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The Graffiti Subculture: Youth, Masculinity and Identity in London and New York
     

The Graffiti Subculture: Youth, Masculinity and Identity in London and New York

by N. Macdonald
 

ISBN-10: 0333781910

ISBN-13: 9780333781913

Pub. Date: 07/19/2001

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

This book is the most extensive contribution to our understanding of the graffiti subculture to date. Using insights from ethnographic research conducted in London and New York, the author explores the varying ways young men use graffiti to construct masculinity, claim power and establish independence from the institutions which define and often limit them as young

Overview

This book is the most extensive contribution to our understanding of the graffiti subculture to date. Using insights from ethnographic research conducted in London and New York, the author explores the varying ways young men use graffiti to construct masculinity, claim power and establish independence from the institutions which define and often limit them as young people. Forging a link between subcultural practice and identity construction, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in new understandings of youth and their subcultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333781913
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
07/19/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures Shout Outs (AsThey Say) Introduction Climbing Down off the Fence: Locating our Standpoint and Values Are Theories of Subculture too Class Orientated? I Woz 'Ere: Tales from the Field Going Underground: A Journey into the Graffiti Subculture Constructive Destruction: Graffiti as a Tool for Making Masculinity Keeping its Distance: The Subculture's Separation from the 'Outside World' Making a World of Difference: The Personal Benefits of Subcultural Membership Conclusion Afterword: Writers Talk Back Bibliography Glossary Index

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