This academic pamphlet from Donna Haraway describes dog writing as “a branch of feminist theory, or the other way around.”. Buy The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People and Significant Otherness (Paradigm) 2nd ed. by Donna J Haraway (ISBN: ) from. The Companion Species Manifesto has ratings and 36 reviews. In all their historical complexity, Donna Haraway tells us, dogs matter. They are not just.

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A book filled with fascinating insights on the relationships between humans and animals that questions how much of our understanding of being “human” is dependent of our four legged friends. Via training, he learns to communicate and is granted status an individual. In relationship, dogs and humans construct ‘rights’ in each other, such as the right to demand respect, attention, and response” As my first time reading Donna Haraway I’m quite disappointed. The page text is supplement by almost pages of footnote citations and annotations, which are every harawag as interesting as the twelve chapters.

Love and desire and oppression and abuse of power are all interfolded together. Jun 13, Jessica Maginity rated garaway liked it Shelves: Was it really possible to eat animals without also participating in the outsourcing of just such cruelty?

Then she won me back with her dorkily lengthy, mildy psychotic and undoubtably neurotic maxims on how to play a team sport with your pet.

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I love inter-species communication and this concept of manifeato otherness”–plus I’ve been really into dogs lately–so I enjoyed this, but found it unnecessarily academic. Scientism is an ideology, a philosophy, and a faith in the power of scientific knowledge and techniques to eventually explain all phenomena. Very portable – no electricity needed! I would hardly call this a Manifesto given most of it is the author’s love for dogs.


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. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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

To dismiss unconditional love as the basis of a dog-human relationship is to begin to form an actual relationship. I turned my back, vomited on the ground, and went dutifully back to work. A common theme in most religious traditions is that we humans are too self-centered and selfish.

How does Donna Haraway help me better digest the cows and chickens that I have known and killed and the many more unknown critters who have entered my life through plastic wrapped purchases at the local Whole Foods and transitory dining experiences at the McDonalds of the world.

Suddenly, the Companon idea of a God who suffers with the Universe seems prescient. It was a visceral epiphany.

On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins. To be fair, two insights were helpful to me: No trivia or quizzes yet. I was no stranger to farm work, livestock, and comapnion, but on this occasion, I was having flash backs to the previous year in Germany and Poland, where I had worked with a German-church organization teaching German university vonna about the Holocaust.


He went on to pursue a successful career as sportswriter and imparted upon his daughter a love of words, storytelling, work, and a passion for sports, which she now pursues with her dogs, Cayenne and Roland. We are going to have to cultivate permanent moral and intellectual indigestion.

For an overview of process theology, go to http: They include complex economic interests and power disparities. 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.

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

We get some indication of where Haraway might go in developing a constructive theology of companion species in the role that A. In The Companion Species ManifestoHaraway spends a fair portion of the book in what seems to be a possible beginning of donnw future book; in honor of Foucault, she might name it “The Birth of the Kennel” Want to Read saving….

Jan 22, James Payne rated it really liked it Shelves: This seems to be a manifestoo point to prioritize: 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 approach.