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.
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- Details of our most recent forum here. Thanks to Jennie Bristow and Matilda Gosling for leading such and an interesting and information discussion on gender, identity, teenagers and parenting culture.
- Parenting culture and feeding babies: a one-day symposium. Catch up with discussion from this event held in May 2023 at the University of Kent here
- Read about CPCS and our story and read reflections from research programme leaders, PhD candidates, writers, campaigners and service providers made to mark our 10 year anniversary.
- Watch recordings from our event Parenting before Children? Parenting culture, pregnancy and the ‘pre-conception period’ on YouTube.
- Read about our collaborative project with the Centre for Reproductive Research and Communication, ‘After Choice: FASD and the Managed Woman’
- Charlotte Faircloth is part of a team at UCL (with Katherine Twamley and Humera Iqbal) looking at the impact of Covid on family life. Family Life in a Time of Covid: International Perspectives has just been published by UCL Press! Read more about this strand of our work here Sign up for the launch (in London) on 17th October here
- Couples’ Transitions to Parenthood: Gender, Intimacy and Equality by Charlotte Faircloth was published in 2021. More info about this strand of CPCS’s work here.
- Visit our page on Generations here and read about a new book series with Bristol University Press edited by Jennie Bristow and Elisabetta Ruspini, Generations, Transitions and Social Change
- Childhood, Wellbeing and Parenting. View details of this project, led by Professor Claude Martin. Read a special issue of Lien Social et Politiques, titled ‘Parental determinism in question: the “parentalization” of the social’, with a paper by Ellie Lee and Jan Macvarish on ‘The helicopter parent and the paradox of intensive parenting’ (in French).
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. Look out for the new edition, coming in 2024!
Read this feature in Kent Magazine from when CPCS started out.