This is a little book about the oldest relationship we humans have cultivated with another large animal—in something like the original interspecies space, as old or older than any other practice that might be called human. But it’s also about the role of this relationship in the attrition of life—especially social life—in late capitalism. As we become more and more obsessed with imagining ourselves as benevolent rescuers of dogs, it is increasingly clear that it is dogs who are rescuing us. But from what? And toward what? Exploring adoption, work, food, and training, this book considers the social as fundamentally more-than-human and argues that the future belongs to dogs—and the humans they are pulling along.
- rightsPortions of this book were previously published in Margret Grebowicz, “You Are Not the Boss of Your Dog,” Slate, September 21, 2021, https://slate.com/technology/2021/09/cesar-millan-dominance-theory-dog-training.html, and in Margret Grebowicz, “In Defense of the Dog Bowl,” The Philosophical Salon, January 27, 2020, https://thephilosophicalsalon.com/in-defense-of-the-dog-bowl/.
Rescue Me: On Dogs and Their Humans by Margret Grebowicz is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
- publisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
- publisher placeMinneapolis, MN
- restrictionsPlease see the Creative Commons website for details about the restrictions associated with the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
- rights holderMargret Grebowicz
- series number59
- series title