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It’s raining cats, dogs and diapers! The intersections of rising pet ownership and LGBTQ+ coupledom

Gabb, Jacqui (2019). It’s raining cats, dogs and diapers! The intersections of rising pet ownership and LGBTQ+ coupledom. Families, Relationships, Societies, 8(2) pp. 351–357.

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Abstract

Over the past few years (2017-19) there has been a steep rise in queer parenthood and same-sex ‘marriage’ along with a significant increase in pet ownership in western countries. This paper will explore shifting trends in pet ownership and the ways that young LGBTQ+ couples are planning their futures together, around and through their pets. This futurity and investment in household often serves to consolidate heteronormativity and the traditional discourses of family planning.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 2046-7443
Keywords: LGBTQ; LGBTQ parenthood; human–animal relations; pet ownership; queer kinship
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Citizenship and Governance
Item ID: 62289
Depositing User: Jacqui Gabb
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 15:21
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 11:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/62289
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