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Title Against creativity / Oli Mould.
Author Mould, Oliver, author.
Publication London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2018.
Description 234 pages ; 22 cm
Call # 153.35 M
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Work -- People -- Politics -- Technology -- The city.
Summary From line managers, corporate CEOs, urban designers, teachers, politicians, mayors, advertisers and even our friends and family, the message is 'be creative'. Creativity is heralded as the driving force of our contemporary society; celebrated as agile, progressive and liberating. It is the spring of the knowledge economy and shapes the cities we inhabit. It even defines our politics. What could possibly be wrong with this?In this brilliant, counter intuitive blast Oli Mould demands that we rethink the story we are being sold. Behind the novelty, he shows that creativity is a barely hidden form of neoliberal appropriation. It is a regime that prioritizes individual success over collective flourishing. It refuses to recognise anything - job, place, person - that is not profitable. And it impacts on everything around us: the places where we work, the way we are managed, how we spend our leisure time. Is there an alternative? Mould offers a radical redefinition of creativity, one embedded in the idea of collective flourishing, outside the tyranny of profit. Bold, passionate and refreshing, Against Creativity, is a timely correction to the doctrine of our times.
Subject Creative ability -- Philosophy.
Creative ability -- Social aspects.
Creative ability -- Economic aspects.
Common good.
Common good. (OCoLC)fst00869784
Creative ability -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01982461
Creative ability -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00882421
Creative ability -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00882432
Individualism. (OCoLC)fst00970328
Neoliberalism. (OCoLC)fst01737382
ISBN 9781786636492 hardcover
1786636492 hardcover
9781786636485 export
1786636484 export
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