Every rose has its thorns: Domesticity and care beyond the dyad in ECEC
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Original versionAslanian, T. K. (2020). Every rose has its thorns: Domesticity and care beyond the dyad in ECEC. Global Studies of Childhood, 10(4). https://doi.org/10.1177/2043610620978508
Care is traditionally researched in ECEC as a dyadic, human phenomenon that relies heavily of tropes of females as care providers. The assumption that care is produced in dyadic relationships occludes material care practices that occur beyond the dyad. Drawing on Bernice Fisher and Joan Tronto’s care ethics and Karen Barad’s focus on the agency of materiality, I have sought to explore how care is produced outside of dyadic relations in ECEC and how that care relates to domestic practices and flourishing in ECEC.