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Combining practice theory – and the systems model of creativity

Now, there’s a thing:

In Musical Creativities in Practice (Burnard 2012) Burnard combines Bourdieu’s practice theory and Csikszentmihalyi’s systems model of creativity, with respect to musical creativities:

Fig 4: A synthesized framework for understanding multiple musical creativities integrating the theories of Csikszentmihalyi (1999) and Bourdieu (1993).Source: (Burnard 2012, p. 223)

Fig 4: A synthesized framework for understanding multiple musical creativities integrating the theories of Csikszentmihalyi (1999) and Bourdieu (1993).
Source: (Burnard 2012, p. 223)

Fig 1: A synthesized framework for understanding multiple musical creativities integrating the theories of Csikszentmihalyi (1999) and Bourdieu (1993).

Source: (Burnard 2012: 223)

Other scholars also find Bourdieu and Csikszentmihalyi’s theories similar (Kupferberg 2006), (Novrup Redvall 2012), (McIntyre 2006) (McIntyre 2008) (McIntyre 2012: 197).

What this means is – that – Bourdieu and Csikszentmihalyi’s theories can be combined to describe the feature film system in action!

Do you realize what this memes?

It totally memes this:

When we add to this model: memes, holons and narratology, we arrive at: Practice Theory Narratology.

In other words, a model to describe why some films (novels, songs, poems, etc) are more viral/popular than others.

For way more (in fact, almost too much) detail on Practice Theory Narratology, see:  https://storyality.wordpress.com/practice-theory-narratology/

…Thoughts? Other thoughts?

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JT Velikovsky

High-RoI Story/Screenplay/Movie and Transmedia Researcher

The above is (mostly) an adapted excerpt, from my doctoral thesis: “Communication, Creativity and Consilience in Cinema”. It is presented here for the benefit of fellow screenwriting, filmmaking and creativity researchers. For more, see https://aftrs.academia.edu/JTVelikovsky

JT Velikovsky is also a produced feature film screenwriter and million-selling transmedia writer-director-producer. He has been a professional story analyst for major film studios, film funding organizations, and for the national writer’s guild. For more see: http://on-writering.blogspot.com/

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REFERENCES

Burnard, Pamela (2012), Musical Creativities in Practice (Oxford: Oxford University Press) xv, 308 p.

Kupferberg, F. (2006), Rethinking the Pedagogical Sociology (Copenhagen: Hans Reitzels).

McIntyre, Phillip (2006), ”Paul McCartney and the creation of “Yesterday”: The systems model in operation”, Popular Music, 25 (2), 201-19.

— (2008), ‘Creativity and Cultural Production: A study of contemporary western music songwriting’, Creativity Research Journal, 20 (1), 40-52.

— (2012), Creativity and Cultural Production: Issues for Media Practice (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan) vii, 233 p.

Novrup Redvall, E. (2012), ”A systems view of film-making as a creative practice’ ‘, Northern Lights Yearbook of Film and Media Studies [Film and Media Production: Convergence, Creativity and Collaboration]. , 10 (1), 57-73.

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