The English model of creativity : cultural politics of an idea
Neelands, Jonothan and Choe, Boyun. (2010) The English model of creativity : cultural politics of an idea. International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol.16 (No.3). pp. 287-304. ISSN 1028-6632
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10286630903111647
The paper presents a socio-political analysis of New Labour’s rhetorical uses of the idea and values of creativity to shape cultural policy in England. It will examine how the current idea of creativity in policy discussions has been politically reconceptualised as a means of responding to broader socio-political and economic agendas. The paper will explore the extent to which New Labour’s social-market political paradigm has contributed to shaping and reshaping the government’s creativity rhetoric. It is suggested that the English model of creativity in policy discourse is politically constructed rather than being based in the available literature and research associated with creativity in the fields of psychology and sociology. Drawing on these discussions, the paper will suggest that there are five distinctive characteristics of the English model of creativity and offer a critical analysis about some underlying assumptions embedded in these rhetorical positions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Creative ability -- Political aspects, Creative thinking -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Cultural policy, Great Britain -- Social policy, Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1997-|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Cultural Policy|
|Page Range:||pp. 287-304|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
BANAJI, S., BURN, A. & BUCKINGHAM, D. (2006) The Rhetorics of Creativity: A Review of Literature, London, Arts Council of England.
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