The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins - (Libro en Ing

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ISBN: 9780691220550
ISBN: 9780691220550
Editorial: Princeton University Press
Año de edición: 2021
N° Paginas: 352
Tipo de pasta: Pasta blanda
Descripción: Críticas One of Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 in Science[An] extraordinary book.---Jim Igoe, American Anthropologist[Tsing] writes clearheaded prose with an ear for lyrical phrases. . . . [The Mushroom at the End of the World] is a wonderful meditation on how humans shape and distort the natural landscape, and in return, are shaped and distorted by a wildness of their own making.---Casey Sanchez, Santa Fe New MexicanA beautiful, humble book. . . . [A]nthropology at its best.---Darwin Bond Graham, East Bay ExpressA fascinating account of the biology, ecology, genetics and anthropology of the world's most valued mushroom.---Louise O. Fresco, Times Higher EducationA poetic and remarkably fertile exploration of the relationship between human beings and the natural environment, and what can still be done to stem its rapid deterioration.---Pankaj Mishra, The GuardianAn original analysis of the value regime of our current capitalist economy. . . . Tsing's contribution to the debate on valuation and evaluation is important in that it points to the relevance, both in research and in politics, of noticing the nonscalable value regimes embedded in life processes.---Laura Centemeri, Tecnoscienza: Italian Journal of Science & Technology StudiesAn outstanding book that speaks to core questions in contemporary geography. . . . The Mushroom at the End of the World abundantly deserves the praises and awards it has garnered since its publication, and I could not endorse it more strongly.---William E. O'Brien, American Association of Geographers Review of BooksEvolves into a well-researched and thought-provoking meditation on capitalism, resilience, and survival.---E. Ce Miller, Bustle.comHighly original. . . . This book brilliantly turns the commerce and ecology of this most rare mushroom into a modern parable of post-industrial survival and environmental renewal.---Peter D Smith, The GuardianProvocative. . . . Beginning with an account of the matsutake mushroom, Tsing follows the threads of this organism to tease out an astonishing number of insights about life in the Anthropocene.-- "Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory"The anthropologist Anna Tsing joins a range of scholars exploring the ongoing devastation of our environment and undoing the old binary of 'nature' and 'society'--in this case, taking the charismatic Matsutake mushroom as her protagonist, tracing its existence within ecosystems, markets, and cultures across the globe. I'm interested in this rather remarkable book, both in its empathetic meditations on 'companion species' and in its experimental mode of history writing.---James Graham, MetropolisThe book will be of considerable interest at the complex intersection of social science, natural science and humanities. That is where anthropology is ideally located but achieving this is rather rare. . . . Without ever lecturing at the reader or hammering on some academic conviction, the book instead reveals a range of things that are variously urgent and pleasant, keeping ecological disaster in sight while allowing plenty of time for curiosity, diversity and surprise.---Hjorleifur Jonsson, Asia Pacific Journal of AnthropologyThe publisher can really be congratulated. Rarely can one immerse oneself into an academic work with informative and sensuous pictures and figures that set a pace and allow the reader to explore the senses of smelling, grabbing, searching and walking. Tsing's book is not a conclusive analysis of post-capitalist processes but an outline for living sensuously, creatively and freely with each other.---Jenni Mölkäken, Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological SocietyThere's a double meaning to Tsing's title. The mushroom is at the end of the known world because it's hard to find, a secret tucked deep in the forest. But she's also hinting at the end of the world as we know it, given our instinct for extracting as much from the earth as we can. Humanity has never seemed so fi
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Autor: Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
  • Editorial: Princeton University Press
  • N° Paginas: 352
  • Tipo de pasta: Pasta blanda
  • Envío: Desde EE.UU.