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Creative Liberties

Jamie Peck

in Constructions of Neoliberal Reason

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199580576
eISBN:
9780191595240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580576.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter presents a critique of the recently popularized concepts of the ‘creative class’ and ‘creative cities’, focusing on the work of urban-policy guru, Richard Florida. It explains the ... More


Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology

Michael J. O'Brien and Stephen J. Shennan (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013338
eISBN:
9780262259101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013338.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In recent years an interest in applying the principles of evolution to the study of culture emerged in the social sciences. Archaeologists and anthropologists reconsidered the role of innovation in ... More


Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Christopher I. Beckwith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book tells how key cultural innovations from Central Asia revolutionized medieval Europe and gave rise to the culture of science in the West. Medieval scholars rarely performed scientific ... More


The Experimental Study of Cultural Innovation

Alex Mesoudi

in Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013338
eISBN:
9780262259101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013338.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reports two case studies in which experimental simulations of cultural transmission have provided insights into the processes of cultural innovation. The first case study shows how ... More


Issues in Anthropological Studies of Innovation

Michael J. O’Brien and Stephen J. Shennan

in Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013338
eISBN:
9780262259101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013338.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews the role that innovation has played in the explanation of cultural phenomena from roughly the late nineteenth century to the present. It reveals that tempo and mode are only two ... More


A Clash of Culture and Commerce: Non-Traditional Marks and the Impediment of Cyclic Cultural Innovation

Martin Senftleben

in The Protection of Non-Traditional Trademarks: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198826576
eISBN:
9780191865503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826576.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Non-traditional marks offer enhanced possibilities for the cumulation of copyright and trademark rights. With the recognition of shape, sound, and motion marks, new areas of overlap emerge that ... More


Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siecle

Scott Spector

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219090
eISBN:
9780520929777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219090.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book maps the “territories” carved out by German-Jewish intellectuals living in Prague at the dawn of the twentieth century. It explores the social, cultural, and ideological contexts in which ... More


Innovation and Invention from a Logical Point of View

André Ariew

in Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013338
eISBN:
9780262259101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013338.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter provides detailed discussions of cultural innovation from epistemological point of view. It presents two inductive-argument forms—argument by analogy and inference to the best ... More


Scientific Method as Cultural Innovation

Robert N. McCauley

in Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Consideration of scientific method as a cultural innovation requires examining the philosophy and sociology of science, anthropology, developmental, cognitive, and social psychology as well as the ... More


Immigrants, the Arts, and the “Second-Generation Advantage” in New York

Philip Kasinitz

in New York and Amsterdam: Immigration and the New Urban Landscape

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738092
eISBN:
9780814738221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738092.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the role that New York's immigrants, and more importantly their children, have played in fostering cultural innovation in the arts, broadly defined. It focuses primarily on two ... More


To Care for Creation: The Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement

Stephen Ellingson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367248
eISBN:
9780226367415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226367415.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Historically, American religions have not been involved with the environmental movement, but during the early 1990s activists from a variety of religious traditions established a small number of ... More


The Piano Man was it! the Man in Charge: Black Nightclubs and Ragtime Identities in New York’s Tenderloin

David Gilbert

in The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622699
eISBN:
9781469622712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622699.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores some of the social and cultural influences that shaped new forms of black identity in New York during the first decade and a half of the twentieth century. Ragtime identities ... More


Biomedical Moral Enhancement and Moral Progress

Allen Buchanan

in The Evolution of Moral Progress: A Biocultural Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190868413
eISBN:
9780190868444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868413.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter critically examines a different and highly provocative response to the thesis that evolved human moral psychology poses severe and inflexible limitations on moral progress: the ... More


The Evolution of Moral Enhancement

Russell Powell and Allen Buchanan

in The Ethics of Human Enhancement: Understanding the Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198754855
eISBN:
9780191816352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754855.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter summarizes the prevailing evolutionary explanation of morality, and shows that both ‘evoconservative’ and ‘evoliberal’ authors have relied upon this account in their discussions of moral ... More


Starting Cameroonian Families in Berlin

Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg

in Mothers on the Move: Reproducing Belonging Between Africa and Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226389745
eISBN:
9780226389912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389912.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter explores family foundation—finding partners, childbearing, and infant care—in relation to Cameroonian migrant women’s striving to belong in Berlin. Weddings and childbirth promote ... More


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