“The Companion Species Manifesto” is about the implosion of nature and culture in the In all their historical complexity, Donna Haraway tells us, dogs matter. The Companion Species Manifesto has ratings and 36 reviews. In all their historical complexity, Donna Haraway tells us, dogs matter. They are not just. The companion species manifesto: dogs, people, and significant otherness by Haraway, Donna. Article in Social Anthropology 15(2) · June with

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These experimental case studies fall a bit flat, however, especially because they are intended to be the culmination of the manifesto at least, they occupy the most—and at the end, the most prominent—space.

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Her primary goal is to root through our relationships with dogs and break them down into the most primal urges and ideas. This pamphlet is Haraway’s answer to her own Cyborg Manifestowhere the slogan 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.

Useful little book as what it says it is – a Manifesto.

Customers who bought this item also bought. She says, first, “Dogs, in their historical complexity, matter here. Additionally, when you talked about how she glazes over biological evidence instead of taking the time to do the research and providing a critical argument for the co-evolution of humans and dogs, I could not agree more.

Man and Animal Meridian: She focuses her writing on her favorite dog breeds, the Great Pyrenees and the Australian Shepard.


The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness by Donna J. Haraway

More intriguing and more encompassing but in the same line as her Cyborg work, this short text is an interesting harawaay exercise for thinking through the human relationship with dogs–and other ‘Others’ as well, as the title suggests.

This is also a nice compact read. Jul 04, J Levy rated it it was amazing Shelves: The relationship is not especially nice; it i Summary: Feb 05, Manjfesto rated it liked it Shelves: A great price for an important treatise.

I can see a couple of reasons to read this book: Want to Read saving…. It is through this process that we know the history of our cultural relationship with dogs. The relationship is not especially nice; it is full of waste, cruelty, indifference, ignorance, and loss, as well as of joy, invention, labor, intelligence, and play.

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

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 companin attempt to maintain the veneer of radical leftism while in fact defending neo-liberal capitalism. But where the Cyborg Manifesto succeeds, in deep, complex, critical engagement with her subject, this fails.

Dec 14, sam rated it did not like it. But this odd, opportunistic allegiance to “the Church” allows copmanion to situate herself as a wronged outsider rather than part of a system that did plenty of “Scorning” of its own Galileo?

I always knew that if I turned up pregnant, I wanted the being in my womb to be a member of another species” Haraway admits in manifeeto introduction that the point of her manifesto is a personal, or anecdotal, one. Email required Address never made public. Companion species rest on contingent foundations”. 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.


Then cojpanion won me back with her dorkily lengthy, mildy psychotic and undoubtably neurotic maxims on how to play a team sport with your pet. Oct 20, Christy rated it it was ok Shelves: Mar 16, Rob rated it it was ok Shelves: I do not necessarily dismiss her thoughts, but they are unfounded and drawn from her own mind.

The history of certain dog breeds is told in monotonous detail while she skates over dense theory with a few sentences. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Why not just give the reader your reading list I can say, for example, that reading Vickie Hearne and Donald McCaig directly has more to offer.

It is a fun little pamphlet. But, upon reflecting on the reading, I believe it is because he manifesto only glimpses over the subject of biology, and does not give it the depth it deserves — and needs — to make a strong argument for people with an analytical thought process.