Crimes Of Style / Edition 1

Crimes Of Style / Edition 1

by Jeff Ferrell
     
 

The groundbreaking study of graffiti artists and their complex system of stylistic meanings, status games, and specialized vocabulary.See more details below

Overview

The groundbreaking study of graffiti artists and their complex system of stylistic meanings, status games, and specialized vocabulary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555532765
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
09/03/1996
Series:
Current Issues in Criminal Justice Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
1,319,648
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

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Table of Contents

Series Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2Denver Graffiti and the Syndicate Scene21
Denver Graffiti and the Syndicate Scene: A Cultural History30
Social and Aesthetic Resources37
Subcultural Dynamics49
Ch. 3Doing Graffiti57
Elements of Style58
Tags58
Paint, Markers, Bags, and Pockets63
Piecebooks68
Writing Graffiti70
Tagging70
Piecing76
Throwing Up83
Biting85
Going Over87
Dissin'90
Signpainting92
Drinking, Smoking, and Huffing: A Footnote94
Ch. 4The Clampdown: Graffiti as Crime101
Moral Entrepreneurs and Moral Enterprise: The Denver Anti-Graffiti Campaign106
Strategies of Enforcement and Control: The Clampdown117
Image and Ideology in the Criminalizaton of Graffiti133
Unintended Consequences: The Amplification of Crime146
Ch. 5Crimes of Style159
Crimes of Style: Graffiti Writing166
Crimes of Style: The Aesthetics of Authority178
Graffiti Writing and Anarchist Criminology186
References209
Index229

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