdisciplinary scope, and include studies of jazz, African dancing, improvisational theater, situation comedies, children's puppet plays, and Nepalese drumming. Each chapter speaks to broader themes that will be of interest to students and researchers in psychology, anthropology, communication, musicology, and performance studies.

National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

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  • Category: Union catalogs
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Includes entries for maps and atlases.