Gender and parenting culture: Intensive fatherhood?

3 April 2009

Dept of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane, New Museums Site

Changing Parenting Culture  ESRC Second Seminar

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9.15 - 9.45

Registration  (Coffee provided)

9.45 - 10.00

Welcome and Introduction to the day
Dr Ellie Lee, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Kent 

10.00 - 11.30

Session 1
 Intensive fatherhood?: The inclusion dynamic

Chair: Dr Ellie Lee 

Prof Brid Featherstone, Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, Bradford University 
Contemporary Fathering: Theory, Policy and Practice

Prof Gayle Letherby,  Professor of Sociology, Plymouth University
Young fathers

Discussant:  Dr Jan MacVarish, Research Associate, CHSS, University of Kent

11.30 - 11.45

Tea/Coffee Break

11.45 - 13.15 

Session 2
Intensive fatherhood?: Experience and culture

Chair: Zeynep Gurtin-Broadbent, PhD Student, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge 

Dr Esther Dermott, Department of Sociology, University of Bristol
Intimate fatherhood

Charlotte Faircloth, PhD Student, Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Attachment parenting, gender roles and (in)equalities of care

13.15 - 14.15

Lunch (Centre for Family Research, Free School Lane)

14.15 - 15.30 

Session 3
Fatherhood and legal change: Joint birth registration

Chair: Helen Reece, Reader in Law, Birkbeck College, University of London

Prof Sally Sheldon, Professor of Law, University of Kent
Unmarried Fathers and Rights on Birth

Discussant: Dr Jonathan Ives, Centre for Biomedical Ethics, University of Birmingham 

15.30 - 15.45

Tea/Coffee Break

15.45 - 17.15

Session 4
Fathers’ rights and responsibilities

Chair: Dr Jude Browne, Executive Director, Cambridge University Centre for Gender Studies

Prof Richard Collier,  Professor of Law, University of Newcastle
Fatherhood and law: Fathers’ Rights movement

Discussant: Jennie Bristow, Journalist and Researcher, founder   

17.15 - 17.30


 Closing remarks: Dr Ellie Lee