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Pixação and Tourist Appraisal

Gupta, Suman (2015). Pixação and Tourist Appraisal. Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing, 30(2) pp. 40–46.

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Abstract

Pixação is a stylistically distinctive form of graffiti which is associated mainly with São Paulo but is also found in other cities in Brazil. Pixação often uses letters/signs which are known only to an inner circle, appears in seemingly inaccessible spots (such as tall buildings) and principally consists in tagging (stating the pixadore's nom de guerre or tag). Pixadores generally work in groups (crews) and come from impoverished backgrounds and deprived neighbourhoods.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Author
ISSN: 1747-1508
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 44371
Depositing User: Suman Gupta
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2015 08:17
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 11:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44371
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