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Abstract

Creativity is currently being redefined in more inclusive and accurate ways. This article examines old and new ways of viewing creativity, focusing especially on how creativity has been considered a male preserve and the need for a more inclusive definition that includes areas such as “everyday creativity.” It places definitions of creativity in their social and historical context, showing how a society’s orientation to a partnership model or a dominator model affects what and who is considered creative. It proposes an un-gendered definition of creativity; highlights the need for this broader definition to meet the enormous contemporary challenges we face; and distinguishes between innovativeness and creativity.

Keywords

creativity, gender, partnership dominator, everyday creativity, arts, crafts, culture

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Publication Date

6-1-2016

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