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Chapter 11: Graffiti and Dress
Many of these instances relate to previous chapters in terms of the mixture of popular and oppositional cultures, directness of aesthetic impact, low-cost accessibility, and their function in tightly repressive situations (Soviet-era Moscow, military dictatorship, the slavery era). They are public sphere interventions that spark the very conversations and interactions, even if surreptitious, that feed social movements, and a movement toward democracy or toward a more strongly democratic culture. Women's agency is very visible again, as it was in Chapter 10.
- Young people's graffiti in Moscow before the collapse of the Soviet Union
- Nigerian students' political graffiti under a harsh military dictatorship
- African American dress styles
- Maya dress in Guatemala during the decades of military repression
- Under military rule Chilean women make arpilleras
- Quilting as clandestine ...