Creativity, creative class, smart power, social reproduction and symbolic violence

Authored by: Bernard Darras

The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning

Print publication date:  July  2011
Online publication date:  July  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415548892
eBook ISBN: 9780203817568
Adobe ISBN: 9781136730047

10.4324/9780203817568.ch10

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Abstract

Mary is reading and re-reading the subject given to her by her philosophy teacher: ‘Discuss this statement by Paul Valéry, and then explain your own concept of creativity. “In the areas of creation, which are also areas of pride, the need to distinguish oneself is indivisible from existence itself” (Valéry, 1956: 600).’

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