Crimes of style: urban graffiti and the politics of criminality

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Northeastern University Press, 1996 - Art - 236 pages
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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.

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About the author (1996)

Jeff Ferrell is Professor of Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. His books include "Crimes of Style: Urban Graffiti and The Politics of Criminology. "He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.