Title

The psychology behind graffiti involvement

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Routledge

Place of Publication

Milton PArk, Oxon

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences / School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

21395

Comments

Originally published as: Taylor, M. F., Pooley, J., & Carragher, G. (2016). The psychology begind graffiti involvement. In Ross, J. I., & Ferrell, J. (Eds.). Routledge handbook of graffiti and street art. Milton Park, Oxon: Routledge. Available here.

Abstract

A person's sense of belonging within society has been described as being a convergence of cognitions, behaviours and emotional affect as well as an environmental experience (Pretty et at., 2003). Moreover, the desinre for a sense of place belonging withinsociety is not constricted by age, gender, ethnicity or economic status. For, as Antonisich (2010) points out, both society's 'insiders' and 'outsiders' have an inherent longing to claim bodily, temporal and / or ephemeral ownership of a place with society. Once they have located this place, their sense of belonging is realised through their physical or cognitive occupation of that space. Such occupation may be permanent (i.e. residential) or, transitory in nature (Grillo et al., 2010). To identify with their selected place within society it is commonplace for insiders.

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