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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Harraway introduces several ideas about the ways humans and dogs interact, while including the usual philosophical and historical background to maniefsto situate this relationship in the larger world. They are dogs, i. And yet, “[Dogs] are not a projection, nor the realization of an intention, nor the telos of anything.

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Very portable – no electricity needed! When Species Meet Posthumanities Paperback. Jul 03, Christine Leja rated it did not like it. But harawxy of doing that, Haraway spends most of the book simply reeling off facts about various dog breeds and training techniques. The animals and humans interact within curious sets of relationships. Infuriating would be an understatement. One small, glaring example: They are here to live with. Nov 19, James Klagge rated it did not like it Shelves: I really liked the chapter of Love Stories, but that’s it.

Jun 13, Jessica Maginity rated it liked it Shelves: Haraway is focusing on dogs, and mostly on particular types of dogs, but that fits with her stated situation.

Partners in the crime of human evolution, they are in the garden from the get-go, wily as Coyote. It is a bit self-indulgent and a little messy, but I like the messiness of it if not the former part.


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The Mushroom at the End of the World: I would hardly call this a Manifesto given most of it is the author’s love for dogs. But the human-dog relationship is definitely not gonna mirror any other kin relationship imo, plus there’s the fact that she clearly fucking loves dogs. This read like notes for a future project, and she admits as much near the end.

What it is, though, is a beautiful and fully committed exploration of what it means to be part of an emergent human-nonhuman dyad with all its complexities and historical-embeddedness. I cannot disown it by calling attention to its racially-tinged, sexually-infused, class-saturated, and colonial tones and structures. Read more Read less. They are not just surrogates for theory, she says; they are not here just to think with. I’m not a dog person.

I’m not sure who she imagines as her audience, besides herself. As a means of opening up the parameters for what constitutes ‘Companion Species’, Haraway thinks through our relationship with our dogs but insists on incorporating other species. She also argues that the ideal companionship with a dog comes out of training and work, not unconditional love which she calls abuse Dec 14, sam rated it did not like it.

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. My multi-species family is not about surrogacy and substitutes; we are trying to live other tropes, other metaplasms.

Not an easy one, really, but Haraway leavens her theoretical musings with plenty of anecdotes, histories, and asides.


She helpfully tells us that Puerto Rico is a colony-!! Fascinating personal and genre-defying.

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

The value of this book is that it opens up a question that could help lead us to a more ecological way of living, but it refuses to really answer that question. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: But this little volume just irritated me. Neither are they just an alibi for other themes; mqnifesto are fleshly material-semiotic presences in the body of technoscience. Apparently this was news to Haraway, and she needed to articulate it for herself and others who are apparently so manjfesto in academic realms of theory that this was news to them.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The comical reference to dog-training as “agility training”, the uncritical abelism humans and “breed-ism” dogsand her default to the worst kind of superior liberal irony to disguise her unwillingness to change or even address her own complicity in these harmful systems are just some examples of how this falls short of its potential.

And yet, the subaltern does have power.

There were glimmers of brilliance in several approaches of the like of the quote below: Also, she frequently jumps from one thing to another without fully developing certain topics.