Spatial Narrations: Graffscapes and City Souls

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Show simple item record Pennycook, Alastair en_US
dc.contributor.editor Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow en_US 2012-02-02T03:32:30Z 2012-02-02T03:32:30Z 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2009005070 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pennycook Alastair 2010, 'Spatial Narrations: Graffscapes and City Souls', in NA (ed.), Continuum International Publishing Group, New York, USA, pp. 137-150. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 9781847061829 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.description.abstract For a small subcultural tourist group, graffiti have become an object of their travelling gaze. Jinman (2007), for example, reports that Melbourne's graffiti have achieved international renown to the extent that tourists head straight for some of the best-known alleys. One such is Hosier Lane, just off Federation Square in central Melbourne, where two young Korean women, having seen Melbourne street art on Korean television are now examining and photographing 'a dense, lurid collage that ranges from rudimentary signatures drawn in marker pen to giant dayglo paintings and intricate paper prints pasted on the wall. "Very good," says one, indicating a playful image of a moon-faced Asian child hugging a docile killer whale. "I like it very much'" (p. 11). &lch graffiti tourism can be seen as part of the broader domain of hip-hop tourism (Xie, Osumare and Ibrahim, 2007), which in turn is related to music tourism more generally (Gibson and Connell, 2005). As Xie et al. (2007) explain, 'The ghetto or the hood, which were once a source of sublime terror and fear, have been transformed by Hip-Hop into an enticing landscape for tourism: an image, a sound, graffiti mural waiting at a distance for visual and sensory consumption by those who come from farther afield' (p. 456). en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Continuum en_US
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dc.title Spatial Narrations: Graffscapes and City Souls en_US
dc.parent Semiotic Landscapes en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
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dc.publocation New York, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 137 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 150 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
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dc.personcode 990354 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Linguistics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
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