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Reaching Out For Everyday Life Creativity

Lene Tanggaard
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  • Aalborg University, Denmark
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Published Online: 2015-05-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ctra-2015-0011

Abstract

In recent years, a move towards social, cultural-psychological and distributed research perspectives on creativity has been witnessed within the social- and human sciences. Glăveanu is one of the most prominent advocates for this new line of research. In the present commentary, I will share my concerns as to why this move is important and vital for the field of creativity research, but I will also raise my sense of fear by the proposed direction of model unity and coherence as suggested by Glăveanu. On the contrary, we may need to tolerate and respect the diversity of perspectives and enjoy the fruits of cross-disciplinarily research, not needing to reach any state of unity. In this sense, a way out of ‘crisis’ could be that we respect, variations and even differences, and instead of coherence establish meeting places and spots where divergent perspectives can be celebrated.

Keywords: Everyday creativity; Cultural psychology of creativity; Sociomateriality of creativity

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About the article

Received: 2014-10-02

Revised: 2014-12-18

Accepted: 2014-12-19

Published Online: 2015-05-26

Published in Print: 2015-06-01



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