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Çağla Ay, Tayeba Batool, Arita Chakrabarty, Bill Derman, Ipsita Dey, Alexandra Holdbrook, Amy Leigh Johnson, Wangui Kimari, Daniel J. Read, Sailen Routray, Gabe Schwartzman, Noah Theriault, and Caroline White-Nockleby

J. Read World Wildlife Fund, US Hathaway, Michael J. 2022. What a Mushroom Lives For: Matsutake and the Worlds They Make . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 270 pp. ISBN 978-0691225883. Yes. Fungi are good to think with. This is

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Is the ethnography of mushrooming the royal pathway to the anthropology of the Capitalocene?

Laurent Berger

wage labor and innovations as by the “free gifts” offered by the ecosystem (such as the cost of maintaining and reproducing the multiscalar interdependences between the animalia, fungi, plantae, protista, bacteria, and archaea kingdoms) 1 . Capitalists

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Vignerons and the Vines

Mediators of Place-based Identity in Alsace, France

Mark Anthony Arceño

Volunteers, consumers Fungi (botrytis, esca ) Electrical fencing Lawmakers ( appellations ) Yeast (natural, artificial) Chemical agents Researchers (INRA, climate scientists, anthropologists) Soil microbes Weather conditions

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Fearful Intimacies

COVID-19 and the Reshaping of Human–Microbial Relations

Carmen McLeod, Eleanor Hadley Kershaw, and Brigitte Nerlich

‘microbes’ and ‘microbial life’ in their broadest sense. While micro-organisms are technically defined as microscopic biological (cellular) entities such as bacteria, archaea, fungi, algae and protozoa – viruses (which are not cellular) – are also often

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The Many Faces of Gaia's Response-ability

A Field Trip to the Critical Zones Digital Platform

Joana Formosinho

actor-agents, such as humans and bacteria and fungi and trees, and regulated through feedback loops. “The distinction between life forms and environment breaks down,” write Latour and Weibel. “You cannot distinguish what an organism is from the

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A Flowering of Memory

Walking Zora Neale Hurston's Cemetery Path to our Mothers’ Gardens

James Jr. Padilioni

with the full communion of climate, the land, plants, animals, fungi, spirits, and the ancestors. Hurston had a vision, but Du Bois could not see it; perhaps such immanent realities of the Hoodoo landscape are veiled to the uninitiated eye that lacks

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Teaching Decolonizing and Indigenizing Curatorial and Museum Practices

Laura Phillips

, in a treatise on the traditional uses of fungi by our people. Puhpowee, she explained, translates as “the force which causes mushrooms to push up from the earth overnight.” As a biologist, I was stunned that such a word existed. In all its technical