Process Ontologies, Anna Tsing


Capital–whence and whither: some Pacific Rim ontologies
this talk considers how inter-Asian developments shape global processes. How might the basic elements of contemporary globalization depend on Asian histories? This talk addresses this question from the perspective of matsutake, aromatic wild mushrooms valued in Japan and picked in forests around the Pacific Rim. The talk introduces Japanese supply chains and the forms of globalization they sponsor, and thus the entanglement of Japanese, Southeast Asian, and U.S. wars, people, and forests in the global trade in forest products. Such historical entanglements sponsor “process ontologies” for global capitalism.

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