The art of defiance : graffiti, politics and the reimagined city in Philadelphia (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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The art of defiance : graffiti, politics and the reimagined city in Philadelphia

Author: Tyson Mitman
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Art of Defiance is an ethnographic portrait of how graffiti writers see their city and, in turn, how their city sees them. It explores how becoming a graffiti writer helps disaffected urban citizens negotiate their cultural identities, build their social capital, and battle urban anomie. It also explains how graffiti, as a cultural practice, resists incorporation and commercialization while also granting  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tyson Mitman
ISBN: 1783208988 9781783208982
OCLC Number: 1064403133
Description: xiii, 137 pages, 16 pages de planches non numérotées : illustrations (en partie en couleur) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chapters:AcknowledgmentsForewordChapter 1: Introduction and History1.1 It Shall Be Written 1.2 Graffiti History from Graffiti Writers' Perspective 1.3 Graffiti History According to the City and Media (and Writers) 1.4 Wrap UpChapter 2: Graffiti and the City 2.1 North Philly Routin' 2.2 Kasso, Philadelphia Mural Arts, and The Joker 2.3 The Arrest 2.4 The Trials 2.5 The Authoritative Constructions of GraffitiChapter 3: Graffiti, Rules, and Politics 3.1 The Rule, Guidelines, and Politics of Graffiti 3.2 Beef Inside the Graffiti Community 3.3 Graffiti Beef with the Rest of the CommunityInterlude: Kick It WickedChapter 4: The Graffiti Self and the Reimagined City 4.1 Making Space for Making Selves 4.2 Create, Destroy, Create, Destroy... 4.3 Neo-Liberalism? 4.4 The Gendered Writer 4.5 Resist, Remake, RepeatConclusion: And So It Was WrittenReferencesVitaIndex
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