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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For the following week the bucolic countryside was filled with the mournful moans of mothers and calves, calling out for each other, grieving over this forced separation. 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 room, then read this book.

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. Dec 20, Erica rated it it was ok Shelves: Honestly, I tend to take Haraway as performance art, an academic version of Lord Buckley. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This seems to be a better point to prioritize: It is a fun experiment that makes evident Haraway’s true love for dogs, and her own dog especially.


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I’m about to read the cthulucene book for a class tho so maybe that will clarify more about Haaraway. It is all nature and all nurture; there is no dichotomy, this is true of tadpoles and toddlers. Chapter Positive Bondage Mashes in references, overly complicated vocab and super long sentences. And, Catholicism is hardly the first entity to put forward the “word made flesh” connection she wants to claim. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Dogs are not surrogates for theory; they are not here just to think with.

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This struck me because — it’s true that we don’t have a good way to talk about what dogs mean to us; this shows up whenever someone’s dog dies, and that person is devastated, and yet even to those of us who have experienced it ourselves and take it seriously, it doesn’t seem like a serious form of grief.

This gerunding God is also a fusion of categories, the word and the flesh joined in semiotic materiality. Eventually, Frank Haraway was able to get around quite proficiently on crutches, more proficient than most people were on their feet.

Communion species are transubstantiations, both liturgical and real. Haraway has earned quite a cult following among rebellious graduate students and faculty throughout the humanities and social sciences. She does manofesto to remind us that everything in our experience and universe is both ontologically relational and epistemologically relational. But even putting that aside, I didn’t really see the point to this book.

They are not just surrogates for theory, she says; they are not here just to think with.

It was just the right mix of theory and very pragmatic discussion to appeal to anyone from the reader who just plain loves dogs And her metaphysics, like all others, has theological content and import. What is fundamentally real, says Whitehead, are not things, but events.


When we focus our intellect, our passions, and our energies on the myriad complexities of godinuniverse, we become exceptional humans who are respectful of our many relations and significant others.

With this manifesto, Haraway moves away from the figure of the cyborg which made her companiob and toward the figure of the companion species–specifically, the dog.

A good quick read for those with non-human friends, family, and acquaintances. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: Animals, some more than others, like to learn and like to play. What is at stake in this long list of questions are the practices of hunting, killing, breeding, feeding, petting, healing, selling, enslaving, aborting, euthanizing, sterilizing, imprisoning, drugging, vivisecting, torturing, terrorizing, and eating animals.

These cyborg hybrids and companion species relationships are asymmetrical and multivalent. Useful little book as what it says it is – a Manifesto. Working with dogs helps us learn to attend to and understand the other. From a dog lover’s perspective, she explores the meaning of science, the training of dogs, and the meaning of relationships with other beings.

She advocates multiocular epistemologies of seeing from as many different perspectives as possible.