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By Stellan Vinthagen

ISBN-10: 178032054X

ISBN-13: 9781780320540

The U.S. civil rights circulation, anti-apartheid protestors in South Africa, and Gandhi’s fight for Indian freedom are all strong illustrations of nonviolent motion that successfully caused switch. In A idea of Nonviolent motion, Stellan Vinthagen attracts on those examples in addition to a wealthy selection of different historic social occasions that symbolize nonviolence routine that mixed resistance and positive change.

With this groundbreaking ebook, Vinthagen presents the 1st significant systematic try and enhance a conception of nonviolent motion in many years, making this crucial interpreting for an individual taken with the learn of nonviolence events.

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185). In the late 1700s and early 1800s, writers in the English Romantic movement began to think that art might be created through nonrational processes (Abrams, 1984; Smith, 1961, p. 23). This line of thinking gradually evolved into the Romanticist belief that rational deliberation would kill the creative impulse (Abrams, 1953, p. 205). Instead of thinking rationally and deliberately, the artist should simply listen to the inner muse and create without conscious control. 24 CONCEPTIONS The Romantics argued that creativity requires temporary escape from the conscious ego and a liberation of instinct and emotion, “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings,” in Wordsworth’s terms (1800/1957, p.

Or is there something uniquely American about his or her creativity? • If you have a pet—a dog or a cat—can you recall your pet doing anything that you would call creative? SUGGESTED READINGS Becker, H. (1982). Art worlds. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. Guilford, J. P. (1950). Creativity. American Psychologist, 5(9), 444–454. , & Fleming, J. (1999). ). London: Lawrence King. , & Pickering, M. (2004). Creativity, communication and cultural value. London: Sage Publications.

There are many creative domains that require individuals to insert as little of themselves as possible into the work. In translating a novel or poem into a different language, the translator is unavoidably creative; this is reflected by the fact that the translator receives attribution, and his or her name is published in the work next to that of the original author. But the ideal translator 28 CONCEPTIONS is one who most faithfully retains the creative spirit of the original, thereby keeping his or her own contribution to the translation as minimal as possible.

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