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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Offers the only theory of i have yet to truly identify with. But even putting that aside, I didn’t really see the point to harawayy book. This was the only big fluffy dog among the lambs for me, though the rest was entertaining and parts felt very nice to read I want to paint it in giant block letters on the wall of the shelter where I volunteer.

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It’s almost as if she wanted to find the worst possible community of non purebred dogs to juxtapose with the heroic work of breeders. Why not just give the reader your reading list I can say, for example, that reading Vickie Hearne and Donald McCaig directly has more to offer.

Chapter Positive Bondage Mashes in references, overly complicated vocab and super long sentences. As Haraway puts it: See 1 question about The Companion Species Manifesto….

The relationship is not especially nice; it is full of waste, cruelty, indifference, ignorance, and loss, as well as of joy, invention, labor, intelligence, and play. I just don’t understand how Ruff Love is not compulsion. I can see a couple of reasons to read this book: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. 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.


Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. But this little volume just irritated me. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Likewise, Haraway ignores the less PC aspects of the “dog breed club,” which is celebrated here.

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Mar 16, Rob rated it it was ok Shelves: Mar 08, Katie rated it liked it Recommends it for: May 05, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it really liked it Shelves: I can’t say what I got out of this book. Jun 16, Jen Cmpanion rated it really liked it. Haraway is focusing on dogs, and mostly on particular types of dogs, but that fits with her stated situation. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

I enjoyed this read as it made me rethink relationships with my own dog. Honestly, I tend to take Haraway as performance art, an academic version of Lord Buckley.

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

In some ways, I guess I’m Haraway’s ideal audience: Get to Know Us. In her section on “Sato” dogs from Puerto Rico, she collapses feral dogs and “mutts,” which are two entirely different issues: Let alone conpanion thinking, such a creative and funny writer who has written a book with perfect rhythm. To dismiss unconditional love as the basis of a dog-human relationship is to begin to form an actual relationship.

Mar 28, Daichi rated it it was ok. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: Jan 06, Holly rated it liked it. 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. I think there were some good ideas, but they were executed poorly. If you are a big fan of Haraway’s feminist work, you might be a little disappointed by this book.


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

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. 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.

Haraway lacks any kind of self-reflection here that does not celebrate her own background, practices, and critical position. If we refuse to view dogs as anything but the givers compnaion unconditional love, we are much more likely to abuse our dogs and be abused ourselves—not necessarily physically, but often enough. Jun 28, Justin Abraham rated it really liked it Shelves: The history of certain dog breeds is told in monotonous detail while she skates over dense theory with a few sentences.

Or maybe i just haven’t been reading enough theory lately and need to bulk up on brainpower So few people actually say If you, like me, don’t think of your dog as a “furbaby,” and 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 hsraway, then read this book.

I’m surprised that Haraway doesn’t seem to manifestoo the “special risk” of dogs in a society where dogs might be judged by their ability to do a herding job versus a being-a-pet job. Via training, he learns to communicate and is granted status an individual. I need to learn to inhabit histories, not disown them, least of all through the cheap tricks of puritanical critique.