The Sociological Use and Functions of Graffiti

Mary Frances Odowd

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    Abstract

    This study is a theoretical discussion of the sociological use and functions of graffiti. I developed a framework and formulated hypotheses so that sociologists and educationalists can interpret these phenomena for the insights they reveal about the individuals who engage in this activity. I divided the topic (graffiti) into two: social graffiti which I discussed in chapter 1 (social graffiti included all graffiti except sexual) and sexual graffiti which I discussed in chapter 2.
    I developed the hypothesis that graffiti were an indicator of various types of deprivation (e.g. resources such as adequate housing, knowledge, ideological freedom and acceptance). i considered that this deprivation resulted in conflict which was also expressed in graffiti as a direct protest and challenge or undirected vandalism.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationMasters
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date1 Dec 1986
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 1986

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    Odowd, MF 1986, 'The Sociological Use and Functions of Graffiti', Masters, The University of Western Australia. https://doi.org/10.4225/23/5a13bf285ef97

    The Sociological Use and Functions of Graffiti. / Odowd, Mary Frances.

    1986.

    Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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