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 | A Working Library

By overlooking the cost of pedigree dogs or the 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.

Apr 21, Justiina Dahl rated it really liked it. Nov 19, James Klagge rated it did not like it Shelves: Infuriating would be an understatement. Please try again later. 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.

I want to paint it in giant block letters on the wall of the shelter where I volunteer. In her section on “Sato” dogs from Puerto Rico, she collapses feral dogs specles “mutts,” which are two entirely different issues: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

The Companion Species Manifesto

Central to this text is an emphasis on the ability to tell the stories of ourselves and our companion species, to be honest about where we came from, and how we got to where we are now, so that we might be able to participate in conversations about how to go forward. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. And yet, the subaltern does have power.


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. Jan 06, Holly rated it liked it. Regarding the other tendencies, Haraway argues that we must remain “alert to the fact that somebody is at home in the animals [we] work with” 50 but that the way to do this is not through “the kind of literalist anthropomorphism that sees furry humans in animal bodies and measures their worth in scales of similarity to the rights-bearing, humanist subjects of Western philosophy and political theory” One person found this helpful.

The last few chapters are especially hard to read, failing on every level of intersectional feminism and resorting to ethical contortions and rhetorical sleights-of-hand of the worst kind to attempt to maintain the veneer of radical leftism while in fact defending neo-liberal capitalism.

I can see a couple of reasons to read this book: From a dog lover’s perspective, she explores the meaning of science, the training of dogs, and the meaning of relationships with other beings. Work undertaken by working-class women of color from colonized cultures is disparaged and undermined by her rhetorical strategy, while the work of wealthy white women in Europe and the US mainland is wholeheartedly celebrated in the previous two chapters.

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

I gave this book 5 stars simply on the conceptual framework it offers to a wide range of human And exert a curious power — dogs just mean something to us, even if they no longer provide us the evolutionary advantage needed to survive. Partners in the crime of human evolution, they are in the garden from comapnion get-go, wily as Coyote.

They are copmanion just surrogates for theory, she says; they are not here just to think with. They are not just surrogates for theory, she says; they are not here just to think with. Dec 14, sam rated it did not like it. 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.


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

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.

Let alone the thinking, such a creative and funny writer who has written a book with perfect rhythm.

I just really harawau her style of writing. Via training, he learns to communicate and is granted status an individual. She says, first, “Dogs, in their historical complexity, matter here. To dismiss unconditional love as the basis of a dog-human relationship is to begin to form an actual relationship.

Quitando la historia de los perros pastores del Pirineo, me ha dado todo bastante igual. Harraway introduces several ideas about the ways humans and dogs interact, while including the usual philosophical and historical background to help situate this relationship in the larger world.

This was the only 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.

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