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What’s new

  • Films from ‘Policing Pregnancy: Who should be a mother?’ are now on You Tube, you can access them from this page.
  • Feeding Children Inside and Outside the Home is published by Routledge this autumn. This collection, is brought together and edited by Vicki Harman, Benedetta Cappellini and Charlotte Faircloth. More details here
  • Infant Feeding This article in the Guardian examines contemporary debates about feeding babies, citing the work of CPCS.
  • Early Intervention: Adverse Childhood Experiences. In December 2017, the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee launched an Inquiry into the evidence-base for early years intervention, with a particular focus on programmes influenced by the concept of ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences’ (ACEs). CPCS associates collaborated to produce a submission which sets out some grounds on which the claims made about ACEs might be questioned.  Find out more, including links to the submission, 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.