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Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art

Edited by: Jeffrey Ian Ross

Print publication date:  March  2016
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138792937
eBook ISBN: 9781315761664
Adobe ISBN: 9781317645863

10.4324/9781315761664
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art integrates and reviews current scholarship in the field of graffiti and street art. Thirty-seven original contributions are organized around four sections:

  • History, Types, and Writers/Artists of Graffiti and Street Art;
  • Theoretical Explanations of Graffiti and Street Art/Causes of Graffiti and Street Art;
  • Regional/Municipal Variations/Differences of Graffiti and Street Art; and,
  • Effects of Graffiti and Street Art.

Chapters are written by experts from different countries throughout the world and their expertise spans the fields of American Studies, Art Theory, Criminology, Criminal justice, Ethnography, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Visual Communication.

The Handbook will be of interest to researchers, instructors, advanced students, libraries, and art gallery and museum curators. 

This book is also accessible to practitioners and policy makers in the fields of criminal justice, law enforcement, art history, museum studies, tourism studies, and urban studies as well as members of the news media. The Handbook  includes 70 images, a glossary, a chronology, and the electronic edition will be widely hyperlinked. 

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Ancient graffiti Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Trains, railroad workers and illegal riders Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The history of freight train graffiti in North America  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Deconstructing gang graffiti Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Prison inmate graffiti Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Ways of being seen Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Research and theory on latrinalia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Yarn bombing – the softer side of street art  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Straight from the underground Download PDF
Chapter  11:  American Indian graffiti Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Graffiti and street art as ornament Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Graffiti, street art and the divergent synthesis of place valorisation in contemporary urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Graffiti art and the city Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Something for the boys? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The psychology behind graffiti involvement Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Graffiti and the subculture career  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  From the city walls to ‘Clean Trains’ Download PDF
Chapter  19:  “Boost or blight?” Graffiti writing and street art in the “new” New Orleans  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Pop culture and politics Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The battle for public space along the Mapocho River, Santiago de Chile, 1964–2014 Download PDF
Chapter  22:  London calling Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Graffiti and street art in Paris Download PDF
Chapter  24:  From Marx to Merkel Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The field of graffiti and street art in post-January 2011 Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Wall talk Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Graffiti/street art in Tokyo and surrounding districts Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Claiming spaces for urban art images in Beijing and Shanghai Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Contesting transcultural trends Download PDF
Chapter  30:  How major urban centers in the United States respond to graffiti/street art  Download PDF
Chapter  31:  New York City’s moral panic over graffiti Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Stealing from the public Download PDF
Chapter  33:  How American movies depict graffiti and street art  Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Challenging the defense of graffiti, in defense of graffiti Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Does copyright law protect graffiti and street art? Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Graffiti, street art, and the evolution of the art market Download PDF
Chronology Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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