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Light, Elinor. 2018. Aesthetic ruptures: viewing graffiti as the emplaced vernacular. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 15 (2) : 179–195.
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This study theorizes the concept of the emplaced vernacular, a sort of vernacular expression that is mobilized by the output of aesthetics in specific places. It claims that 1970s graffiti in New York City appeared as an aesthetic breach in reply to the spatial needs of postwar urban renovation projects.