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In search of academic legitimacy : The current state of scholarship on graffiti and street art

Ross, Jeffrey Ian; Bengtsen, Peter LU ; Lennon, John F.; Phillips, Susan and Wilson, Jacqueline Z. (2017) In Social Science Journal 54(4). p.411-419
Abstract

Much has changed since the 1960s when the first scholarship on contemporary graffiti appeared. The current paper is an attempt to outline and contextualize a number of recurrent challenges facing researchers of graffiti and street art, as well as developments that have taken place in this scholarly field. The aim of creating this outline is to assist in increasing the amount, and improving the quality, of future scholarship on graffiti and street art. We recognize, however, that although many of the challenges have at one time seemed insurmountable, over time they have lessened as graffiti and street art have grown as art movements, and because a small cadre of tenacious scholars focusing on graffiti and street art has published and... (More)

Much has changed since the 1960s when the first scholarship on contemporary graffiti appeared. The current paper is an attempt to outline and contextualize a number of recurrent challenges facing researchers of graffiti and street art, as well as developments that have taken place in this scholarly field. The aim of creating this outline is to assist in increasing the amount, and improving the quality, of future scholarship on graffiti and street art. We recognize, however, that although many of the challenges have at one time seemed insurmountable, over time they have lessened as graffiti and street art have grown as art movements, and because a small cadre of tenacious scholars focusing on graffiti and street art has published and taught in this area. An increasing, though limited, number of academic venues focused on graffiti and street art scholarship has slowly emerged. We also recognize that with increased scholarship that has laid the foundation, new avenues to explore graffiti and street art have become apparent.

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Graffiti, Scholarly legitimacy, Street art, Vandalism
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Social Science Journal
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54
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4
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411 - 419
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Elsevier
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0362-3319
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10.1016/j.soscij.2017.08.004
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  author       = {Ross, Jeffrey Ian and Bengtsen, Peter and Lennon, John F. and Phillips, Susan and Wilson, Jacqueline Z.},
  issn         = {0362-3319},
  keyword      = {Graffiti,Scholarly legitimacy,Street art,Vandalism},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {411--419},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Social Science Journal},
  title        = {In search of academic legitimacy : The current state of scholarship on graffiti and street art},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soscij.2017.08.004},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2017},
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