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  • Feeding Children inside and outside the home: critical perspectives 18TH March 2016, London, Bedford Square, Bloomsbury. Keynote speaker: Professor Anne Murcott (SOAS)  Deadline for abstracts: Friday 5th February. See here for further info
  • Conference: Policing Pregnancy: A one-day conference on maternal autonomy, risk and responsibility Wednesday 13 April 2016, Royal College of Physicians, London – a joint event from CPCS, birthrights and bpas. Details here
  • Jennie Bristow’s new book Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict, based on her doctoral research, is just out with Palgrave. Here’s some more information and more things to read on the theme of ‘generations’. The book has been reviewed in Times Higher Education and on spiked, and Times Higher Education has hosted a podcast debate between Jennie and former universities minister David Willetts on the problem of generations today.

  • Conference: Parenting and Personhood: Cross-cultural perspectives on expertise, family life and risk management This event is taking place on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June 2016 in Canterbury, UK. The conference is being held as part of the project, ‘Parenting Cultures and Risk Management in Plural Norway’. At the conference, findings from the project will be presented by the research team. The conference aims, however, to bring together researchers from various disciplines who are interested in the interplay between parenting cultures, personhood, expertise and risk management. Our aim is to provide a venue for genuinely interdisciplinary dialogue for those with common research interests.

    Read more about the aims of the Conference

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  • CPCS book: Parenting Culture Studies Why have the minutiae of how parents raise their children become routine sources of public debate and policy making? This book provides in-depth answers to these features drawing on a wide range of sources from sociology, history, anthropology and psychology, covering developments in both Europe and North America.An introductory film about the book by Dr Ellie Lee can be seen here, as well as about the individual chapters here. Further information here. The book is available to buy here.
  • Read this feature in Kent Magazine, celebrating three years of our Centre