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The Paradox of Creativity in Art Education

Bourdieu and Socio-cultural Practice

Authors: Thomas, Kerry

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  • Proposes a potential resolution to the paradox of creativity in art education
  • Uses Bourdieu as a lens through which to view ongoing exchanges between students and their teacher
  • Gives space to allow the emergence of creative agency
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This book examines the paradox of creativity in art education and proposes a possible resolution. Based on the findings of a longitudinal ethnographic study as a particular case of creative practice in art education, this book is underpinned by Bourdieu’s concepts of the habitus, symbolic capital and misrecognition. The author offers an insightful account of social reasoning within creative practice in the senior school art classroom, examining ongoing exchanges between students and their teacher. Ultimately, these exchanges culminate in actions, beliefs and desires about what is creatively conceivable in the making of art, while providing confirmation without corruption of the pedagogical role of the art teacher. Allowing the context of creative agency to emerge afresh, this book will be of interest and value to art educators and teachers committed to fostering the creative performances of students in any field.

About the authors

Kerry Thomas is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Education at UNSW Sydney, Australia.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21366-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21365-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Paradox of Creativity in Art Education
Book Subtitle
Bourdieu and Socio-cultural Practice
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21366-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21366-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21365-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 152
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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