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    Beauty on the Walls: Graffiti and Street Art as a Social Movement

    Mongey, Niamh (2014) Beauty on the Walls: Graffiti and Street Art as a Social Movement. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    This thesis is an observation of contemporary graffiti and street art and how they unfold as a social movement in Dublin. It discusses Marxist theories of aesthetics and popular culture. It uses interviews with graffiti and street artists, activists, writers and teachers along with visual materials and a number of case studies to identify the internal tensions, the drive for doing the work and the meaning it holds for those involved in the movement. I have identified tensions between ideas around beauty and aesthetics, commercial forms of art and I have highlighted the movement as an attempt at direct action and a social platform for communication and self expression at grassroots level.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for the MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism
    Keywords: Graffiti; Street Art; Social Movement; MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 12213
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 15:10
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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