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SwamplifePeople, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades$
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Laura A. Ogden

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816670260

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816670260.001.0001

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The Travels of Snakes, Mangroves, and Men

The Travels of Snakes, Mangroves, and Men

(p.72) (p.73) 4. The Travels of Snakes, Mangroves, and Men

Laura A. Ogden

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter examines the journey of glade hunters through the Everglades, as well as their timeless meandering across vast prairies and their slow-going transects of the mangrove jungles. It presents three insights of Robert Walser regarding landscapes. First, landscapes are experienced by bodies in motion. Second, we neither move through abstract space nor practice abstract forms of movement. Lastly, it is not only humans that are mobile, alligators, nutrients, charged particles, vegetal matter, are also moving. The chapter argues that although time in the hunter’s landscape emerges through movements that are nonlinear and syncopated, it is also practiced as mixed-up past-present dialectic.

Keywords:   glade hunters, Everglades, Robert Walser, nonlinear movement, syncopated movement, hunter’s landscape

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