The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
by Anna Löwenhaupt Tsing Author
This book is begs the question: "what manages to live in the ruins we have made?" The answer is centered around the enigma of the matsutake mushroom—an expensive delicacy that thrives best in places disturbed by humans. A strangely dystopian yet hopeful tale that traverses the world from Japan to China to Finland, exploring these mushrooms as a commodity as well as both a metaphor and manifestation of holistic, collaborative survival strategies for our future as a planet.
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