Creativity and Cultural Production: Issues for Media Practice

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

byPhillip McIntyre

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Phillip McIntyrepresents the latest scholarly research into creativity andcreative practice.The bookprovidesinsights to media practitioners and policy professionals, looking at television, radio, film, journalism, photography, popular music and new media in relation to psychology, sociology and cultural studies.

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Phillip McIntyrepresents the latest scholarly research into creativity andcreative practice.The bookprovidesinsights to media practitioners and policy professionals, looking at television, radio, film, journalism, photography, popular music and new media in relation to psychology, sociology and cultural studies.

PHILLIP MCINTYRE Lecturer in Communication at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he is Head of Discipline for Communication and Media. His research interest is in creativity and innovation, and hehas been a music journalist, video and record producer, songwriter and musician. He has written for the journals Popular Music, M...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230272282

ISBN - 13:9780230272286

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Table of Contents

PART I: THEORIES ABOUT CREATIVITY AND CULTURAL PRODUCTION
Introductory Perspectives on Creativity
The Creator as Genius
Bio-Psychological Perspectives
Creativity and The Social
The Cultural View
Reconceptualising Creativity
PART II: ISSUES FOR MEDIA PRACTICE
Agency and Structure: The Case of Radio
Journalism: Structures and Motivation
Television: Form, Format and Being Formulaic
Film: Auteur Theory, Collaboration, Systems
Photography: Art, Craft and Their Symbiosis
Popular Music: Creativity and Authenticity
The Digital Revolution: Copyright and Creativity
Refocusing Methods for Creative Work
Bibliography
Index

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'This is a pioneering and thorough examination of creativity and cultural production. It brings together a vast array of knowledge, critical analysis and insight to the field of creativity and cultural studies. It will be essential reading for anyone involved in popular music and media practices in journalism, television and photography, including academia, industry, researchers and policy makers and debaters. This book is appropriate for use and essential reading on university undergraduate and postgraduate media courses, as well as those who study and practice the different forms of creativity in the larger community. It will not ask you to think only positively about change, but will ask you to think anew about our experiential and conceptual understanding of creativity. It deserves to be widely read.'-Pamela Burnard, University of Cambridge, UK 'Drawing from the experiences of practitioners, Phillip McIntyre interrogates the varied disputes about creativity, and argues for a shift away from person-centred approaches to theorizing creative practice. This bold and challenging book de-romanticises the artist, proposing that understanding creativity should entail studying the operations of media systems, rather than the talented individuals so often portrayed as at odds with such systems.'- Keith Negus, Glodsmiths, University of London, UK 'This scholarly book is innovative and absolutely necessary to further our understanding of contemporary media practices. McIntyre aligns with the contemporary conception of creativity as a socially contextualized practice, rather than a personality type or a moment of insight. He develops a comprehensive overview of these contemporary frameworks, and then uses them to analyze contemporary media practices in radio, journalism, television, film, photography, and popular music. This is a valuable book for scholars of media production, and for scholars interested in creativity in general.'- Keith Sawyer, Associate Professor at Washington University, USA, and author of Explaining Creativity and Group Genius