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What’s new

  • The academic year 2020-21 marks 10 years of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies Follow this link for more information about our story and planned events, including the book launch of The Problem with Parenting: How Raising Children is Changing Across America by Nancy McDermott
  • See reflections from research programme leaders, PhD candidates, writers, campaigners and service providers on 10 years of the Centre. These include Professor Hilde Danielsen (Norce, Bergen), Professor Claude Martin (CNRS, Rennes), Claire Murphy ( CEO, BPAS), The Infant Feeding Alliance and Lenore Skenazy (Free-Range Kids)
  • Couples’ Transitions to Parenthood: Gender, Intimacy and Equality has just been published, written by Charlotte Faircloth. More info about this strand of CPCS’s work here. Charlotte’s first monograph, Charlotte Faircloth’s first monograph ‘Militant Lactivism? Attachment Parenting and Intensive Motherhood in the UK and France’ has also just been released in paperback with Berghahn Books
  • The Corona Generation: Coming of age in a crisis has just been published, written by Jennie Bristow and her daughter Emma Gilland.
  • Childhood, Wellbeing and ParentingView details of this project, led by Professor Claude Martin. A special issue of the journal Lien Social et Politiques, titled ‘Parental determinism in question: the “parentalization” of the social’ is now out, with a paper by Ellie Lee and Jan Macvarish on ‘The helicopter parent and the paradox of intensive parenting’ (in French) 
  • Generations: what’s in the concept and how should it be used? An interdisciplinary network led by Jennie Bristow and Helen Kingstone has Wellcome Trust funding for a series of three workshops in 2020.
  • ‘Stop Mugging Grandma: The ‘Generation Wars’ and Why Boomer Blaming Won’t Solve Anything’ New book by CPCS’s Jennie Bristow just published. Info here
  • 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. See more information about the book, and buy it here

  • Read this feature in Kent Magazine, celebrating three years of our Centre.