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Companions in Conversation

Donna J. Haraway

in Manifestly Haraway

Published by University of Minnesota Press

Published in print April 2016 | ISBN: 9780816650477
Published online January 2017 | e-ISBN: 9781452954332 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5749/minnesota/9780816650477.003.0003
Companions in Conversation

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“Companions in Conversation” is the rich textual record of a two-day, kitchen-table dialogue between long-term colleague-friends Donna Haraway and Cary Wolfe on the manifestos—their origins; receptions; rhetorics; critters; and intellectual, emotional, and political commitments. The conversation develops, as all good conversations do, well beyond its intentions, to plumb the resonances between affirmative biopolitics, secular Catholic material semiotics compared to secular Protestant doctrines of signification, posthumanism, and what Haraway names as her world, namely, “not posthumanism but compost.”

Keywords: Donna Haraway; Cary Wolfe; conversations; affirmative biopolitics; posthumanism; secular Catholicism; material semiotics

Chapter.  21885 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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