“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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Haraway says, and I admire her for it: Prickly Paradigm Press, She attempts to explore otherness by examining the relationship between dogs and humans in a serious, critical tone.

Mar 07, Jacob added it Shelves: Her primary goal is to root through our relationships with dogs and break them down into the most primal urges and ideas. Unfortunately, Haraway’s new manifesto lacks the depth and complexity of her mids manifesto.

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.

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

In all their historical complexity, Donna Haraway tells us, dogs matter. In other words, dogs are not mere metaphor; they carry weight and meaning of their own. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? No place on the farm for a dog that didn’t do its job.


Additionally, when you talked about how she glazes over biological evidence instead of taking harawy time to do the research and providing a critical argument for the co-evolution of humans and dogs, I could not agree more.

There’s a story there. But instead of doing that, Haraway spends most of the book simply reeling off facts about various dog breeds and training techniques. Even though the overall ideas are interesting, I feel the execution failed simply thd Donna Haraway is biased and it shows. I enjoyed this read as it made me rethink relationships with my own dog. I cannot disown it by calling attention to its racially-tinged, sexually-infused, class-saturated, and colonial tones and structures.

Jan 08, Michelle Taylor added it. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? But where does that leave the reader?

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

This site uses cookies. Paperbackpages. I have respect for some of Haraway’s other hhe, but this piece was a frenetic jumble of half-formed ideas and gestures and thus a manifesto? It is a bit self-indulgent and a little messy, but I like the messiness of it if not the former part.

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

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. So few people actually say that.


This read like notes for a future project, and she admits as much near the end. In it, she advocates awareness of our co-evolutionary histories with companion species and with dogs specifically.

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Analysis of Donna Haraway’s The Companion Species Manifesto.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. A great price for an important treatise. Suggests ‘companion species’ as an alternative to the cyborg for thinking about how we humans coevolve with technology, and talks at length about dogs to illustrate the complexities of such an garaway.

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Jul 04, J Levy dnona it it was amazing Shelves: Why do we keep dogs, or any species for that matter? 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.