Mushroom at the End of the World - On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins - Grand Format

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Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world—and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Anna Lowenhaupt... Lire la suite
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Résumé

Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world—and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing's account of this sought-after fungi offers insights into areas far beyond just mushrooms and addresses a crucial question : what manages to live in the ruins we have made ? The Mushroom at the End of the World follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore unexpected corners of capitalism.
Here, we witness the varied and peculiar worlds of matsutake commerce : the worlds of Japanese gourmets, capitalist traders, Hmong jungle fighters, Finnish nature guides, and more. These companions also lead us into fungal ecologies and forest histories to better understand the promise of cohabitation in a time of massive human destruction. The Mushroom at the End of the World is an original examination of the relationship between capitalist destruction and collaborative survival within multispecies landscapes, the prerequisite for continuing life on earth.

Caractéristiques

  • Date de parution
    01/10/2017
  • Editeur
  • ISBN
    978-0-691-17832-5
  • EAN
    9780691178325
  • Format
    Grand Format
  • Présentation
    Broché
  • Nb. de pages
    331 pages
  • Poids
    0.684 Kg
  • Dimensions
    15,4 cm × 23,8 cm × 2,2 cm

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Biographie d'Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Niels Bohr Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark.

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