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Nov 16
15:00 - 17:00
The Generation Wars
Centre for Parenting Culture Studies Forum
Jennie Bristow discusses her latest book

In this, the second forum of the autumn term from the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, Jennie Bristow discusses and takes questions on her latest book, 'The Sociology of Generations'. The book suggests that the enduring problem of generations remains that of knowledge: how society conceptualises the relationship between past, present and future, and the ways in which this is transmitted by adults to the young. Reflecting on Mannheim's seminal essay 'The Problem of Generations', the author explores why generations have become a focus for academic interest and policy developments today. Bristow argues that developments in education, teaching and parenting culture seek to resolve tensions of our present-day risk society through imposing an artificial distance between the generations. The forum will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of Sociology, Social Policy, Education, Family studies, Gerontology and Youth studies.


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