Check out the commentary and photos on Social Shutter by Alejandro Casillas, a Masters in Arts of Teaching major in Social Studies Education at Georgia State University, about the murals in the Old Fourth Ward District of Atlanta.
- Explore more about the theories/concepts Casillas mentions in the following Georgia State University Library resources:
- Jacinta M., G., & Travis C., P. (n.d). Revisiting broken windows theory: Examining the sources of the discriminant validity of perceived disorder and crime. Journal Of Criminal Justice, 38758-766.
- McAuliffe, C., & Iveson, K. (2011). Art and crime (and other things besides … ): Conceptualising graffiti in the city. Geography Compass, 5(3), 128-143.
- Yang, S. (2010). Assessing the spatial–temporal relationship between disorder and violence. Journal Of Quantitative Criminology, 26(1), 139-163.
- Inwood, J. J. (2011). Constructing African American urban space in Atlanta, Georgia. Geographical Review, 101(2), 147-163.
- Holliman, I. V. (2009). From crackertown to model city? Urban renewal and community building in Atlanta, 1963-1966. Journal Of Urban History, 35(3), 369-386.
- Sampson, R. J. (2011). Great American city: Chicago and the enduring neighborhood effect. Chicago ; London: The University of Chicago Press.
Social Shutter (edited by GSU sociology professor Deirdre Oakley, and GSU sociology students Angie Luvara, Chandra Ward, and Debby Yoder) is an online “weekly venue for photo essays and single photos with extended captions about everyday social life.” Submissions welcome!