Furry families: making a human–dog family through home

@article{Power2008FurryFM,
  title={Furry families: making a human–dog family through home},
  author={Emma R. Power},
  journal={Social \& Cultural Geography},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={535 - 555}
}
The last fifty years have seen dogs increasingly drawn into the home as family members. While the health and social implications of these relatings have been the focus of much research, the everyday practices by which more-than-human families are constituted have received little attention. The paper draws on interviews with, and diaries recorded by, new dog owners in 2006–2007. It highlights three ways that dogs became family in and through the home. First, describing dogs as ‘furry children… Expand
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