Understanding Graffiti: Multidisciplinary Studies from Prehistory to the Present
 

Editors: Troy R Lovata, Elizabeth Olton

Routledge, 2016

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9KhmDAAAQBAJ

 

CONTENTS

 

List of Illustrations 7

Introduction Elizabeth Olton and Troy Lovata 11

 

SECTION I. UNDERSTANDING THE FUNCTION OF GRAFFITI

1. Amardo Rodriguez, On the Origins of Anonymous Texts That Appear on Walls  21

2. Melissa Meade, Latrinalia in a Room of One's Own: Language, Gender, Place  33

3. Veronique Plesch, Beyond Art History: Graffiti on Frescoes 47

4. John Lennon, Writing with a Global Accent: Cairo and the Roots/Routes of Conflict Graffiti 59

 

SECTION II. UNDERSTANDING THE FORM & CONTEXT OF GRAFFITI

5. Dragoş Măndescu, Archaeology and Graffiti Carved in Carpathian Rock: The Thracian Horseman, or an Early Medieval Image of Power and Authority? 77

6. Troy Lovata, Marked Trees: Exploring the Context of Southern Rocky Mountain Arborglyphs 91

7. Bruce Beaton and Shannon Todd, Reclaiming the Ruins: A Case Study of Graffiti Heritage Interpretation at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto 105

8. Gabrielle Gopinath, Ornament as Armament: Playing Defense in Wildstyle Graffiti 117

9. Alexandra K. Duncan, From the Street to the Gallery: A Critical Analysis of the Inseparable Nature of Graffiti and Context 129

 

SECTION III. UNDERSTANDING GRAFFITI AS A WITNESS TO HISTORY

10. Shelia Pozorski and Thomas Pozorski, Graffiti as Resistance: Early Prehistoric Examples from the Casma Valley of Peru 143

11. Elizabeth Olton, A Sub-Rosa Text: Graffiti from Room Room 9, Structure 5d-65, in Tikal, Guatemala 159

12. Colleen M. Beck, Lauren W. Falvey, and Harold Drollinger, Inside the Tunnels, Inside the Protests: The Artistic Legacy of Anti-Nuclear Activists at a Nevada Peace Camp 177

 

SECTION IV. UNDERSTANDING THE POLITICS OF GRAFFITI

13. Tyson Mitman, Advertised Defiance: How New York City Graffiti Went from "Getting Up" to "Getting Over" 195

14. Christopher Daniell, Historic Graffiti and Calliglyphs on Two Military Establishments in England 207

15. Pamela Scheinman, A Wall in Mexico City's Historic Center: Calle Regina 56 219

 

Notes 233

References 243

Index 267

About the Editors & Contributors 271

 

 

 

 

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