“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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Email required Address never made public. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. Or maybe i just haven’t been reading enough theory lately and need to bulk up on brainpower 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.

She also argues that the ideal companionship with a dog comes out of training and work, not unconditional love which she calls abuse University of Chicago Press; 2nd ed. In most instances, being wordy is fine. This whole tract is steeped in her uncritical wealthy white cis USAmerican privlege.

Mar 28, Daichi rated it it was ok. By mapping the breeding stories of Great Pyrenees, Australian Shepherds and Puerto Rica’s Satos in the second half of the book, we can understan Harraway undergoes an exploration of Being with — Being with dogs as companion species.

May 05, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it really liked it Shelves: Ccompanion often, too many words were used when less could have been, and it would be preferable for the sake of clarity and understanding. Apr 21, Justiina Dahl rated it really liked it.

Offers the only theory of i have yet to truly identify with. We are not one, and being depends on getting on together. Damn, I lost this book somewhere. Audible Download Audio Books. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Love and desire and oppression and abuse of power are all interfolded together.


There is definitely a form of correlation here between companion species and social hierarchy, but there yaraway no evidence, at least none she presented, to hint at the idea of logical causation. Return to Book Page. By overlooking the cost of pedigree dogs or fonna ethics of inbreeding, she’s able to maintain a fantasy of a connection to indigenous cultures yes, she really goes there through participating in agility competitions with a purebred dog.

It is a fun little pamphlet. I found the theory for the most part pretty watery, though I really liked the way she made her point that inter- subjectivity doesn’t supervene on equality. She writes and lectures on techno-science and feminist theory. And exert a curious power — dogs just compnion something to us, even if they no longer provide us the evolutionary advantage needed to survive. I needed to read it, to know that I’m not a curmugeon for refusing to think harawy pets as furbabies.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. They are here to live with. I want to paint it in giant block letters on the wall of the shelter where I volunteer. I’m about to hharaway the cthulucene book for a class tho so maybe that will clarify more about Kin.

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

Dogs are not surrogates for theory; they are not here just to think with. They are dogs, i. Jul 04, J Levy rated it it was amazing Shelves: As our mentality towards animals shifted, so did our mentality of social constructs. By mapping the breeding stories of Great Pyrenees, Australian Shepherds and Puerto Rica’s Satos in the second half of the book, we can understand the lived material condition of Being with human and dog which led to the development of these species as well as their breeding and adoption practices.

No place on the farm for a dog that didn’t do its job. She focuses her writing on her favorite dog breeds, the Great Pyrenees and the Australian Shepard. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I’m not sure who she imagines as her audience, besides herself. Fill sppecies your details below or click an icon to log in: My multi-species family is not about surrogacy and substitutes; we mznifesto trying to live other tropes, other metaplasms.


The history of certain dog breeds is told in monotonous detail while she skates over dense theory with a few sentences. Jan 08, Michelle Taylor added it.

Analysis of Donna Haraway’s The Companion Species Manifesto.

As it is, it’s mostly just evidence that once you’re harawway Academic Name you can get any pet project sorry published, even if it’s just going on about your hobbies for a hundred pages. Dogs are not an alibi for other themes; dogs are fleshly material-semiotic presences in the body of technoscience. In other words, dogs are not mere metaphor; they carry weight and meaning of their own.

The book fits easily in a back pocket or purse so you can take it along anywhere. 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 the room, then read this book.

Analysis of Donna Haraway’s The Companion Species Manifesto. | Animals: Thinking Human

Quitando la historia de los perros pastores del Pirineo, me ha dado todo bastante igual. In it, she advocates awareness of our co-evolutionary histories with companion species and with dogs specifically. See all free Kindle reading apps. If you are a big fan of Haraway’s feminist work, you might be a little disappointed by this book.

It suffers from writing that at times approaches the panicked hyperventilated utterances of a creative twelve year old with a technical vocabulary. Feb 12, Alisa Cupcakeland rated it it was ok.