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Creativity, Work, and Change: Core and further reading

Creativity, Work and Change, 2021/22, Semester 2
Catherine Bates
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Core reading:

Week 1

Kaufman, James C.; Sternberg, Robert J. (2010) The Cambridge handbook of creativity  (Chapter 1) 2nd edition available here

Week 2

Helfand, M., Kaufman, J. C., & Beghetto, R. A. (2017).The Four C Model of Creativity: Culture and context In V. P. Glăveanu (Ed.), Palgrave handbook of creativity and culture research (pp. 15-360). New York: Palgrave

Week 3

Letty Y.-Y. Kwan, Angela K.-y. Leung,  Shyhnan Liou, 2018 Culture, Creativity, and Innovation. Cross-Cultural Psychology 2018, Vol. 49(2) 165–170

Week 4

Groys, B. 2000 On The New. Anthropology and aesthetics, No.38, Autumn, 2000, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., pp.5-17.

Week 5

Csikszentmihalyi, M. 1990 The Psychology of Optimal Experience. (online). available at

Week 6

Nicholls, A. ed. 2006. Social Entrepreneurship: New Models of Sustainable Social Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (introduction and chapter 3)

Week 7

Manghani, S. 2013. ‘Chapter One: Beyond Semiotics’ In:  Image studies : theory and practice . Abingdon: Routledge, [ebook] pp. 3- 18.

Hall, S. 2012. This means this, this means that: a user's guide to semiotics. 2nd edition, [ebook].


Week 8

Khiabany, G. 2016. Refugee crisis, imperialism and pitiless wars on the poor. Media, Culture & Society. 38(5), pp.755-762.

Week 9

McCoy, J.M. and & Evans, G.W. 2002. The Potential Role of the Physical Environment in Fostering Creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 14(3-4), pp. 409-426.

Martens, Y. 2011. Creative workplace: instrumental and symbolic support for creativity. Facilities. 29(1/2), pp.63-79.

Week 9

Florida, R. 2004. The Rise of the Creative Class: and how it’s transforming work, leisure, community and everyday life. New York: Basic Books.


Further reading:

Week 1

Taylor, S., & Littleton, K. 2012. Contemporary identities of creativity and creative work. Farnham: Ashgate. (chapter 2)

Week 2

Alacovska, A. 2018. Informal creative labour practices: A relational work perspective. Human Relations. 71(12), pp.1563–1589.

Finkel, R., Jones, D., Sang, K. and Stoyanova-Russell, D. 2017. Diversifying the creative: Creative work, creative industries, creative identities. Organisation. 24(3), pp.281-288. Available online 

Lehrer. J. (2012) How Creativity Works. New York. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Week 3

Edwards, D. (2008). Artscience: Creativity in the Post-Google Generation. Massachusetts: Harvard University Press

O'Brien, D. 2014. Cultural policy: management, value and modernity in the creative industries. London: Routledge.

Pope, R. (2005) Creativity: Theory, History, Practice. London: Routledge.

Week 6

Ridley-Duff, R. and Bull, M. 2016. Understanding social enterprise: theory & practice. Los Angeles; London: SAGE.

Lane, M. 2014. Social Enterprise: Empowering Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs. Chicago, IL: ABA Publishing.

Week 7

Csíkszentmihályi, M. (1999) Implications of a Systems Perspective for the Study of Creativity. In: Sternberg, R. (Ed) (1999) Handbook of Creativity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Flusser, V. (1991) Gestures. Minneapolis, London. University of Minnesota Press

Hancox, D. 2014. The Village Against the World. London; New York: Verso.

Hong, S., & Vicdan, H. 2016. Re-imagining the utopian: Transformation of a sustainable lifestyle in ecovillagesJournal of Business Research69(1), 120–136.

Week 8

Berger, J. 1972 Ways of Seeing. London: Penguin

Bloom, L. and Faulkner, R. 2016. Innovation spaces: lessons from the United Nations. Third World Quarterly. 37(8), pp.1371-1387.

Zagalo, N., Branco, P. 2015. Creativity in the Digital Age. Springer. Available at

Week 9

Barlow, C. (200) Guilford’s Structure of the Intellect. (Online) Available at:

Groves, K., 2010. I wish I worked there!: a look inside the creative spaces of the world's most famous brands. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.

O’Connor, J. and Gu, X. 2014. Making creative spaces: China and Australia: An introduction. City, Culture and Society. 5(3), pp.111-114.

Week 10

Ray, P. and Anderson, S.R. 2000. The cultural creatives: how 50 million people are changing the worldISBN: 9780609808450 (pbk.). New York: Three Rivers Press.

Pratt, A. C. 2008. Creative Cities: The Cultural Industries and the Creative Class. Geografiska Annaler. 90(2), pp.107-117.

Howkins, J. 2009. Creative ecologies: where thinking is a proper job. Queensland: University of Queensland Press.




This list was last updated on 08/03/2022