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Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture
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Poetry And Imagined Worlds

Editors: Lehmann, O., Chaudhary, N., Bastos, A.C., Abbey, E. (Eds.)

  • Brings together international scholars from the fields of psychology, creativity and literature
  • Looks into the challenging question of how the arts and poetry in particular is used in human decision making and our search for meaning
  • Focuses on contemporary challenges in these areas
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About this book

This book explores the deep, imaginative, and creative power of poetry as part of the human experience.  How poetry provides insight into human psychology is a question at the beginning of its theoretical development, and is a constant challenge for cultural psychologists and the humanities alike. Poetry functions, in all ages and cultures, as a rite that merges the beauty, truth and the unbearable conditions of existence.  Both the general and the particular can be found in its expression.  Collectively the authors aim to evoke a holistic understanding of what poetry conveys about decision making and the human search for meaning. This ground-breaking collection will be indispensable to scholars of clinical and theoretical psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature, aesthetics and sociology.

About the authors

Olga V. Lehmann researches at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. 
Nandita Chaudhary is Associate Professor at the University of Delhi, India. 
Ana Cecilia Bastos is Professor at the Catholic University of Salvador and Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. 
Emily Abbey is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ramapo College of New Jersey, USA.

Reviews

“This book is an extraordinary achievement: Written and edited by scholars from every corner of the world who stage a meeting of poetry and the human mind. Poetry is depicted as much more than lyrical words in books, for there is a poetic of our lives that is absolutely fundamental, but which the sciences of the mind have ignored all too often. With this excellent collection it is time to put poetics at the center stage of our understanding of psychology and related disciplines.” (Professor Svend Brinkman, Knowledge Group Manager, Department of Communication & Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark)

“This exciting volume takes readers on a fascinating cross-disciplinary journey across multiple fields, including psychological science, literary studies, and cultural studies. I highly recommend this journey!” (Fathali M. Moghaddam, Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science, Georgetown University, USA)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • A Liaison of Poetry and Tattoos: The Multivoicedness in Edgar Allan Poe’s Poem “The Raven”

    Pages 3-22

    Watzlawik, Meike

  • Beauty of the Back

    Pages 23-41

    Valsiner, Jaan

  • Poetry in and for Society: Poetic Messages, Creativity, and Social Change

    Pages 43-62

    Argüello Manresa, Gemma (et al.)

  • The Poetics Within Performance Art: The Developmental Nature of Artistic Creative Processes

    Pages 63-80

    Rocha Lordelo, Lia

  • Commentary: Poesis and Imagination

    Pages 81-95

    Zittoun, Tania

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eBook 66,99 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poetry And Imagined Worlds
Editors
  • Olga Lehmann
  • Nandita Chaudhary
  • Ana Cecilia Bastos
  • Emily Abbey
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64858-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64858-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64857-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87889-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 301
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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