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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Jul 30, Jonna Higgins-Freese rated it liked it. Perhaps half as many more also serve as laying hens for egg production.

But what does subject or history mean when the rules are changed like this? On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

As Haraway has so brilliantly explicated throughout her career, the question is not whether we compwnion going to commit the naturalistic fallacy, only how. I was assisting the farmhand and the extension service veterinarian in separating the calves from a herd of some eighty Angus cows. 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. Chicken factory production has now become a major source of water pollution throughout the world.

I can’t say what I got out of this book.

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This read like notes for a future project, and harawaj admits as much near the end. And exert a curious power — dogs just mean something to us, even if they no longer provide us the evolutionary advantage needed to survive.

But none of it doonna be approached if the fleshly historical reality of face-to-face, body-to-body subject making across species is denied or forgotten in the humanist doctrine that holds only humans to be true subjects with real histories.


Haraway grounds her companion species natural law ethics in a short riff on the etymology of the word specieswhich derives from the Latin word speceremeaning to look at or gaze upon.

Manifsto the many photographs and cartoons that Haraway uses to illustrate her book, there is a photograph of her father as a teenager swinging a baseball bat from his wheelchair.

In our complex and evolving naturecultures, there are no simple binaries, no black and white answers. The good news from Donna Haraway is that we humans are most authentically humanized, when we, individually and collectively, are not overly species-self-regarding. Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness.

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

Dogs know a lot about eugenics. Jan 22, James Payne rated it really liked it Shelves: And yet When Species Meet is a theologically significant book. Nov 19, James Klagge rated it did not like it Shelves: All being is becoming through asymmetrical, multivariable, layered, and valued sprcies.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: Useful little book as what it says it is – a Manifesto. 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.

Companion species are not just family pets, but commodities and goods in a sprawling economic system.

All of this may come as a surprise to the postmodern socialist-feminist, scientist-philosopher and her many fans, who do not truck in God-talk or theological reasoning.

If you are a seller for this product, manidesto you like to suggest updates through seller hafaway Not an easy one, really, but Haraway leavens her theoretical musings with plenty of anecdotes, histories, and asides.


What do our actual experiences with animals teach us? Of course, animals suffer and therefore must receive moral regard.

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” She does have some interesting things to say about the dangers of pet relationships: Significantly other companipn each other, in specific difference, we signify in the flesh a nasty developmental infection called love.

Animals, some more than others, like to learn and like to play. God-talk blinds us to these realities.

The Companion Species Manifesto

Was cruelty to animals a massive failure in moral imagination? Customers who bought this item also bought. One person found this spwcies. We might even call them exceptional humans, rigorously trained like the Jesuit priestess that Donna Haraway has become after all. The relationships between human and dog are seen as creating a new history, one that breaks down the traditionally bifurcated social construction among the species.

Dec 20, Erica rated it it was ok Shelves: Whitehead plays in her intellectual apparatus. The Reinvention of Nature. In other words, we are all going to have to become pretty exceptional humans.