File Download
Supplementary

postgraduate thesis: Piece by piece : understanding graffiti-writing in Hong Kong

TitlePiece by piece : understanding graffiti-writing in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Chan, H. [陳浩文], Ku, K. [顧家俊], Li, P. T. [李伯其], Ng, H. [吳曉君], Ng, S. M. [吳雪怡]. (2015). Piece by piece : understanding graffiti-writing in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThis research study aims to examine the development of graffiti in Hong Kong. Based on cultural criminological theories, the study looks at graffiti from the cultural verstehen perspective (Ritzer, 1996) — giving voice to graffiti writers, instead of focusing on how the police or the general public react to the graffiti issue. The research also examines the motives of those writers and whether they perceive graffiti as an act of vandalism or an expression of an art form. To gain access to our research subjects, we made use of Facebook and other related social media networks. Finally, we successfully interviewed eight graffiti writers (five local citizens and three expatriates). Apart from face-to-face interview, our group also conducted a three-month weekly observation from April to June 2014. Every member observed graffiti writing in a designated district, viz. Tsuen Wan, Yuen Long, Mong Kok, Sheung Wan, Mid-levels and Tsim Sha Tsui. More than a hundred photos were taken in order to compare and contrast the area differences in the distribution of graffiti-writing. With the above findings and the help of literature reviews, several issues were addressed, including: (1) the relationship between graffiti and politics; (2) the art development in Hong Kong; and (3) the definition of public space. It is hoped that, through this research study, scholars can have a better understanding of the graffiti development in the city, which is often muted from the mainstream culture.
DegreeMaster of Social Sciences
SubjectGraffiti - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramCriminology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230613

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorChan, Ho-man-
dc.contributor.authorKu, Ka-chun-
dc.contributor.authorLi, Pak-kei, Toma-
dc.contributor.authorNg, Hiu-kwan-
dc.contributor.authorNg, Suet-yi, Michelle-
dc.contributor.author吳曉君-
dc.contributor.author吳雪怡-
dc.contributor.author李伯其-
dc.contributor.author陳浩文-
dc.contributor.author顧家俊-
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-26T23:36:18Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-26T23:36:18Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationChan, H. [陳浩文], Ku, K. [顧家俊], Li, P. T. [李伯其], Ng, H. [吳曉君], Ng, S. M. [吳雪怡]. (2015). Piece by piece : understanding graffiti-writing in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230613-
dc.description.abstractThis research study aims to examine the development of graffiti in Hong Kong. Based on cultural criminological theories, the study looks at graffiti from the cultural verstehen perspective (Ritzer, 1996) — giving voice to graffiti writers, instead of focusing on how the police or the general public react to the graffiti issue. The research also examines the motives of those writers and whether they perceive graffiti as an act of vandalism or an expression of an art form. To gain access to our research subjects, we made use of Facebook and other related social media networks. Finally, we successfully interviewed eight graffiti writers (five local citizens and three expatriates). Apart from face-to-face interview, our group also conducted a three-month weekly observation from April to June 2014. Every member observed graffiti writing in a designated district, viz. Tsuen Wan, Yuen Long, Mong Kok, Sheung Wan, Mid-levels and Tsim Sha Tsui. More than a hundred photos were taken in order to compare and contrast the area differences in the distribution of graffiti-writing. With the above findings and the help of literature reviews, several issues were addressed, including: (1) the relationship between graffiti and politics; (2) the art development in Hong Kong; and (3) the definition of public space. It is hoped that, through this research study, scholars can have a better understanding of the graffiti development in the city, which is often muted from the mainstream culture.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.subject.lcshGraffiti - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titlePiece by piece : understanding graffiti-writing in Hong Kong-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5780553-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Social Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineCriminology-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats