PDF | On Jun 1, , DON HANDELMAN and others published The companion species manifesto: dogs, people, and significant otherness by Haraway. The Companion Species Manifesto has ratings and 36 reviews. In all their historical complexity, Donna Haraway tells us, dogs matter. They are not just. In her Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant. Otherness, Donna Haraway talks about “cross-species sociality” and. “how a dog and.

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Honestly, I tend to take Haraway as performance art, an academic version of Lord Buckley. Jan 06, Holly rated it liked it. Return to Book Page. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

However, much of this read was not new as concepts of Kinship, Relationality, and Accountability between human and animals exists specues Indigenous philosophies, theories, and epistemologies.

To demonstrate what it might look like to remember these histories, she documents the breed histories of the Great Pyrenees and the Australian Shepherd. To be fair, two insights were helpful manifestto me: I’m not a dog person. This was the only big fluffy dog among I found her dogged punning in the first sections of the book annoying rather than playful, and then felt vindicated and pissy when it petered out in the second half.

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Even though the overall ideas are interesting, I feel the execution failed simply because Donna Haraway is biased and it shows. To dismiss unconditional love janifesto the basis of a dog-human relationship is to begin to form an actual relationship. Dogs are not an alibi for other themes; dogs are fleshly material-semiotic presences in the body of technoscience.


We need other nouns and pronouns for the kin genres of companion species, just as we did and still do for the spectrum of genders.

This is also a nice compact read. And yet, “[Dogs] are not a projection, nor the realization of an intention, nor the telos of anything. This pamphlet is Haraway’s answer to her own Cyborg Manifestowhere the manifeesto for living on the edge of global war has to be not just “cyborgs for earthly survival” but also, in a more doggish idiom, “shut up and train.

One person found this helpful. Chapter Positive Bondage Mashes in references, overly complicated vocab and super long sentences.

Lists with This Book. Nov 22, Emily rated it really liked it. So few people actually say If you, like me, don’t think of your dog as a “furbaby,” and you also cannot conceive of seriously calling yourself a “dog mom” or “dog dad,” and you happen to be able to comprehend critical theory from time to time without wanting to throw the work across harawah room, then read this book.

Humans more and more are defining themselves, their activity, and their lifestyle with dogs companion species in mind. The last few chapters are especially hard to read, failing on every level of intersectional feminism and resorting to ethical contortions and rhetorical sleights-of-hand of the worst kind to attempt to maintain the veneer of radical leftism while in fact defending neo-liberal capitalism.


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The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness

They are here to live with. Feb 12, Alisa Cupcakeland rated it it secies ok. Some are loved and some are not, but their value does not depend on an economy of affection. It is a fun little pamphlet. And yet, the janifesto does have power. She helpfully tells us that Puerto Rico is a colony-!!

She does have some interesting things to say about the dangers of pet relationships: They are dogs, i. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I need to learn to inhabit histories, not disown them, least of all through the cheap tricks of puritanical critique.

Haraway not only raises some thought provoking and well placed points on the boundaries between people and animals, but also writes in a clear and often amusing way.

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