On this blog you will find details about our favourite published work, details of events and discussions, and research projects by CPCS associates. Use the buttons at the top to visit the different areas of the Blog.
- As part of her time as Visiting Fellow with The Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, Joan Wolf gave an Open Lecture at the University of Kent, ‘Is Breast Really Best? Breastfeeding, Motherhood, and the Politics of Care’ . A recording of the lecture is available here and the Q and A session here. You can read coverage of Joan’s lecture in spiked, The Observer, The Independent The New Statesman Mumsnet and listen to her on Radio 5 live (1 h 55m) There was also further coverage in: ‘The witches of breast milk need to back off’, Live chat, ‘Is breast best?’ and ‘Breast is best. Or is it?’ (with comment by Ellie Lee)
- ‘The politics of childbirth’ by Jennie Bristow in Reproductive Review
- Charlotte Faircloth, ‘When ‘breast is best’ meets shared parenting’, Working Mothers Magazine
- Interview with Frank Furedi, about his new book, Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust: The Jimmy Savile Scandal
- CPCS Associates on ‘Helicopter Parenting’ British children ‘babied’ by intrusive parents, says MP (with comments from Frank Furedi); BBC Radio 4, Call You and Yours: Parenting (with Ellie Lee and Oliver James and guests, and callers); Frank Furedi, University students, Are they toddlers or young adults? ; Susan Elkin, ‘Why don’t we encourage young people to grow up?’ (with comment from Frank Furedi)
- Assessing Child Welfare under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act: the New Law. The summary of the findings of this new ESRC-funded study carried out by CPCS’ Ellie Lee, Jan Macvarish and Sally Sheldon can be accessed here News release about the study. Write-up of an event held at the British Library to discuss the findings of the study, published in Bionews
- Our latest conference Monitoring Parents: Science, evidence, experts and the new parenting culture held at the University of Kent on 13th and 14th September 2011 generated a lot of media interest that you can read more about here