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dc.contributor.authorJudith, Kate
dc.description.abstractMangroves thrive in intertidal zones, where they gather organisms and objects from land, river, and ocean. They develop into complex ecologies in these dynamic in-between spaces. Mobilising resources drawn from semiotic materialism and the environmental humanities, this book seeks a form of social theory from the mangroves; that is to think interstitiality from the perspective of mangroves themselves, exploring the crafty and tenacious world-making they are engaged in. Three sections weave together theory, science and close observation, responding to calls within the environmental humanities for detailed attention to interactions in marginal spaces and those of interpretative tension. It examines interstitiality by considering theories of difference, relationality, and reflexivity in the context of mangrove socioecological materialities, drawing on influential writers such as Michel Serres, Jacques Derrida, Deborah Bird Rose, Donna Haraway, Brian Massumi and Maurice Merleau-Ponty as theoretical touchstones. Exploring Interstitiality with Mangroves is a lyrically crafted philosophical analysis that will appeal to scholars, researchers and students interested in the developing frontiers of more-than-human post-anthropocentric writing, theory and methodologies. It will be of interest to readers in ecocriticism, environmental humanities, cultural geography, place studies and nature writing. The Open Access version of the Introduction, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. The funder for this chapter is the Australian Academy of the Humanities via the Australian Academy of the Humanities Publication Subsidy Schemeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Environmental Humantitesen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::R Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning::RN The environment::RNC Applied ecologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::W Lifestyle, Hobbies and Leisure::WN Nature and the natural world: general interest::WNW The Earth: natural history: general interesten_US
dc.subject.otherDerrida; Ecocriticism; environmental humanities; material semiotics; Merleau-Ponty; new materialismen_US
dc.titleExploring Interstitiality with Mangrovesen_US
dc.title.alternativeSemiotic Materialism and the Environmental Humanitiesen_US

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