Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing: quotes

Chatting at market: Privatization cannot wipe out the latent commons because it depends on it. (Tsing 2015: 267)

private assets most always grow out of unacknowledged commons. (...) Privatization is never complete; it needs shared spaces to create any value. That is the secret of property's continuing theft - but also its vulnerability. (Tsing 2015:271)

"an emblem for commoditization more generally" is "the continual, never-finished cutting off of entanglement." (Tsing 2015:271)

With regard to the matsutake as commodity: "It is only in the mushroom markets of the larger towns that the mushrooms break free, becoming fully alienated creatures of exchange" (Tsing 2015:272)