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Critical Criminological Perspectives

Craftivism and Yarn Bombing

A Criminological Exploration

Authors: McGovern, Alyce

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  • Redresses the omission of craftivism from criminological analyses of protest and direct action
  • Draws on ethnographic fieldwork, including interviews with yarn bombers and craftivists
  • Analyses of a range of media texts and secondary data relating to craftivism
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This book explores the use of handmade crafts as a vehicle for protest. Craftivism has experienced a resurgence in recent years, often in direct response to the social, environment and political concerns of those who engage in the practice. Acts of craftivism raise important questions for criminologists about the use of public space, power, and resistance. McGovern focuses on an example of the ‘craftivist’ movement that has been steadily gaining momentum since the early to mid-2000s: yarn bombing. As an urban craft movement that melds the skills of knitting or crochet with the act of graffiti, yarn bombing has the potential to contribute to criminological understandings of graffiti and street art, particularly on issues of gender, perceptions of and motivations for graffiti, and the commodification of crime. Drawing on interviews with yarn bombers and craftivists, Craftivism and Yarn Bombing explores how such acts can be understood and explored through a criminological lens, and will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including criminology, sociology, cultural studies, gender studies, and urban studies. 

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Alyce McGovern is Associate Professor in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Craftivism and Yarn Bombing
Book Subtitle
A Criminological Exploration
Authors
Series Title
Critical Criminological Perspectives
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Limited, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57991-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57991-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57990-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 122
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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