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Skip to search Skip to main content. Reporting from:. Your name. Your email. Send Cancel. Check system status. Toggle navigation Menu. Name of resource. Problem URL. Describe the connection issue. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. The companion species manifesto : dogs, people, and significant otherness.

Responsibility Donna J. Imprint Chicago, Ill. Physical description 60 p. Available online. Full view. Green Library. H37 Unknown. More options. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Summary "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". In all their historical complexity, Donna Haraway tells us, dogs matter. They are not surrogates for theory, she says; they are not here just to think with.

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

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Life is Ruff: The Ethics of Companion Animals According to Donna Haraway

Dogs have fulfilled many roles for us. This relationship is also obligatory and constitutive, or in other words, ethical. But surely, one might ask, dogs are not the only companion species? He loves belly rubs, long naps, and hunting lizards, bugs and roaches in the garage. In other words, power over bodies expresses itself through the construction of a scientific knowledge of species.

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