No Happy Endings: Practicing Care in Troubled Times

Angela Molloy Murphy
2020 Journal of Childhood Studies  
This article uses a multispecies inquiry to research the relations between human children and other-than-human animals, specifically, a piglet, in a home-based early childhood setting. The focus of this work is to activate critical posthumanism and common worlds scholarship to consider the ethics of relations of care in which the fate of the cared-for is uncertain. I draw on Puig de la Bellacasa's theory of care to consider the implications of our school community's care for the piglet, which
more » ... the piglet, which was offered freely and in full awareness of uncertain consequences and precarious futures.
doi:10.18357/jcs452202019735 fatcat:sqhhcmjnsfenpkb2gzuclw2a64