‘Racist’ graffiti: text, context and social comment

  title={‘Racist’ graffiti: text, context and social comment},
  author={Nick Lynn and Susan J. Lea},
  journal={Visual Communication},
  pages={39 - 63}
  • N. LynnS. Lea
  • Published 1 February 2005
  • Sociology
  • Visual Communication
The research project, upon which this article is based, conceptualizes the act of graffiti in Bakhtinian terms as a ‘heteroglot’ tangible ‘utterance’: one that is uniquely visual, lexical, and time, place and space specific. The project set out to locate and examine ‘racist’ graffiti; specifically graffiti motivated or prompted by the presence of refugees or ‘asylum seekers’. Despite media reports suggesting that such graffiti was widespread, it proved almost impossible to find. Drawing upon a… 

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