Bodies, doings, and gendered ideals in Swedish graffiti

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Drawing from extensive fieldwork among graffiti writers in Sweden this article investigates gendered identity work and its consequences. It points to how potentially inclusive aspects of disembodied subcultural Performances-that identities are negotiated through the material representation of the writer rather than on basis of the physical body-nevertheless work exclu-dingly, especially so in terms of gender. This is so because identity work in graffiti revolves around a re-embodiment of identities through normative notions of the able, male and invisible body.

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  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

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  • Gender, Graffiti, Identity work
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-376
Number of pages4
JournalSociologisk Forskning
Volume54
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes