Volume 3 of the Cultures & Globalization series, Creativity and Innovations, explores the interactions between globalization and the forms of cultural expression that are their basic resource. Bringing together over 25 high-profile authors from around the world, this volume addresses such questions as: What impacts does globalization have on cultural creativity and innovation? How is the evolving world ‘map’ of creativity related to the drivers and patterns of globalization? What are the relationships between creative acts, clusters, genres or institutions and cultural diversity?
In its energy and ambit, this volume mimics its unruly topic. The diverse essays on the relationships among creativity, cultural expression, and globalization frame a series of critical issues for artists, activists, scholars, and policy makers. These include the role of the creative imagination in the struggle to establish and defend senses of place within the uneven and shifting terrain of an evolving world-system; the rise of lateral, technologically-enabled networks for creative collaboration and community building; the eruption of intensively, self-consciously hybrid cultural forms, grounded in aesthetic and social codes that traverse imaginatively the frontiers of tradition and cosmopolitanism; and the problem of translation among discourses, genres and traditions, in which supposedly authoritative source texts are themselves revealed as provisional, particular, and ...