The Resource The Mushroom at the End of the World : On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

The Mushroom at the End of the World : On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

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The Mushroom at the End of the World : On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
Title
The Mushroom at the End of the World
Title remainder
On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
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Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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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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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Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
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other
LC call number
GF21
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  • Economic development
  • Environmental degradation
  • Human ecology
  • Environmental degradation
  • Human ecology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Structures, Social Interaction, Population, Social Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Wirtschaft
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specialized
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The Mushroom at the End of the World : On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II. After Progress: Salvage Accumulation
  • 4. Working the Edge
  • 5. Open Ticket, Oregon
  • 6. War Stories
  • 7. What Happened to the State? Two Kinds of Asian Americans
  • 8. Between the Dollar and the Yen
  • 9. From Gifts to Commodities—and Back
  • 10. Salvage Rhythms: Business in Disturbance
  • Part III. Disturbed Beginnings: Unintentional Design
  • 11. The Life of the Forest
  • Frontmatter
  • 12. History
  • 13. Resurgence
  • 14. Serendipity
  • 15. Ruin
  • 16. Science as Translation
  • 17. Flying Spores
  • Part IV. In the Middle of Things
  • 18. Matsutake Crusaders: Waiting for Fungal Action
  • 19. Ordinary Assets
  • 20. Anti-ending: Some People I Met along the Way
  • Contents
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Enabling Entanglements
  • Prologue. Autumn Aroma
  • Part I. What’s Left?
  • 1. Arts of Noticing
  • 2. Contamination as Collaboration
  • 3. Some Problems with Scale
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource(352 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873548
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873548
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)460005
  • (OCoLC)984634345
  • (DE-B1597)9781400873548
Label
The Mushroom at the End of the World : On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II. After Progress: Salvage Accumulation
  • 4. Working the Edge
  • 5. Open Ticket, Oregon
  • 6. War Stories
  • 7. What Happened to the State? Two Kinds of Asian Americans
  • 8. Between the Dollar and the Yen
  • 9. From Gifts to Commodities—and Back
  • 10. Salvage Rhythms: Business in Disturbance
  • Part III. Disturbed Beginnings: Unintentional Design
  • 11. The Life of the Forest
  • Frontmatter
  • 12. History
  • 13. Resurgence
  • 14. Serendipity
  • 15. Ruin
  • 16. Science as Translation
  • 17. Flying Spores
  • Part IV. In the Middle of Things
  • 18. Matsutake Crusaders: Waiting for Fungal Action
  • 19. Ordinary Assets
  • 20. Anti-ending: Some People I Met along the Way
  • Contents
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Enabling Entanglements
  • Prologue. Autumn Aroma
  • Part I. What’s Left?
  • 1. Arts of Noticing
  • 2. Contamination as Collaboration
  • 3. Some Problems with Scale
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(352 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873548
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873548
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)460005
  • (OCoLC)984634345
  • (DE-B1597)9781400873548

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