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By Monika E. Reuter

Introducing the 1st macro-sociological viewpoint at the suggestion of creativity this publication contains a overview of ten domain names that have studied creativity. It additionally explores the result of a six-year on-going study venture evaluating scholars' principles on creativity with employers' and execs' perspectives.

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104). The November 28 edition of Time magazine devoted a special double issue to the year’s 50 best innovations (Grossman, 2011). More interesting than these inventions is Grossman’s discussion of who the real inventors are – and Steve Jobs is not one of them! The fact that major business journals discuss innovation and creativity also points in the direction of another field of experts who have come up with a definition: creativity as the result of group efforts. In Domain 4 Sawyer (2007) leads the charge in dismantling the idea of the lonely genius.

Schäfer, one of the contributors, says that ever since Joas, the concept of pragmatism, that is, radical anticartesian philosophy has been at the center of German sociological analyses of creative actions (2012, translation mine). Every facet of human social life, from race to sexuality, has been investigated by Sociology. com). Some psychological arguments overlap with sociological insights so that, for example, the concept of Zeitgeistt is seen as influencing and perhaps even determining creativity (Simonton, 1999b).

Wright Mills (1959) and elaborated upon by Giddens (1982), having a Sociological Imagination enables the connection of one’s biography to the history of the society in which one lives; it encourages viewing individuals as both outcomes as well as architects of their social world; it requires a capacity to see one’s personal problems as embedded within larger social issues – unemployment, for example, as a personal hardship but also as a consequence of economic forces beyond the influence of individuals.

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