Category Archives: Culture

Music, cognition, culture, and evolution

We seem able to define the biological foundations for our musicality within a clear and unitary framework, yet music itself does not appear so clearly definable. Music is different things and does different things in different cultures; the bundles of … Continue reading

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Success and failure of the sociology of culture? Bringing the arts back

This articles brings up the most recent, internal discussions among researchers in the field of the sociology of arts, more precisely the thiking of experts who participated in a forum of culture organized in 2001. In her writing, Vera Zolberg … Continue reading

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Collective Creativity in Social Network Development

Creativity in organizations has become a key topic of organizational research. This work expands on existing research by exploring creativity in the dynamics of social networks. Collective creativity is introduced as a central part of organizational learning and seen as … Continue reading

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Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture

The Handbook of the Sociology of Arts and Culture offers a comprehensive overview of sociology of art and culture, focusing especially – though not exclusively – on the visual arts, literature, music, and digital culture. Extending, and critiquing, Bourdieu’s influential … Continue reading

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Vygotsky and Creativity: A Cultural-historical Approach to Play, Meaning Making, and the Arts

This text presents a Vygotskian perspective on children’s and adults’ symbolic engagement in play, multi-modal meaning-making, and the arts. Psychologists, artists, and educators present research and practice in a variety of learning environments through the lens of Vygotsky’s cultural-historical theory. … Continue reading

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