FSD2674 Graffiti in Latin America 2005-2007: Photographs

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  • Laine, Nadja (University of Tampere. Department of Social Research)


graffiti, political action, political influence, urban environment, urban spaces, visual arts


The data contain 176 photographs of graffiti taken in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. The graffiti represent political opinions and slogans, political party names, commercial notices, religious messages, philosophical thoughts, election campaigning, symbols and logos etc. Most textual graffiti are in Spanish. In addition to photographs, the data include a pdf index containing information on the country and location of the graffiti, and other contextual information relating to a particular graffiti, as well as list of phrases or words represented by the photographed acronyms.

Data were collected in Central America during December 2005 - January 2006 and in South America during January - April 2007.

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