Taking the Train: How Graffiti Art Became An Urban Crisis in New York City

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POPULAR CULTURES, EVERYDAY LIVES
ROBIN D. G. KELLEY & JANICE RADWAY, EDITORS

Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century Kevin J. Mumford

City Reading: Written Words and Public Spaces in Antebellum New York David M. Henkin

Selling Suffrage: Consumer Culture and Votes for Women Margaret Finnegan

Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure: Working Women, Popular Culture, and Labor Politics at the Turn of the Century Nan Enstad

Telling Bodies, Performing Birth: Everyday Narratives of Childbirth Della Pollock

From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity Juan Flores

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Taking the Train: How Graffiti Art Became An Urban Crisis in New York City
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  • Popular Cultures, Everyday Lives *
  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Taking the Train *
  • Prologue 1
  • 1 - A Tale of Two Cities 9
  • 2 - The Formation and Structure of "Writing Culture" in the Early 1970s 38
  • 3 - The Construction of Writing as an Urban Problem 75
  • 4 - The New York School of the 1970s 107
  • 5 - The Transit Crisis, the Aesthetics of Fear, and the Second "War on Graffiti" 134
  • 6 - Writing Histories 167
  • 7 - Retaking the Trains 207
  • 8 - Writing Culture, 1982–1990 227
  • Conclusion - A Spot on the Wall 267
  • Appendix - Sources from Writers on the History of Writing 273
  • Notes 275
  • Selected Bibliography 341
  • Acknowledgments 345
  • Index 349
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