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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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. If you are a big fan of Haraway’s feminist work, you might be a little disappointed by this book.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. As a manifesto it is not a very easy read, yet for a complex read, it does not feel too grounded on theory. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. May 05, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it really liked it Shelves: I cannot disown it by calling attention to its racially-tinged, sexually-infused, class-saturated, and colonial tones and structures.

This whole tract is steeped in her uncritical wealthy white cis USAmerican privlege.

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

Chapter Positive Bondage Mashes in references, overly complicated vocab and super long sentences. I’m not sure who she imagines as her audience, besides herself. Dec 14, sam rated it did not like it.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Read more Wpecies less. Likewise, Haraway ignores the less PC aspects of the “dog breed club,” which is celebrated here.


Jun 13, Jessica Maginity rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Neither are they just an alibi for other themes; dogs are fleshly material-semiotic presences in the body of technoscience.

Jul 09, Kars rated it really liked it Shelves: Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. 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” Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The sense of revelatory joy I felt after reading Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto left me desperate to read everything I could of hers.

Mar 07, Jacob added it Shelves: I read it in short bursts on the bus or while waiting for a friend to turn up to a restaurant. Some passages are just excruciating to read and manifewto. This read like notes for a future project, and she admits as much near the end. 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.


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

Trivia About The Companion Spe I needed to read it, to know that I’m not a curmugeon for refusing to think of pets as furbabies. The early portions of this book are virtually unintelligible. They are not just surrogates for theory, she says; they are not here just to think with. Dogs are not surrogates for theory; they are not here just to think with.

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I was enraged by the end of this, mostly because I felt betrayed by hwraway pretense to radical intersectional feminism. This read 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. Also, she frequently jumps from one thing to another without fully developing certain topics.

The book fits easily in a back pocket or purse so you can take it along anywhere. Return to Book Page. It is a bit self-indulgent and a little messy, but I like the messiness of it if not the former part. Haraway lacks any kind of self-reflection here that does not celebrate her own background, practices, and critical position. To be fair, two insights were helpful to me: