“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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The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness by Donna J. Haraway
Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Companion Species Manifesto: The Companion Species Manifesto is about the implosion of nature and culture in the joint lives of dogs and people, who are bonded in “significant otherness. They are not just surrogates for theory, she says; they are not here just to think with. Neither are they just an alibi for other themes; dogs The Companion Species Manifesto is about the implosion of nature and culture in the joint lives of dogs and people, who are bonded in “significant otherness.
Analysis of Donna Haraway’s The Companion Species Manifesto.
Neither are they just an alibi for other themes; dogs are fleshly material-semiotic presences in the body of technoscience. They are here to live with. Partners in the crime of human evolution, they are in the garden from the get-go, wily as Coyote. This pamphlet is Haraway’s answer to her own Cyborg Manifestowhere the slogan for living on the edge of global war has to be not just “cyborgs for earthly survival” but also, in a more doggish idiom, “shut up and train.
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speceis How many pages does this manifesto actually have? Is the pages-long version present viral online legitimate or it’s only half of the book? Erica Williams It has pages, so the 65 pages-long manfiesto is missing the ending. See 1 conna about The Companion Species Manifesto….
Lists with This Book. Jan tje, James Payne rated it really liked it Shelves: Donna Haraway loves dogs. Oct 20, Christy rated it it was ok Shelves: With this manifesto, Haraway moves away from hte figure of the cyborg which made her famous and toward the figure of the companion species–specifically, the dog.
She attempts to do much the same thing with dogs that she did with cyborgs, saying: Unfortunately, Haraway’s new manifesto lacks the depth and complexity of her mids manifesto. Although she claims that the story of the relationship between dogs and humans, companion species, is one “of biopower and biosociality, as well as of technoscience,” she does little to illustrate this fact’s greater significance for either species.
She does, however, present a valuable counterbalance to common elements among some branches of animal rights and ecocritical movements, including the use of animals as metaphor, the habit of anthropomorphizing animals, and the tendency to assign rights to animals on the same basis that we assign rights to humans.
She says, first, “Dogs, in their historical complexity, matter here. Dogs are not an alibi for other themes; dogs are fleshly material-semiotic presences in the body of technoscience.
Dogs are not surrogates for theory; they are not here just to think with. They tne here to live with” 5. In other words, dogs are not mere metaphor; they carry weight and meaning of their own. 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” Following the ideas of Vicki Hearne, Haraway endorses the idea that “dogs obtain ‘rights’ in specific humans.
In relationship, dogs and humans construct ‘rights’ in each other, such as the right to demand respect, attention, and response” In these ways, Haraway’s manifesto provides interesting ways of thinking through companion species relationships, but it falls short of the theoretical rigor I had hoped for based on her earlier work.
Jun 16, Jen Hirt rated it really liked it. If you, like me, don’t think of your dog as spwcies “furbaby,” and you also cannot conceive of seriously calling yourself a “dog mom” or “dog dad,” and you happen hagaway be able to comprehend critical theory speciea time to time without wanting to throw the work across the room, then read this book.
Haraway says, and I admire her for it: 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 manfesto “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 room, then read this book. So few doonna actually say that. I want to paint it in giant block letters on the wall of the shelter where I volunteer.
She also argues that the ideal companionship with a dog comes out of training and work, not unconditional love which she calls abuse 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.
I needed to read it, to know that I’m not a curmugeon for refusing to think of pets as furbabies. Jul 03, Christine Leja rated it did not like it. 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.
I have respect for some of Haraway’s other work, but this piece was a frenetic jumble of half-formed ideas and gestures and thus a manifesto? I’m not sure who she imagines as her audience, besides herself.
The history of certain dog breeds is told in monotonous detail while she skates over dense theory with a few sentences. Speciws 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. This read like notes for a future project, and she admits as much near the end.
But where does that leave the reader? Why not just give the reader your manfesto list I can say, for example, that reading Vickie Hearne and Donald McCaig directly has more to offer. The connections she makes don’t amount to much besides asking us to replace cyborgs with dogs. Haraway lacks any kind of self-reflection here that does not celebrate her own background, practices, and critical position.
One small, glaring example: But this odd, opportunistic cmopanion to “the Church” allows her to situate herself as a wronged outsider rather than part of a system that did plenty of “Scorning” of its own Galileo? And, Catholicism is hardly the first entity to put forward the “word made flesh” connection she wants to claim.
Likewise, Haraway ignores the less PC aspects of the “dog breed club,” which is celebrated here. By overlooking the cost of pedigree dogs or the ethics mankfesto 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.
Harwway her section on “Sato” dogs from Puerto Rico, she collapses feral dogs and “mutts,” which are two entirely different issues: 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.
In some ways, I guess I’m Comoanion ideal audience: I’ve read many of her sources, known people who do agility and herding work, and am pretty well read in terms of feminist theory.
But this little volume just irritated me. Mar 16, Rob rated it it was ok Shelves: I’m not manifeto dog person. But even putting that aside, I didn’t really see the point to this book. Haraway wants to position the companion species as a kind of new model for humanity, and I think it’s an idea worth looking at. But instead of doing that, Haraway spends most of the book simply reeling off facts about various dog breeds and training techniques.
The value of this book is that it opens up a question that could help lead us to a more ecological way of living, but it refuses to really answer that question. As it is, it’s mostly just evidence that once you’re an Academic Name you can get any pet project sorry published, even if it’s just going on about your hobbies for a hundred pages. But the human-dog relationship is definitely not gonna mirror any other kin relationship imo, plus there’s the donnw that she clearly fucking loves dogs.
I’m about to read the cthulucene book for a class tho so maybe that will clarify more about Kin. Im just surprised since there is so much to unpack there -the part about loving a “kind” of dog rather than individual dogs Mar 07, Jacob added it Shelves: Harraway undergoes an exploration of Being with — Being with dogs as manifseto species.
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 maniffesto be able to participate in maifesto about how to go forward.
By mapping the breeding stories of Great Pyrenees, Australian Shepherds and Dona Rica’s Satos in vompanion second half of the book, we can understan Harraway undergoes an exploration of Being with — Being with dogs as companion species. By mapping the breeding stories of Great Pyrenees, Australian Shepherds and Puerto Rica’s Satos specues 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.
In the training stories, Harraway at the xonna in which the lived experience with dogs can take shape — through a training and speciees mix of creation of both human and dog. May 05, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it really liked it Shelves: Haraway is a titan of feminist studies of science and technology but did you also know that she’s a crazy dog lady? Meditations on feminist approaches to science studies intertwine with descriptions of dog training methods, and the ongoing conflict between AKC ‘purity’ and working dog hybridity.
I can’t say what I got out of this book. Honestly, I tend to take Haraway as performance art, an academic version of Lord Buckley. It’s cool, well-researched, and very flashy, but almost impossible to follow.
Feb 05, Christine rated speciws liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this read as it made me rethink relationships with my own dog. However, much of this read was not new as concepts of Kinship, Relationality, and Accountability between human and animals exists within Indigenous philosophies, theories, and epistemologies.
While I realize that Haraway has reached these concepts from another perspective, i. Jul 30, Jonna Higgins-Freese rated it liked it. Dogs are our kin.