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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- Parenting culture and feeding babies: a one-day symposium. Thursday 25 May 2023, University of Kent, Canterbury. Find out more and booking details.
- 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 ‘Beyond ‘the choice to drink’ in a UK guideline on FASD: the precautionary principle, pregnancy surveillance, and the managed woman’, by Ellie Lee, Jennie Bristow, Rachel Arkell and Clare Murphy in Health, Risk and Society (open access). The paper is part of the collaborative project with CRRC, ‘After Choice: FASD and the ‘managed woman’’.
- Couples’ Transitions to Parenthood: Gender, Intimacy and Equality by Charlotte Faircloth is out now. More info about this strand of CPCS’s work here. Charlotte’s first monograph, ‘Militant Lactivism? Attachment Parenting and Intensive Motherhood in the UK and France’ is also now out in paperback with Berghahn Books.
- Read The Corona Generation: Coming of age in a crisis by Jennie Bristow and her daughter Emma Gilland and visit out page on Generations here.
- 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.
Read this feature in Kent Magazine from when CPCS started out.