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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What’s new

  • Upcoming Event, ‘Abortion in Britain, Past, Present and Future’. Free to attend but please book here
  • 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. 

  • Pregnancy and Parenting Culture Read more about our work and events on this theme using the following links: Policing Pregnancy  and Abortion Research

  • Sociological Research Online Special Section ‘Making Parents across Borders’ edited by Charlotte Faircloth and Zeynep Gurtin, looking at the relationship between Assisted Reproduction and Parenting Culture

  • 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.