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Graffiti Discourse

Graffiti is a new collection put together by Friederike Häuser which, as its German subtitle suggests, seeks to provide a range of contemporary and interdisciplinary perspectives on the topic. In his forward to the book Jeffrey Ian Ross describes it as yet another nice contribution to the increasing academic literature there is on the topic. Containing fifteen chapters, ranging across diverse topics, I’ll just focus on those written in English.  

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Wiping the floor with the boys

blog_-3All City Queens is a new book about female writers that provides a snapshot of graffiti done by over fifty-three writers from around the world. The introduction declares that “there are no tits and arse shots” which is a bit of a hint at the feminist vein throughout the book. Many of the writers featured create graffiti as feminists and the book aims to address women as participants within the subculture. Continue reading