Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture

Street Art of Resistance

Editors: Awad, Sarah H., Wagoner, Brady (Eds.)

  • Offers a socio-cultural psychology understanding of art in relation to resistance, creativity, and urban psychology
  • Analyses sites of resistance through the lens of different theoretical positions within the social sciences
  • Explores both the uniqueness and the commonalities of different artistic forms of resistance around the world
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About this book

This book explores how street art has been used as a tool of resistance to express opposition to political systems and social issues around the world. Aesthetic devices such as murals, tags, posters, street performances and caricatures are discussed in terms of how they are employed to occupy urban spaces and present alternative visions of social reality. Based on empirical research, the authors use the framework of creative psychology to explore the aesthetic dimensions of resistance that can be found in graffiti, art, music, poetry and other creative cultural forms. Chapters include case studies from countries including Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico and Spain to shed new light on the social, cultural and political dynamics of street art not only locally, but globally. This innovative collection will be of particular interest to scholars of social and political psychology, urban studies and the wider sociologies and is essential reading for all those interested in the role of art in social change.  

About the authors

Sarah H. Awad is Fellow at the Centre for Cultural Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark. Her research interests lie in the interrelation between the fields of cultural psychology, communication, and social development, and the processes by which individuals develop through times of rupture and social change using signs to reconfigure their realities. 

Brady Wagoner is Professor of Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark. His publications span a wide range of topics, including the history of psychology, cultural psychology, remembering, imagination, creativity and social change. He is associate editor of Culture and Psychology and Peace and Conflict, co-founding editor of Psychology and Society and is on the editorial boards of several other journals. 


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“Street Art of Resistance is an international and interdisciplinary examination of the role of street art in social change. It is a definitive collection of essays; it has case studies from Belfast to Egypt, art forms ranging from murals to tattoos, and insights that are both theoretical and practical. Street art is a way for supressed voices to gain representation in the public sphere. These voices combine the power of art to challenge assumptions with the power of the street to make things public; the result is an opening of possibility that refuses to be ignored.” (Alex Gillespie, London School of Economics and Politic Science)

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63330-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63329-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Street Art of Resistance
Editors
  • Sarah H. Awad
  • Brady Wagoner
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63330-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63330-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63329-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 383
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations
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