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Creative Explorations
By David Gauntlett

Creative Explorations

New Approaches to Identities and Audiences

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Creative Explorations by David Gauntlett

Book Description

How do you picture identity? What happens when you ask individuals to make visual representations of their own identities, influences, and relationships? Drawing upon an array of disciplines from neuroscience to philosophy, and art to social theory, David Gauntlett explores the ways in which researchers can embrace people's everyday creativity in order to understand social experience. Seeking an alternative to traditional interviews and focus groups, he outlines studies in which people have been asked to make visual things - such as video, collage, and drawing - and then interpret them. This leads to an innovative project in which Gauntlett asked people to build metaphorical models of their identities in Lego. This creative reflective method provides insights into how individuals present themselves, understand their own life story, and connect with the social world. Creative Explorations is a lively and original discussion of identities, media influences, and creativity, which will be of interest to both students and academics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415396585
ISBN-10: 0415396581
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Making is Connecting by David Gauntlett Making is Connecting, Paperback (March 2011)

* Sets out a compelling argument for the importance of making things and creativity for social wellbeing. * Argues that both online and offline, making things can foster deeper connections with the world and other people and that this can be used productively for society.

Media, Gender and Identity by David Gauntlett Media, Gender and Identity, Paperback (March 2008)

Offers an introduction to the relationship between media and gender identities. This book includes: an introduction to theorists such as Judith Butler, Anthony Giddens and Michel Foucault; an outline of creative approaches, where identities are explored with video, drawing, or Lego bricks; and, a website with articles, interviews and links.

Creative Explorations by David Gauntlett Creative Explorations, Paperback (April 2007)

Explores the ways in which researchers embrace people's creativity in order to understand social experience. This book outlines studies in which people have been asked to make visual things and then interpret them. It provides insights into how individuals present themselves, understand their own life story, and connect with the social world.

Web.Studies by David Gauntlett Web.Studies, Paperback (January 2004)

The second edition combines fully revised chapters with fresh insights into the most pressing developments and controversies in cyberspace. It provides a comprehensive overview of web-based culture and the arts, the theories and methodology of cyber culture studies and the international context in which online activism continues to be debated.

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Author Biography - David Gauntlett

David Gauntlett is Professor of Media and Communications, University of Westminster, London. He is the author of several books on media audiences and identities, including Media, Gender and Identity (2002) and Moving Experiences (Second Edition, 2005). He produces the award-winning website on media and identities, Theory.org.uk, and the hub for creative methodologies, ArtLab.org.uk.

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