The Mushroom at the End of the World

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
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • ISBN : 0691178321
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 6 reviews
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The Mushroom at the End of the World

The Mushroom at the End of the World
  • Author : Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 19 September 2017
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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. 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

The Mushroom at the End of the World

The Mushroom at the End of the World
  • Author : Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 29 September 2015
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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

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  • Author : Eduardo Kohn
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 10 August 2013
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  • Author : Lieba Faier,Michael J. Hathaway
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release : 16 July 2021
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  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 30 May 2017
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The Mushroom at the End of the World

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 08 June 2021
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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. Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s account of these 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 explores the unexpected corners of

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 13 April 2021
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In this highly original and much-anticipated ethnography, Anna Tsing challenges not only anthropologists and feminists but all those who study culture to reconsider some of their dearest assumptions. By choosing to locate her study among Meratus Dayaks, a marginal and marginalized group in the deep rainforest of South Kalimantan, Indonesia, Tsing deliberately sets into motion the familiar and stubborn urban fantasies of self and other. Unusual encounters with her remarkably creative and unconventional Meratus friends and teachers, however, provide the

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  • Author : Eugenia Bone
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release : 25 October 2011
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An incredibly versatile cooking ingredient containing an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and possibly cancer-fighting properties, mushrooms are among the most expensive and sought-after foods on the planet. Yet when it comes to fungi, culinary uses are only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout history fungus has been prized for its diverse properties—medicinal, ecological, even recreational—and has spawned its own quirky subculture dedicated to exploring the weird biology and celebrating the unique role it plays on earth. In Mycophilia,

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  • Author : Joanna Zylinska
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 20 March 2018
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Debugging the Anthropocene’s insistence on apocalyptic tropes Where the Anthropocene has become linked to an apocalyptic narrative, and where this narrative carries a widespread escapist belief that salvation will come from a supernatural elsewhere, Joanna Zylinska has a different take. The End of Man rethinks the prophecy of the end of humans, interrogating the rise in populism around the world and offering an ethical vision of a “feminist counterapocalypse,” which challenges many of the masculinist and technicist solutions to

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  • Author : Merlin Sheldrake
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 12 May 2020
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  • Author : Paul Stamets
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release : 09 March 2011
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  • Publisher : Last Gasp
  • Release : 26 May 2022
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  • Author : Langdon Cook
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 26 May 2022
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  • Author : Bruno Latour
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 19 August 2013
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In a new approach to philosophical anthropology, Bruno Latour offers answers to questions raised in We Have Never Been Modern: If not modern, what have we been, and what values should we inherit? An Inquiry into Modes of Existence offers a new basis for diplomatic encounters with other societies at a time of ecological crisis.

The Term "Alienation" in Anna L. Tsing's work "The Mushroom at the End of the World". A new concept?

The Term
  • Author : Omar Ibrahim
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 06 October 2020
GET THIS BOOKThe Term "Alienation" in Anna L. Tsing's work "The Mushroom at the End of the World". A new concept?

Academic Paper from the year 2020 in the subject Pedagogy - Science, Theory, Anthropology, grade: 6, University of Bern (Institut für Sozialanthropologie), language: English, abstract: The present work is of a theoretical kind and attempts to make philosophical and conceptual ideas fruitful for ethnographic research. It deals with the term "Alienation" and a new concept of it by the author herself. In her work The Mushroom at the End of the World Anna L. Tsing investigates the question of what remains