The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

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  • ISBN: 0691178321
  • Author: Anna Tsing
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Genre: Politics, Philosophy & Social Sciences
  • Date: 15 September 2017
  • Pages: 352
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

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 …