“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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Neither are they just an alibi for other themes; dogs are fleshly material-semiotic presences in the body of technoscience.

Likewise, Haraway ignores the less PC aspects of the “dog breed club,” spexies is celebrated here. I was enraged by the end of this, mostly because I felt betrayed by her pretense to radical intersectional feminism.

Damn, I lost this book somewhere. Haraway not only raises some thought provoking and well placed points on the boundaries between people and animals, but also writes in a clear and often amusing way.

Analysis of Donna Haraway’s The Companion Species Manifesto.

The connections she makes don’t amount to much besides asking us to replace cyborgs with dogs. I was hoping to see her invoke a lot more of the ideas that she introduces in “Cyborg Manifesto,” but I understand now that she chose not to subordinate this topic to compsnion earlier theory in order to do justice to this work as an end in itself. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Infuriating would be an understatement.

The history of certain dog breeds is told in monotonous detail while she skates over dense theory with a few sentences. Let alone the thinking, such a creative and ,anifesto writer who has written a book with perfect rhythm.


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 of 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.

I always knew that if I turned up pregnant, I wanted the being in my womb to be a member of another species” The haeaway portions of this book are virtually unintelligible.

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

In relationship, dogs and humans construct ‘rights’ in each other, such as the right to demand respect, attention, and response” This was the fhe big fluffy dog among 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.

Especially since her manifesto made a lot of assumptions that were more rooted in conjecture than anything else. Nov 24, David rated it really liked it Shelves: This read like notes for a future project, and she admits as much near the end.

Personally, I can understand where she is coming from, and the argument she attempts to make, but the evidence is next to nonexistent. Her primary goal is to root through our relationships with dogs and break them down into the most primal urges and ideas. Be the specjes to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: If you are a big fan of Haraway’s feminist work, you might be a little disappointed by this book.

Skip to content Posted on February 9, February 23, by joshuagotham. She does have some interesting things to say about the dangers of pet relationships: Return to Book Page.


Jun 16, Jen Hirt rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again. To dismiss unconditional love as the basis of a dog-human companjon is to maniesto to form an actual relationship. There’s a story there. Dogs and humans have manlfesto and formed each other, carry records of our interactions in their genomes. If you, like me, don’t think of your dog as a “furbaby,” maniresto 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.

Visit our Help Pages. 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. It is through this process that we know the history of our cultural relationship with dogs. One small, glaring example: I think there were some good ideas, but they were executed poorly. The unemphasized but more interesting—because more generally applicable—sections of the work have to do with dog love and approaches to dog training.

Neither are they just an manigesto for other themes; dogs The Companion Species Manifesto is about the implosion of nature and culture in the joint lives of dogs and people, who are bonded in “significant otherness. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.