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    The Mushroom at the End of the World von Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt

    On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

    What a rare mushroom can teach us about sustaining life on a fragile planet

    Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world-and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all its contradictions, matsutake offers insights into areas far beyond just mushrooms and addresses a crucial question: what manages to live in the ruins we have made?

    A tale of diversity within our damaged landscapes, The Mushroom at the End of the World follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore the 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, industrial forests, Yi Chinese goat herders, 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.

    By investigating one of the world's most sought-after fungi, The Mushroom at the End of the World presents an original examination into the relation between capitalist destruction and collaborative survival within multispecies landscapes, the prerequisite for continuing life on earth.

    "Finalist for the 2016 Northern California Book Awards in General Nonfiction, Northern California Book Reviewers"
    Autor Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
    Verlag University Presses
    Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
    Erscheinungsjahr 2017
    Seitenangabe 352 S.
    Meldetext Versandbereit innert 24 Stunden
    Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
    Abbildungen 29 b/w illus.
    Masse H23.4 cm x B15.6 cm x D2.3 cm 600 g
    Coverlag Princeton University Press (Imprint/Brand)
    Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
    Versandbereit innert 24 Stunden
    978-0-691-17832-5
    Fr. 29.90
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    Über den Autor Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt

    Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Niels Bohr Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark, where she codirects Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA). She is the author of Friction and In the Realm of the Diamond Queen (both Princeton).

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