24.2162, Books: Creativity and the Agile Mind: Veale, Feyaerts, Forceville (Eds)

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Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 13:48:02
From: Linda Steglich [linda.steglich at degruyter.com]
Subject: Creativity and the Agile Mind: Veale, Feyaerts, Forceville (Eds)

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Title: Creativity and the Agile Mind 
Subtitle: A Multi-Disciplinary Study of a Multi-Faceted Phenomenon 
Series Title: Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL] 21  

Publication Year: 2013 
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
	   http://www.degruyter.com/mouton
	

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/184570?format=G 


Editor: Tony Veale
Editor: Kurt Feyaerts
Editor: Charles Joseph Forceville

Electronic: ISBN:  9783110295290 Pages: 380 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN:  9783110293487 Pages: 380 Price: Europe EURO 99.95


Abstract:

Creativity is a highly-prized quality in any modern endeavor, whether
artistic, scientific or professional. Though a much-studied subject, and the
topic of a great many case-studies, the field of creativity research is still
very much an open one. Creativity remains a field where absolute definitions
hold very little water, and where true insight can only emerge when we
properly appreciate - from a nuanced, multi-disciplinary perspective - the
crucial distinction between the producer's perspective and the consumer's
perspective. Theories that afford us a critical appreciation of a creative
work do not similarly afford a explanatory insight into the origins and
development of the work. As researchers, we must approach creativity both as
producers - to consider the vast search-spaces that a producer encounters, and
to appreciate the need for heuristic strategies for negotiating this space -
and as consumers, to appreciate the levels of shared knowledge (foreground and
background) that is exploited by the producer to achieve a knowingly creative
effect in the mind of the consumer. This volume thus brings together both
producers and consumers in a cross-disciplinary exploration of this complex,
many-faceted phenomenon.
 



Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                     Communications
                     Discourse Analysis


Written In: English  (eng)

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