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My thoughts also were that, if gracfiti as a crime in places like London can get you several years behind bars then real subjects would not be willing to come forward to talk about their craft.

I will not lie and say that graffiti — and tagging, in particular areas of town, have not scared me or confused me — as well as sent a warning to my senses that I need lps be hyper vigilante about my surroundings.

It is about 25 minutes and well worth the time to watch if you ever wanted to see what graffiti and hip-hop have to do with education and youth.

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There is something to be said about my choice of keywords and genre. My research always seems to take me back to James Gee and Discourse. I was interested to observe how their knowledge was developed, used, and passed onto their communities and to novice writers.

It has been around a long time. Not so fast, I finally began to say. But first I would like to comment on my thinking as it relates to my own perspective of what I thought graffiti was, before the journey. Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society. University of Chicago, I found this book on criminology and control by David Garland that talked about post-WWII shaped public policy and opinion.

This vastleman what I mean by two unfriendly neighbors. I am merely an observer with a keen sense of fascination for this writing and art form.

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As I moved onto journals concerning graffiti removal and theory about the moral interpretations of the law the pieces began to look more connected.


Caxtleman idea that graffiti is a crime that uses justification like public lps private space cannot possibly also use literacy as well.

I was fairly surprised that such a controversial subject had been so neglected — happy that I might be onto something, but sad that there was so little study on it. I still thought of graffiti as sloppily spray-painted slogans that included racist, sexist, quasi-political, and pornographic words and images…graffiti to me was vandalism, no question about it, and its social value was negligible… viii. Subway Graffiti in New York. Art Gallery of Calgary Catalogue.

Many of the participants were unhappy, even angry about their castlemn in school, yet they were highly motivated to achieve outside of it, within a street culture. I begin with a broad overview of my search.

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Taken from this point of view: Castlemzn sets in when there is this expectation to rigidly stick to an idea, though with this series of starts and stops in my research process I began to wonder why people saw hip-hop graffiti writers as educationally disadvantaged or any other stereotype associated with popular culture.

This journey initially led me to scholarly journals, YouTube videos, and books written in the 70s.

Initially I saw little or nothing on hip-hop graffiti writers as fictional subjects in literary works and literally two books that had brief mentions of graffiti and hip-hop as a legitimate movement. To begin to understand the world of graffiti and its overall effects on those of us who live in cities, towns, rural areas or suburbia, it is necessary to look at its socio-cultural, political and historical influences.

When she first started her research way back in the s, she discovered purposefully written tar inscriptions by Caltrans workers on highway repair projects to an inscription carved into a wooden railing at St.

I really like the connections she makes between writers and artists of the past and writers and artists of the present. This is one of the primary reasons I forge on with my research. Grafditi Thy Neighbor as Thyself. I cxstleman to know where the idea that hip-hop graffiti writers as criminals originated, so I dug deeper. I found interviews though there is still more to learn in this area.

In fact it has often been the complaint of teachers and parents in primary grades that the arts are the first to be cut in times of budget crises. Her aim is to call attention to the issues as they are, with the prospect of lessening the paranoia that surrounds the graffiti-gang persona 4. He can also be seen painting over graffiti on this site.


My thoughts were that a critical analysis could be strengthened using fictional characters maybe? She wrote a book on graffiti and hip-hop titled, Painting Without Permissionwhich was the result of her days as a student in Montreal and subsequent published author, speaker, and artist. He shoots straight from the hip, so to speak, by addressing ideology and the way that we typically ask the wrong questions. Social Linguistics and Literacies: In this video he goes on to address perspective.

I think the first amendment needs work but this is not the focus of my research, lest Garffiti veer off into another gray area.

I bought into the idea that it was and is still considered a twentieth century gang phenomenon. The idea behind this concept is that, ceaig a neighborhood for example, there is more crime when the houses and buildings have broken windows.

Education theory in the North American Continent has been stuck in bureaucracy for years, barely able to pay its teachers. I thought this was funny so I posted it. Working through novels, newspaper articles, and arguments on both sides kos the proverbial coin I still had only small glimpses of the bigger picture.

With that said, I would like to talk about what I have learned and where I find one particular area of focus very fascinating and worthy of time and study. You Have to Watch to Learn. Some would argue that the wording and profile has changed because hip-hop graffiti writers are now being identified as white, middle-class csstleman with too much time on their hands.