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Busted
     

Busted

by Nancy Shaw, Catriona Strang
 

Busted is a book about governance, and a catalogue of possible relations. It explores a litany of genres concerned with allegiance and refusal, and inhabits the array of ways we do or don't jive with self, group and governing relations. It is a polemic, it is a collage that interrogates how language and linguistic discourses contribute to shaping the

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Busted is a book about governance, and a catalogue of possible relations. It explores a litany of genres concerned with allegiance and refusal, and inhabits the array of ways we do or don't jive with self, group and governing relations. It is a polemic, it is a collage that interrogates how language and linguistic discourses contribute to shaping the relationship between the subject and polity.

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Publishers Weekly
Alumni of Vancouver's determinably unofficial Kootenay School of Writing, a group that took a heavy lead from the Language poets but added an almost punkish edge, Nancy Shaw and Catriona Strang write Busted from deep within that first moment in which one believes everything's truly gone wrong. There are sections of "Bulletins," "Credos" "Anthems," "Shuffles" and "Gripes," which contain anti-slogans like "Come in and stuff my take-off" or "Brown up your daily high-brow." While some of the language seems a jokey residue of some deep graduate-level reading ("I crave triangulation, too"), the words jump off the page in this book with little slackening of energy and no loss of the target, "Now dubious, now rocketing, just watch, just you watch me shaft the mines of ownership." Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552450796
Publisher:
Coach House Books
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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