Manifestly Haraway by Haraway Donna J. Wolfe Cary
Electrifying provocative and controversial when first published thirty years ago Donna Haraway's 'Cyborg Manifesto' is even more relevant today when the divisions that she so eloquently challenges--of human and machine but also of gender class race ethnicity sexuality and location--are increasingly complex. The subsequent 'Companion Species Manifesto' which further questions the human-nonhuman disjunction is no less urgently needed in our time of environmental crisis and profound polarization.Manifestly Haraway brings together these momentous manifestos to expose the continuity and ramifying force of Haraway's thought whose significance emerges with engaging immediacy in a sustained conversation between the author and her long-term friend and colleague Cary Wolfe. Reading cyborgs and companion species through and with each other Haraway and Wolfe join in a wide-ranging exchange on the history and meaning of the manifestos in the context of biopolitics feminism Marxism human-nonhuman relationships making kin literary tropes material semiotics the negative way of knowing secular Catholicism and more.The conversation ends by revealing the early stages of Haraway's 'Chthulucene Manifesto' in tension with the teleologies of the doleful Anthropocene and the exterminationist Capitalocene. Deeply dedicated to a diverse and robust earthly flourishing Manifestly Haraway promises to reignite needed discussion in and out of the academy about biologies technologies histories and still possible futures.