The Neoliberalization of Creativity Education

Democratizing, Destructing and Decreating

  • Nadine M. Kalin

Part of the Creativity, Education and the Arts book series (CEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Nadine M. Kalin
    Pages 1-17
  3. Nadine M. Kalin
    Pages 19-40
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 133-136

About this book


This book contemplates creativity education within the context of the neoliberal capitalist economy. In the current crisis of creativity, where we are required to be creative in an environment of entrepreneurialisation, the author analyses what creativity has become and what has been lost in various recent transitional periods. Calling for recommitment towards the politics of critical creativity for the public good, the author argues for an education that resists the ideologies of neoliberalism so that creativity may still be harnessed to rethink society. Inciting readers to conceive of alternate forms of creativity and associated education, this innovative book will appeal to educators, practitioners, creators and learners searching for inspiration beyond creative destruction.

Nadine M. Kalin is Associate Professor of Art Education at the University of North Texas, USA. Her research intertwines post-political critique and contemporary art theories with philosophical and arts-based modes of inquiry in relation to education.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Nadine M. Kalin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Art Education and Art HistoryUniversity of North TexasDenton, TXUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71524-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71525-4
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