Parenting culture, childhood, and adult-child relations in the contemporary age

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedDeltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus


Whilst 'Parenting Culture' and 'Childhood' are now well-established fields of multi-disciplinary social science scholarship, so far, the tensions and resonances between these two bodies of work have not been significantly explored, particularly in global contexts. Taking ‘adult-child relations’ as the locus of this comparison, this symposium, organised by Charlotte Faircloth and Rachel Rosen (based in the Department of Social Science, University College London) brings together novel contributions from scholars working in both of these fields, and who are interested in creating connections between them. The papers explore the ways contemporary cultures of childhood intersect with parenting cultures, and vice versa, especially as they relate to notions of risk and responsibility (Lee et al 2014), highlighting their local manifestations and global reach. Furthermore, they trace recent shifts in political and economic circumstances of family life as they relate to gender, generation, and neoliberalisation e.g. (re)familisation, privatisation, and the shifting international division of care labour (Rosen & Newberry 2018). In so doing, the papers highlight the multi-directional, intergenerational, and transnational engagements which characterise parent-child relationships and adult-child relations more broadly (Alanen & Mayall 2001; Baldassar & Merla 2014). The papers presented at the workshop focus on local and transnational aspects of parent-child relationships. They prompt, and in some cases directly engage in, cross-cultural comparison, drawing on research in a range of geographical locations to expose both the continuities and differences of contemporary family life in a globalized age. Please register via the UCL STORE. There will be a nominal £10 fee to cover lunch and refreshments. We have a limited number of travel bursaries available for non-stipended participants. If you would be interested in this support, please email by 19th April 2018 with a short description of your research interests and saying why you would like to attend. We are particularly interested in supporting participants whose research is transnational in focus and participants who come from under-represented groups in academia.
Periode23 maj 2018
PlaceringLondon, StorbritannienVis på kort


  • Family life
  • Childhood
  • Parenthood
  • moral