Lee, E.J. and Macvarish, Jan and Bristow, Jennie (2010) Editorial: Risk, health and parenting culture. Health, Risk and Society, 12 (4). pp. 293-300. ISSN 1369-8575.
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In this Editorial, we have three aims. We mainly aim to highlight the key issues raised in the papers that follow, and orient readers to some thematic and methodological connections between them. We have divided the papers into three thematic groups: expert-led constructions of the risk-managing parent; risk society and the development of parental identity with reference to food; and extending 'parenting' backwards. We explain what we mean by these themes and how each paper fits in. We also seek to explain the background to this special issue of Health Risk and Society, and we describe the seminar series that gave rise to it, and make some points about what we mean by the general subject area for that series, 'parenting culture'. Our final objective is to draw attention to a key point that emerges from the research discussed here, namely the importance of 'parenting' as a key site for the development of the risk-centred society and risk-consciousness.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research|
|Depositing User:||Ellie Lee|
|Date Deposited:||09 Aug 2010 16:57|
|Last Modified:||18 Jan 2012 14:10|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25247 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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