Exploring Interstitiality with Mangroves: Semiotic Materialism and the Environmental Humanities

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Judith, Kate. 2023. Exploring Interstitiality with Mangroves: Semiotic Materialism and the Environmental Humanities. United Kingdom. Routledge.
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Exploring Interstitiality with Mangroves: Semiotic Materialism and the Environmental Humanities

Book CategoryAuthored book
ERA Publisher ID3137
AuthorsJudith, Kate
Number of Pages226
SeriesRoutledge Environmental Humanities
Year2023
PublisherRoutledge
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
New York
ISBN9781000805932
9781032260945
9781032260914
9781003286493
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003286493
Web Address (URL)https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/mono/10.4324/9781003286493/exploring-interstitiality-mangroves-kate-judith
Abstract

Mangroves 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.

Keywordsinterstitiality; relationality; difference; semiotic materiality; environmental humanities; mangroves; phenomenology
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020500304. Environmental philosophy
500321. Social and political philosophy
440604. Environmental geography
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