The Mushroom at the End of the World
  • Release Date : 19 September 2017
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Categories : Social Science
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780691178325
  • ISBN 10 : 0691178321
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Synopsis : The Mushroom at the End of the World written by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, published by Princeton University Press which was released on 19 September 2017. Download The Mushroom at the End of the World Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. 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.

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Author : Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Category : Social Science
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