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On survival, growth and mushrooms in the ruins of capitalism.


We're breaking down some of the inter-species coordination, with our own modernization programs, that have made it possible for us to take for granted that nature was there for us, as a set of resources and ecological services. So there's a new sense of precarity of the environment.

Anthropologist Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing examines our precarious present - where environmental degradation and economic alienation threaten to dismantle ways of life (and actual life itself) - and explains why collaborative survival in the future requires a radical re-imagining of growth, modernity and progress.

Anna is author of The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins from Princeton University Press

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Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Niels Bohr Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark.


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