Cover des Buches

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
The mushroom at the end of the world
on the possibility of life in capitalist ruins
Princeton [u.a.]: Princeton University Press, 2015. - xii, 331 Seiten
ISBN 9780691162751

Frauen*solidarität-Signatur:

I E 1236

Kapitalismus / Subversion / Überlebensstrategie / Feminismus / Umweltzerstörung / Ritterling / Anthropozän / Ökologie

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.

C3-Bibliothek für Entwicklungspolitik

Sensengasse 3
1090 Wien
+ 43 (0)1 317 40 10-200
bibliothek@centrum3.at

>> So kommen Sie zu uns

Aktuelle Öffnungszeiten

Mo-Do: 9.00-17.00 Uhr
Fr:9.00-14.00 Uhr

Covid19: Einschränkungen in der C3-Bibliothek für Entwicklungspolitik

> mehr Information

Sommerferien

Die Bibliothek ist von 13. Juli bis 28. August geschlossen!
Ab 31. August ist die Bibliothek wieder geöffnet.
> mehr Information

Vorwissenschaftliches Arbeiten im C3
> mehr Information