Paradoxes of “creativity” : examining the creative process through an antenarrative lens

Stierand, Marc (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Boje, David M. (New Mexico State University, USA) ; Glăveanu, Vlad (Webster University Geneva, Switzerland) ; Dörfler, Viktor (University of Strathclyde, UK) ; Haley, Usha C. V. (West Virginia University, USA) ; Feuls, Miriam (The Berlin University of the Arts, Germany)

Accounts of the creative process tend to be retrospective and implicitly ground the creative act within the person, the mind, the moment, the idea; in doing so, they often miss the larger sociomaterial qualities that can provide us with important insights about the social relationality and playfulness of the creative process. In this article, we examine the creative process through an antenarrative lens that we consider very useful for theorizing the creative process from a cultural and sociomaterial perspective. More specifically, we argue that ‘having an idea’ is a contextualized and embodied process that can be regarded as an antenarrative of the overall creative process. We also discuss how the paradoxical relation between the formative and sudden manifestations of the creative act can be understood through the notion of play.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
EHL
Institute:
Aucun institut
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Date:
2019-06
Pagination:
6 p.
Published in:
The Journal of creative behavior
Numeration (vol. no.):
2019, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 165-170
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ISSN:
0022-0175
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