How Mangroves Story: On Being a Filter Feeder

Judith, Kate (2020) How Mangroves Story: On Being a Filter Feeder. Swamphen, 7. pp. 1-10. ISSN 2652-2411

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Abstract

The relationship between gravity, the moon and the ocean translates into the regular rhythm of tides, which provide a powerful energy, both productive and destructive, across intertidal zones. Mangroves, like other intertidal ecologies, negotiate the regularities and disturbances of tidal energies through many processes and build up complex worlds. One of these processes is filter feeding, which transforms incoming detritus into many kinds of bodies, while mucus covered faeces are excreted into the bacterial-rich mud, to be transformed again. Filter feeding stories the relationship between the moon and the sea into thick embodied mangrove narratives. This paper demonstrates and explores an account of relationality as narrative within a semiotic material ontology, as told in the storying of the relationship of the moon and the sea within the materiality of mangroves.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ College (8 Jun 2020 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Open Access College (1 Jul 2013 - 7 Jun 2020)
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2020 01:45
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2020 05:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: mangrove; semiotic material; material ecocriticism
Fields of Research (2008): 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220307 Hermeneutic and Critical Theory
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38672

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