Critique of Creativity:
Precarity, Subjectivity and Resistance in the ‘Creative Industries’
Gerald Raunig, Gene Ray and Ulf Wuggenig (eds)
Creativity is astir: reborn, re-conjured, re-branded, resurgent. The old myths of creation and creators â€“ the hallowed labors and privileged agencies of demiurges and prime movers, of Biblical world-makers and self-fashioning artist-geniuses â€“ are back underway, producing effects, circulating appeals. Much as the Catholic Church dresses the old creationism in the new gowns of â€˜intelligent designâ€™, the Creative Industries sound the clarion call to the Cultural Entrepreneurs. In the hype of the â€˜creative classâ€™ and the high flights of the digital bohemians, the renaissance of â€˜the creativesâ€™ is visibly enacted. The essays collected in this book analyze this complex resurgence of creation myths and formulate a contemporary critique of creativity.
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