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Video of Brid Featherstone's lecture on Fathering and Austerity now available!

This keynote was part of the CCIG Lecture series on 'Being on the line: citizenship, identities and governance in times of crises'.

This lecture was given by Prof Brigid Featherstone on the 6th of November, 2013. Brigid interrogated policy developments on fathering in the current climate of austerity. She discussed the implications for social justice with a particular focus on gender and generation.

Brigid is the author of Contemporary fathering: theory, policy and practice (Policy Press). She recently co-led a research project with Esther Dermott (University of Bristol) and Jacqui Gabb (OU) that explored how non-resident fathers negotiate intimate practices in the context of risk (funded by the British Academy). She is currently a co-investigator on Beyond  Male Role Models? Gender Identities and work with young men , an  ESRC-funded research project led by The Open University in partnership with Action for Children.

The discussants for the lecture were Margaret O’Brien and Cathy Ashley.

Professor Margaret O’Brien is Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the University of London.This Unit carries out research related to children and young people in and outside their families.She is one of the UK representatives on the International Network on Parental Leave Policy and Research.

Cathy Ashley is the Chief Executive of Family Rights Group, a charity that advises families whose children are involved with or need children’s services because of welfare needs or concerns.



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