“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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Oct 20, Christy rated it it was ok Shelves: Nov 22, Emily rated it really liked it.

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 maniffsto complexities and historical-embeddedness. I read this because I was once a research assistant for a xpecies on the “Companion species” bond which was never finished due to the death of the researcher. She truly believes in the importance of reflecting on the historical, social, and biological effect of inter-species relationships.

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

Partners in the crime of human evolution, they are in the garden from the get-go, wily as Coyote. I gave this book 5 stars simply on the conceptual framework it offers to a wide range of human More intriguing and more encompassing but in the same line as her Cyborg work, this short text is an interesting philosophical exercise for thinking through the human relationship with dogs–and other ‘Others’ as well, as the title suggests.

In her section on “Sato” dogs from Puerto Rico, she collapses feral dogs and “mutts,” which are two entirely different issues: While I realize that Haraway has reached these concepts from another perspective, i.


I hope it was helpful news. They are here to live with” 5.

In most instances, being wordy is fine. As my first time reading Donna Haraway I’m quite disappointed. She focuses her writing on her favorite dog breeds, the Great Pyrenees and the Australian Jaraway.

Even as a manifesto it seems not quite to fit. Erica Williams It has pages, so the 65 pages-long version is missing the ending. How many pages does this manifesto actually have?

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

Haraway lacks any kind of self-reflection here that does not celebrate her own background, practices, and critical position. A book filled with fascinating insights on the relationships between humans and animals that questions how much of our understanding of being “human” is dependent of our four legged friends. It suffers from writing that at maniifesto approaches the panicked hyperventilated utterances of a creative twelve year old with a technical vocabulary.

One of my harawaj once said something along the lines of, knowing nothing is bad but knowing a little about something can sometimes be worse. She opens by claiming that stories are bigger than ideologies, and shares with the reader many stories from the dog world, in hopes of establishing an argument of pathos.

Analysis of Donna Haraway’s The Companion Species Manifesto.

Mar 08, Katie rated it liked it Recommends it for: But, upon reflecting on the reading, I believe it is because he manifesto only thf over the subject of biology, and does sprcies give it the depth it deserves — and needs — to make a strong argument for people with an analytical thought process.

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They are here to live with. The Companion Species Manifesto: 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 struck me because — it’s true that we don’t thee a good way to talk about what dogs manifeeto to us; this shows up whenever someone’s dog dies, and donan person is devastated, and yet even to those of us who have experienced it ourselves and take it seriously, it doesn’t seem like a serious form of grief.

It is a fun experiment that makes evident Haraway’s true love for dogs, and her own dog especially. Why do we keep dogs, or any species for that matter?

It’s cool, well-researched, and very flashy, but almost impossible to follow. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Im just surprised since there is so much to unpack there -the part about loving a “kind” of dog rather than individual dogs And, Catholicism is hardly the first entity to put forward the “word made flesh” connection she wants to claim.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Read more Read less. Ironically, it is in her Australian Shepherd history that she writes: Very portable – no electricity needed!