The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

By Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Matsutake is the main worthy mushroom within the world—and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests around the northern hemisphere. via its skill to nurture bushes, matsutake is helping forests to develop in daunting areas. it's also an suitable for eating delicacy in Japan, the place it occasionally instructions astronomical costs. In all its contradictions, matsutake bargains insights into components some distance past simply mushrooms and addresses an important query: what manages to reside within the ruins we've got made?

A story of variety inside our broken landscapes, The Mushroom on the finish of the realm follows one of many strangest commodity chains of our occasions to discover the unforeseen corners of capitalism. the following, we witness the various and bizarre worlds of matsutake trade: the worlds of jap gourmets, capitalist investors, Hmong jungle combatants, commercial forests, Yi chinese language goat herders, Finnish nature publications, and extra. those partners additionally lead us into fungal ecologies and wooded area histories to higher comprehend the promise of cohabitation in a time of huge human destruction.

By investigating one of many world’s so much sought-after fungi, The Mushroom on the finish of the realm provides an unique exam into the relation among capitalist destruction and collaborative survival inside of multispecies landscapes, the prerequisite for carrying on with lifestyles in the world.

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