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Crimes Of Style - Prof. Jeff Ferrell

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Published: 3rd July 1996
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Jeff Ferrell draws on his own extensive field research to thoroughly examine the practices of graffiti artists. Focusing on the city of Denver, he takes a close look at the war against graffiti and the interplay between cultural innovation and institutionalized intolerance, arguing that coordinated corporate and political campaigns to suppress and criminalize graffiti writers further disenfranchises the young, the poor, and people of color.

The Criminologist" Justice Quarterly" "Crimes of Style is excellent sociology, fascinating ethnography, and compelling anarchist criminology."-- "The Criminologist" "The reader is treated to a rich description of graffiti culture embedded in an analysis of social control. . . . [Ferrell] expands criminological theory by integrating conventional concepts with more recent developments in anarchist criminology and postmodernism."-- "Justice Quarterly" The reader is treated to a rich description of graffiti culture embedded in an analysis of social control. . . . [Ferrell] expands criminological theory by integrating conventional concepts with more recent developments in anarchist criminology and postmodernism. Justice Quarterly" Crimes of Style is excellent sociology, fascinating ethnography, and compelling anarchist criminology. The Criminologist"

Series Preface
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 3
Denver Graffiti and the Syndicate Scenep. 21
Denver Graffiti and the Syndicate Scene: A Cultural Historyp. 30
Social and Aesthetic Resourcesp. 37
Subcultural Dynamicsp. 49
Doing Graffitip. 57
Elements of Stylep. 58
Tagsp. 58
Paint, Markers, Bags, and Pocketsp. 63
Piecebooksp. 68
Writing Graffitip. 70
Taggingp. 70
Piecingp. 76
Throwing Upp. 83
Bitingp. 85
Going Overp. 87
Dissin'p. 90
Signpaintingp. 92
Drinking, Smoking, and Huffing: A Footnotep. 94
The Clampdown: Graffiti as Crimep. 101
Moral Entrepreneurs and Moral Enterprise: The Denver Anti-Graffiti Campaignp. 106
Strategies of Enforcement and Control: The Clampdownp. 117
Image and Ideology in the Criminalizaton of Graffitip. 133
Unintended Consequences: The Amplification of Crimep. 146
Crimes of Stylep. 159
Crimes of Style: Graffiti Writingp. 166
Crimes of Style: The Aesthetics of Authorityp. 178
Graffiti Writing and Anarchist Criminologyp. 186
Referencesp. 209
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9781555532765
ISBN-10: 1555532764
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 3rd July 1996
Publisher: University Press of New England
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.34