Handbook of Research Methods on Creativity
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Handbook of Research Methods on Creativity

Edited by Viktor Dörfler and Marc Stierand

This Handbook offers an insightful journey through the landscape of research methods used to study the phenomenon of creativity. Offering a methodological panorama for the global community of creativity researchers, contributors provide markers and waypoints to better orient scholars and encourage reflection on how one might produce exceptional research on the burgeoning field of creativity.
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Chapter 4: A Bourdieusian perspective on studying creativity

Marie-Léandre Gomez and Isabelle Bouty

Abstract

In this chapter the authors offer a philosophical take on studying creativity as a practice, using the approach of Pierre Bourdieu. In addition, the authors argue that this philosophical approach is an applied one, as demonstrated through their example of studying Edouard Manet’s artistic creativity.

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