“Be[a]ware of the Dog”: A Post‐Humanist Approach to Housing

@article{Franklin2006BeawareOT,
  title={“Be[a]ware of the Dog”: A Post‐Humanist Approach to Housing},
  author={Adrian Franklin},
  journal={Housing, Theory and Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={23},
  pages={137 - 156}
}
  • A. Franklin
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Housing, Theory and Society
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