The Places of Scraps

Abel, Jordan. The Places of Scraps. Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks, 2013.

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Abstract (English)

"Drawing inspiration from Barbeau’s canonical book Totem Poles, Jordan Abel explores the complicated relationship between First Nations cultures and ethnography. His poems simultaneously illuminate Barbeau’s intentions and navigate the repercussions of the anthropologist’s actions.

Through the use of erasure techniques, Abel carves out new understandings of Barbeau’s writing – each layer reveals a fresh perspective, each word takes on a different connotation, each letter plays a different role, and each punctuation mark rises to the surface in an unexpected way. As Abel writes his way ever deeper into Barbeau’s words, he begins to understand that he is much more connected to Barbeau than he originally suspected." -- Publisher's web site.

Types: Artists' publications > Artists' books
All Contributors: Abel, Jordan (Author)
Dossier: 410 - ABEL, JORDAN
Collation: 233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780889227880
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks
Artists: Abel, Jordan
Copyright Statement: 2013 Jordan Abel
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Deposited by: Contractuel JCT
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 20:42
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 20:42
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