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Well I was wrong to some degree.

Education theory in the North American Continent has been stuck in bureaucracy for years, barely able to pay its teachers. A lot of their activity revolved around writing competitions and partying.

The idea vraffiti graffiti is a crime that uses justification like public versus private space cannot possibly also use literacy as well. 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 To this: Social Linguistics and Literacies: Craig Castleman talks about early writing gangs in the 70s [6] that were very different from fighting gangs Getting Up.

This is one of the primary reasons I forge on with my research. As a result I began csatleman wonder about two things that were related to this idea of graffiti as a punishable crime and its relation to the literacy crisis.

It has been around a long time. Subway Graffiti in New York. University of Chicago, In this video he goes on to address perspective.

Phillips talks about there being very little information on this topic. I was fairly cwstleman 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.

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. There are plenty of reasons to think this is what I am saying though it is not accurate. So the search continued. You Catsleman to Watch to Learn. I still thought of graffiti as sloppily spray-painted slogans that included racist, sexist, castle,an, and pornographic words and images…graffiti to me was vandalism, no question about it, and its social value was negligible… viii.


I thought cstleman was funny so I posted it.

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This is what I mean by two unfriendly neighbors. From there I followed the breadcrumbs to more contemporary rhetoric on graffiti by looking at news clips of graffiti clean up and abolition campaigns and their sponsors. She makes a lot of distinctions between gang graffiti, though, and hip-hop graffiti, which is why castlemann remains interesting and controversial — very little is understood about this medium.

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 to be hyper vigilante about my surroundings.

This is not to be confused with graffigi to prehistoric graffiti.

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She called these historical puzzles. It is important to know that this is not unfounded or without merit. I am not sure if carig will ever not be offensive to me, though I am steadfast as the observer, not the judge. This may seem like a strong condemnation to business and homeowners whose livelihoods have been affected by the L. My thoughts were that a critical analysis could be strengthened using fictional characters maybe?

I like the idea of examining an ideology and picking out its contradictions. Many of the participants were unhappy, even angry about their experiences in school, yet they were highly motivated to achieve outside of it, within a street culture. All of this is to emphasize that, at this point, I have more reason to persist than ever, so I will.

I found interviews though there is still more to learn in this area. My thoughts also were that, if graffiti 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. Taken from this point of view: I really like the connections she makes between writers and artists of the past and writers and artists of the present.


Much of this paranoia seems to be strongly connected to skewed perceptions of what the hip-hop graffiti writers are attempting to communicate. I found this book on criminology and control by David Garland that talked about post-WWII shaped public policy and opinion. I have lived in many places and have seen graffiti in pretty rough areas. When thinking of literacy practices and graffiti I have learned that they are, on the surface, like two unfriendly neighbors who feud constantly.

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She addresses her own fears as well. I begin with a broad overview of my search. Though, in doing so, this phenomenon remains polarized and in addition, dismissed as insignificant vandalism.

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. 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. There is something to be said about my choice of keywords and genre. I wish to question and explore modes of curriculum theorizing by genuinely valuing the insights and perspectives of youth of various races, classes, and genders.

Not so fast, I finally began to say. He shoots straight from the hip, so to speak, by addressing ideology and the way that we typically ask the fraig questions.

She has a lot to say about graffiti as it relates to educational pedagogy, which I plan to address later. Here is one of the sites I found interesting that talks about it: