Theorizing the Cultural Borderlands

Imag(in)ing “Them” and “Us”
  • Phiona Stanley
Part of the Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education book series (TRANS, volume 107)


When you have to call about a utilities bill and the call centre keeps you on hold for ten minutes, do you draw? Doodle? Me, I fill scraps of paper with long, looping flowers and squat, fat cats with long whiskers. What about when you’re waiting for someone on a dusty road and you happen to have a long stick to hand: do you sweep patterns into the dirt? I draw swoops and spirals, the patterns of soaring seagulls and walks I’m yet to take.


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