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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The Companion Species Manifesto is s;ecies the implosion of nature and culture in the joint lives of dogs and people, who are bonded in “significant otherness. It is a bit self-indulgent and a little messy, but I like the messiness of it if not the former part. Read more Read less. This manifesto is woven with feminist theory and references back to her earlier work, a cyborg manifesto, and it’s also bemusing — there are offhanded quips of how she wants to write “Birth of the Kennel” in honor harwway Foucault’s “Birth of the Prison,” and a manifesto about United States mutts titled “A Category of One’s Own” in homage to Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own.

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Staying with the Trouble: She does have some interesting things to say about the dangers of pet relationships: Suggests ‘companion species’ as an alternative to the cyborg for thinking about how we humans coevolve with technology, and talks at length about dogs to illustrate the complexities of speices an approach.

She writes and lectures on techno-science and feminist theory.


The Companion Species Manifesto

But where does that leave the reader? It was just the right mix of theory and very pragmatic discussion to appeal to anyone from the reader who just plain loves dogs Infuriating would be an understatement.

Trivia About The Companion Spe The later portions are somewhat interesting. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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So few people actually say that. This was the only big fluffy dog among the lambs for me, though the rest was entertaining and parts felt very nice to read I’ve read many of her sources, known people who do agility and herding work, and am pretty well read in terms of feminist theory. Neither are they just an alibi for other themes; dogs are fleshly material-semiotic presences in the body of technoscience.

Nov 19, James Klagge rated it did not like it Shelves: I’m surprised that Haraway doesn’t seem to haarway the “special risk” of dogs in a hsraway where dogs might be judged by their ability to do a herding job versus a being-a-pet job.

Very portable – no electricity needed! These experimental case studies fall a bit flat, however, especially be Haraway wrote her manifesto in the wake of early s scientific research which posited that dogs and humans both played active roles in canine domestication. Mar 28, Daichi rated it it was ok.

I enjoyed this read as it made me rethink relationships with my own dog. Feb 28, Jade Walters rated it it was amazing. With this manifesto, Haraway moves away from the figure of the cyborg which made her famous and toward the figure of the companion species–specifically, the manigesto.

A good quick read for those with non-human friends, family, and acquaintances. Write a customer review. But this odd, opportunistic allegiance to “the Church” allows her to situate herself as a wronged outsider rather than part of a system that mznifesto plenty of “Scorning” of its own Galileo?


Jul 03, Christine Leja rated it did not like it. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. One small, harawat example: Ironically, it is in her Australian Shepherd history that she writes: Honestly, I tend to take Haraway as performance art, an academic version of Lord Buckley.

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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. 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.

I needed to read it, to know that I’m not a curmugeon for refusing to think of pets as furbabies. Dec 14, sam rated it did not like it. I read this because I was once a research assistant for a project on the “Companion species” bond which was never finished due to the death of the researcher.

The connections she makes don’t amount to much besides asking us to replace cyborgs with dogs.

May 05, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it really liked compajion Shelves: I love inter-species communication and this concept of “significant otherness”–plus I’ve been really into dogs lately–so I enjoyed this, but found it unnecessarily academic.