Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture

Mobilities and Human Possibility

Authors: Glăveanu, Vlad Petre

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  • Brings together mobilities and possibility studies in a new way by arguing that the possible emerges in our experience in and through acts of movement: physical, social, and symbolic
  • Is of interest to researchers and practitioners working on mobility, migration, creativity, innovation, cultural diffusion, life course approaches, and the possibilities embedded in mobile lives
  • Explains the fact that it is only by moving from one position to another that we develop novel perspectives on the world and find alternative ways of acting and being
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This book brings together mobilities and possibility studies by arguing that the possible emerges in our experience in and through acts of movement : physical, social and symbolic. The basic premise that mobility begets possibility is supported with evidence covering a wide range of geographic and temporal scales. First, in relation to the evolution of our species and the considerable impact of mobility on the emergence and spread of prehistoric innovations; second, considering the circulation of people, things and creative ideas throughout history; third, in view of migrations that define an individual life course and its numerous (im)possibilities; and fourth, in the ‘inner’, psychological movements specific for our wandering – and wondering – minds.This is not, however, a romantic account of how more mobility is always better or leads to increased creativity and innovation. After all, movement can fail in opening up new possibilities, and innovations can cause harm or reduce our agency. And yet, at an ontological level, the fact remains that it is only by moving from one position to another that we develop novel perspectives on the world and find alternative ways of acting and being. At this foundational level, mobilities engender possibilities and the latter, in turn, fuel new mobilities. This interplay, examined throughout the book, should be of interest for researchers and practitioners working on mobility, migration, creativity, innovation, cultural diffusion, life course approaches and, more generally, on the possibilities embedded in mobile lives.


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Vlad Petre Glăveanu is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Professional Counselling at Webster University Geneva. He is Associate Professor II at the Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE) at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Director of the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI). 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mobilities and Human Possibility
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52082-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52082-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52081-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 109
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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