Dom’s Annotated Bib

Annotated Bibliography

Hanauer, D.I. (2011). “The discursive construction of the separation wall at Abu Dis.” Journal of Language and Politics. 10:3 (2011), 301–321.


An analysis of the function of graffiti in political discourse as it pertains to the separation wall between Jerusalem and the Occupied Territories during the Israel-Palestinian Conflict. The data consists of images of graffiti on the separation wall to analyze how it can influence policy. The aim of the paper, according to author David Hanauer, “was to consider whether graffiti research offers a methodological approach for exploring micro-politics and, as such, provides an avenue for ethnographic, sociolinguistic research of political discourse.”

“Banksy.” Banksy. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2013.

An online gallery of the work of unknown London street artist, Banksy. His art is full of social commentary and rebelliousness.

Gonzalez, Kelly N. “Teens Promote Social Change Through Graffiti.” Web log post.WordPress. N.p., n.d. Web.

This blog discusses the Urban Arts Festival that takes place San Juan, Puerto Rico. The event promotes street art as an expressive tool for youth to voice their opinions about social and political issues. Professional artists will be present to help teens convert their ideas into expressive art.

Chaffee, Lyman G. Political Protest and Street Art: Popular Tools for Democratization in Hispanic Countries. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1993. Print.

In the first part of this book, Chaffee gives an overview of street art as political communication. He then goes on to provide a series of explanations for the existence of street art and the numerous functions it serves.

The Power of Street Art. Al Jazeera, 2012. Online Video Clip.

This video clip takes an interesting perspective on graffiti as social media. It goes into detail about how quiet revolutions of street art emerged in the Arab uprisings. In an area where freedom of speech was oppressed and media was strictly controlled by dictators, street art emerged as a prevalent form of political activism.


Shepard Fairey emerged as a popular street artist in the 1990’s. His work compels people to question the status quo of their environment around them. He came up with the OBEY sticker campaign. The OBEY sticker attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the sticker and their relationship with their surroundings.

Russian Banksy Talks Streets as Political PlatformYouTube. N.p., 03 Feb. 2012. Web. 01 Apr. 2013.

Comparisons are made between Banksy and Russian street artist, P183. P183 “views his art as a weapon” for civil activism.

“Debt Fence Project.” Web log post. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2013.

Students from Umass Amherst discuss an on-campus project designed to create awareness of student debt issues. The project consists of a metal link fence which students can post signage to express how they feel about the current situation.

“Graffiti House.” Web log post. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2013.

Cartoon image capturing the heavy burden of student debt that lies on the shoulders of college graduates.

“Graffiti On University Welcome Sign Says Students Can Look Forward To Debt | Happy Place.” Happy Place. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2013.

A billboard for the University of Auckland is tagged with graffiti to warn people about the harsh financial reality of college education.

Berry, Dave. “Most Expensive Colleges for 2011-2012 | Admit This!” Most Expensive Colleges for 2011-2012 | Admit This! N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2013.

A list of the most expensive colleges in the country.

Kaplan, Andreas M., and Michael Haenlein. “Users of the World, Unite! The Challenges and Opportunities of Social Media.” Business Horizons (2009): n. pag. Print.


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