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Graffiti and street art. / Tsilimpounidi, Myrto; Avramidis, Konstantinos.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media. ed. / Mona Baker; Bolette B. Blaagaard; Henry Jones; Luis Pérez-González. 1st. ed. London : Routledge, 2020. p. 185-189 (Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media).

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Harvard

Tsilimpounidi, M & Avramidis, K 2020, Graffiti and street art. in M Baker, BB Blaagaard, H Jones & L Pérez-González (eds), Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media. 1st edn, Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media, Routledge, London, pp. 185-189. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315619811

APA

Tsilimpounidi, M., & Avramidis, K. (2020). Graffiti and street art. In M. Baker, B. B. Blaagaard, H. Jones, & L. Pérez-González (Eds.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media (1st ed., pp. 185-189). (Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315619811

Vancouver

Tsilimpounidi M, Avramidis K. Graffiti and street art. In Baker M, Blaagaard BB, Jones H, Pérez-González L, editors, Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media. 1st ed. London: Routledge. 2020. p. 185-189. (Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315619811

Author

Tsilimpounidi, Myrto ; Avramidis, Konstantinos. / Graffiti and street art. Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media. editor / Mona Baker ; Bolette B. Blaagaard ; Henry Jones ; Luis Pérez-González. 1st. ed. London : Routledge, 2020. pp. 185-189 (Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media).

Bibtex

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