25 Oct 2010 /

the companion species manifesto: dogs, people, and significant otherness

By donna haraway

Donna Haraway is Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, United States. She is the author of numerous books and essays including the 1985 landmark, "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century”. Haraway earned a Ph. D. in the Department of Biology at Yale in 1972 with a dissertation on roll played by metaphor in shaping research of developmental biology during the twentieth century.

“This manifesto explores two questions flowing from this aberration and legacy: 1) how might an ethics and politics committed to the flourishing of the significant otherness be learned from taking dog-human relationships seriously; and 2) how might stories about dog-human worlds finally convince brain-damaged U.S. Americans, and maybe other historically less challenged people, that history matters in…”

Published by Prickley Paradigm Press, Chicago, 2003

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