“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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Chapter Positive Bondage Mashes in references, overly complicated vocab and super long sentences. Haraway says, and I admire her for it: Even though the overall ideas are interesting, I feel the execution failed simply because Donna Haraway is biased and it shows.

With this manifesto, Haraway moves away from the figure of the cyborg which made her famous and toward the figure of the companion species–specifically, the dog. Harraway introduces several ideas about the ways humans and dogs interact, while including the usual philosophical and historical background to help situate this relationship in the larger world.

Analysis of Donna Haraway’s The Companion Species Manifesto.

She focuses her writing on her favorite dog breeds, the Great Pyrenees and the Australian Shepard. Dogs and humans have shaped and formed each other, carry records of our interactions in their genomes. Visit our Help Pages. Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness.

Harraway undergoes an exploration of Being with — Being with dogs as companion species. Dogs are our kin.

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

In some ways, I guess I’m Haraway’s ideal audience: I realize that the manifesto was meant to be anecdotal, and more of a personal reflection than anything else, I found it hard to read due to the lack of supporting evidence. I need to learn to inhabit histories, not disown them, least of all through the cheap tricks of puritanical critique.


This seems to be a better point to prioritize: It is a fun experiment that makes evident Compabion true love for dogs, and her own dog especially. Honestly, I tend to take Haraway as performance art, an academic version of Lord Buckley.

The later portions are somewhat interesting. Open Preview See a Problem? We entered the modern era in terms of sociality. I just really dislike her style of writing. At the very least we allow ourselves to be disappointed, because unconditional love simply does not exist. Apr 21, Justiina Dahl rated it really liked it. Neither are they just an alibi for other themes; dogs are fleshly material-semiotic presences in the body of technoscience.

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. More intriguing and more encompassing but in the same line as her Cyborg work, this short text is an interesting philosophical exercise for thinking through the human relationship with dogs–and other ‘Others’ as well, as the title suggests.

Feb 05, Christine rated it liked it Shelves: Neither are they just an alibi for other themes; dogs are fleshly material-semiotic presences in the body of technoscience. 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. 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 where does that leave the reader? Dogs are not surrogates for theory; they are not here just to think with. The Companion Species Manifesto: I want to paint it in giant block letters on the wall of the shelter where I volunteer. I gave this book 5 stars simply on the conceptual framework it offers to a wide range of human Following the ideas of Vicki Hearne, Haraway endorses the idea that “dogs obtain ‘rights’ in specific humans.

Jul 09, Kars rated it really liked it Shelves: Both depend on human convenience. Quitando la historia de los perros pastores del Pirineo, me ha dado todo bastante igual.

Analysis of Donna Haraway’s The Companion Species Manifesto. | Animals: Thinking Human

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But even putting that aside, I didn’t dinna see the point to this book. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: But the human-dog relationship is definitely not gonna mirror any other kin relationship imo, plus there’s the fact that she clearly fucking loves dogs. She opens by claiming that stories are mainfesto than ideologies, and shares with the reader many stories from the dog world, in hopes of establishing an argument of pathos.