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Handbook of Imagination and Culture

Tania Zittoun and Vlad Glaveanu


Imagination is a core driver of human development as well as social transformation. Long ignored in psychology, imagination enjoys renewed interest in developmental and sociocultural approaches to mind and culture. In this Handbook, the enquiry is broadened, and imagination is explored by a number of eminent scholars and practitioners within and at the frontiers of cultural psychology. Organized in four main sections, the Handbook of Imagination and Culture first examines the history and extension of the concept of imagination, its proximity to creativity, and the methodology used to approach ... More

Keywords: Imagination, cultural psychology, human development, social change, innovation, arts, psychology, social sciences

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190468712
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190468712.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tania Zittoun, editor
Professor, University of Neuchbtel, Switzerland

Vlad Glaveanu, editor
Associate Professor, University of Aalborg, Denmark

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1 Imagination at the Frontiers of Psychology

Tania Zittoun and Vlad Petre Glăveanu

3 Roots of Creativity

Jaan Valsiner

4 Creative Imagination

Vlad Petre Glăveanu, Maciej Karwowski, Dorota M. Jankowska, and Constance de Saint-Laurent

5 Methodological Implications of Imagination

Lene Tanggaard and Svend Brinkmann

6 Imagination in Children Entering Culture

Sandra Jovchelovitch, Jacqueline Priego-Hernández, and Vlad Petre Glăveanu

7 Playing and Being

Pernille Hviid and Jakob W. Villadsen

9 Imagination in Adults and the Aging Person

Tania Zittoun and Tatsuya Sato

11 Theater and Imagination to (Re)Discover Reality

Tania Zittoun and Adeline Rosenstein

12 Music and Imagination

Sven Hroar Klempe

14 Imagining the Self Through Cultural Technologies

Alex Gillespie, Kevin Corti, Simon Evans, and Brett Heasman


16 The Future of Imagination in Sociocultural Research

Vlad Petre Glăveanu and Tania Zittoun

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