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Milieus of Creativity

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Spatiality of Creativity

Series: Knowledge and Space, Vol. 2

Meusburger, Peter, Funke, Joachim, Wunder, Edgar (Eds.)

2009, VIII, 297 p.

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  • Discusses the results and methodological problems of creativity research from a geographical point of view
  • Offers a multi- and transdisciplinary perspective
  • Authors are prominent scholars in psychology, geography, philosophy, sociology and economics

"Milieus of Creativity" is the second volume in the book series "Knowledge and Space". This book deals with spatial disparities of knowledge and the impact of environments, space and contexts on the production and application of knowledge. The contributions in this volume focus on the role of places, environments, and spatial contexts for the emergence and perpetuation of creativity. Is environment a social or a spatial phenomenon? Are only social factors relevant for the development of creativity or should one also include material artefacts and resources in its definition? How can we explain spatial disparities of creativity without falling victim to geodeterminism?

This book offers insights from various disciplines such as environmental psychology, philosophy, and social geography. It presents the results of a research conference at Heidelberg University in September 2006, which was supported by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Context - Creativity - Environmental Psychology - Geography - Imagination - Klaus Tschira Foundation - Milieu - Social Geography - Spatial Disparities - Spatial Knowledge - determinism - environment - innovation - knowledge - philosophy

Related subjects » Education & Language - Environmental Sciences - Philosophy - Population Studies

Table of contents 

Introduction: The Spatiality of Creativity: Peter Meusburger, Joachim Funke, Edgar Wunder.- 1: On the Psychology of Creativity: Joachim Funke.- 2: Domain-Generality versus Domain-Specificity of Creativity: Robert J. Sternberg.- 3: Scientific Creativity as a Combinatorial Process: The Chance Baseline: Dean Keith Simonton.- 4: The Riddle of Creativity. Philosophy’s View: Günter Abel: 5: Creativity – Multidimensional Associative or Chaotic Process? Methodological Remarks Concerning Creative Processes and Metaphors in Aesthetics and Innovation: Hans Lenk.- 6 Milieus of Creativity – the Role of Places, Environments, and Spatial Contexts: Peter Meusburger.- 7: Creativity, Intelligence, and Culture: Connections and Possibilities: James C. Kaufman.- 8: Exploring the Relationships between Problem Solving Style and Creative Psychological Climate: Scott G. Isaksen.- 9: Creativity in Cross-Cultural Innovation Teams: Diversity and its Implications for Leadership: Ricarda Bouncken.- 10: Space(s) of Innovation – Regional Knowledge Economies: Martina Fromhold-Eisebith.- 11: The Unconscious City: How Expectancies about Creative Milieus influence Performance: Jens Förster.- 12: Conceptual Spaces: Margaret Boden.- 13: Looking at the Present through the Future: Science Fiction Urbanism and Contingent and Relational Creativity: Rob Kitchin.- 14: Teleology, Contingency, and Networks: Barney Warf.- 15: Geophilosophy and Creative Milieus: Stephan Günzel.- Abstracts of the Contributions.- On the Klaus Tschira Foundation.- Index

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