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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Sure, and your point is?

Haraway is bizarrely unable to examine her own perspective here, instead using her considerable intellect to justify her clearly pre-determined positions, positions on the value of dogs and particular kinds of relationships with them that just happen to closely mirror her own dogs and relationships with dogs.

And yet, “[Dogs] are not a projection, nor the realization of an intention, nor the telos of anything. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Nov 24, David rated it really liked it Shelves: More intriguing and more encompassing but in the same line as her Cyborg work, this short sspecies is an interesting philosophical exercise for thinking through the human relationship with dogs–and other ‘Others’ as manivesto, as the title suggests. This may be truer in Western cultures, but there is a curious “emergent natureculture” emanating in modern society, one that sees human-pet relations as central to one’s being.

She seems to want to draw attention to the kind of communication and attention that are necessary to have a relationship with a dog. This read like notes for a future project, and she admits as much near the end.

The Companion Species Manifesto: When Species Meet Posthumanities. 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.

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The Companion Species Manifesto

Author doesn’t speciss her point very well. Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Sppecies about to read the cthulucene book maifesto a class tho so maybe that will clarify more about Kin.


Except in a party invitation or a philosophical discussion, ‘significant other’ won’t do for human sexual partners; and the term performs little better to house the daily meanings of cobbled together kin relations in dog land” The connections she makes don’t amount to much besides asking us to replace cyborgs with dogs.

In these ways, Haraway’s manifesto provides interesting ways of thinking through companion species relationships, but maniffesto falls short of the theoretical rigor I manifexto hoped for based on her earlier work.

In some ways, I guess I’m Haraway’s ideal audience: I like dogs so I enjoyed this, but Haraway could have done more to help readers connect her dog stories to larger issues. Infuriating would be an understatement. Dec 20, Erica rated it it was ok Shelves: Haraway is focusing on dogs, and mostly on particular types of dogs, but that fits with her hraway situation. I need to learn to inhabit histories, not disown them, least of all through the cheap tricks of puritanical critique.

One small, glaring example: Refresh and try again. And exert a curious power — dogs just mean something to us, even if they no longer provide us the evolutionary advantage needed to survive. They have to be. But even putting that aside, I didn’t really see the point to this book.

The animals and humans interact within curious sets of relationships. Jun 28, Justin Abraham rated it really liked it Shelves: Then she won me back manifetso her dorkily lengthy, mildy psychotic and undoubtably neurotic maxims on how to play a team sport with your pet.

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Naraway are loved and some are not, but their value does not depend on an economy of affection. So few people actually say that. But instead of doing that, Haraway spends most of the book simply reeling off facts about various dog breeds and training techniques.


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

Or maybe i just haven’t been reading enough theory lately and need to bulk up on brainpower Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Jul 03, Christine Leja rated it did not like it. In the training stories, Harraway at the ways in which the lived experience with dogs can take shape — through a training and relational mix of creation of both human and dog.

In other words, dogs are not mere metaphor; they carry weight and meaning of their own. Dogs are not only welcomed at some houses, they are expected, because they participate in the social structure we have created, a pack of humans and dogs with clearly delineated rules of social interaction and an equally clear, although often challenged hierarchy. The unemphasized but more interesting—because more generally applicable—sections of the work have to do with dog love and approaches to dog training.

Very portable – no electricity needed! They sppecies not just surrogates for theory, she says; they are not here just to think with. Haraway is bizarrely unable to examine her own perspective here, instead using her considerable intellect to justify her clearly pre-determined positions, positi It’s especially hard to be disappointed by your idols. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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