Interrogating the geographies of the familiar: domesticating nature and constructing the autonomy of the modern home

@article{Kaika2004InterrogatingTG,
  title={Interrogating the geographies of the familiar: domesticating nature and constructing the autonomy of the modern home},
  author={M. Kaika},
  journal={International Journal of Urban and Regional Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={265-286}
}
  • M. Kaika
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
This article studies the western bourgeois home, and argues that its social construction as a familiar, autonomous, safe, private haven is predicated not only upon the exclusion of undesired social elements (anomie, homelessness, social conflict, etc.) but also upon the exclusion of undesired natural elements (cold, dirt, pollution, sewage, etc.). Using the domestication of water in the western world as a vehicle, the article analyses the historical-geographical process through which nature… Expand
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