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Bristol University Press at the European Society on Family Relations conference

Welcome to our virtual ESFR Conference stand. We are sorry that we couldn't join you in person this year. We have created this virtual space to share highlights from our journals and books, including free articles from Families, Relationships and Societies.

If you enjoy these free articles, please consider recommending our journals to your librarian or ask them to sign up for a 3 month free trial.

We are also offering 50% off on all Sociology and Children, Young People and Families books for the duration of the conference. Use code ESFR21 at the checkout by midnight on 19 August.

Don’t miss the Meet the Publisher event at ESFR on Wednesday 18th August 1pm - 2pm BST where we will be introducing Families, Relationships and Society Journal and Sociology of Children and Families book series. 

Celebrating 10 years of Families, Relationships and Societies

FRS coverFamilies, Relationships and Societies (FRS) is a social science journal designed to advance scholarship and debate in the growing field of families and relationships across the life course. It explores family life, relationships and generational issues from interdisciplinary, social science perspectives, whilst maintaining a solid grounding in sociological theory and methods and a strong policy and practice focus.

To mark the journal’s 10th anniversary, we’re making highlights from the journal free to access throughout 2021, including a free collection of seminal articles from the journal,

'Realising the (troubled) family', 'crafting the neoliberal state'
Stephen Crossley

The 'family–work project': children's and parents' experiences of working parenthood
Jeni Harden et al.

The price of love: the prioritisation of childcare and income earning among UK fathers
Tracey Reynolds and Elisabetta Zontini 

Explore the full 10th Anniversary collection

Highly Cited articles

Enjoy free access to the articles contributing to our latest impact factor of 0.759. The collection is free to access until 31 August. 

Let's stop feeding the risk monster: towards a social model of 'child protection'
Brid Featherstone et al.

Parallels and ruptures in the neoliberal intensive parenting regime
Val Gillies

Resisting the commodification of intimate life? Paternal love, emotional bordering and narratives of ambivalent family consumerism from Scottish and Romanian fathers
Alexandra Macht

Go to the Highly Cited collection

Special issues

Volume 10 Number 1: Relationality in family and intimate practices
Guest Edited by Katherine Twamley, Andrea Doucet and Eva-Maria Schmidt

Volume 9 Number 1: Childhood, parenting culture, and adult-child relations in global perspectives
Guest edited by Charlotte Faircloth and Rachel Rosen

You might also enjoy our Most Read Article collection and free sample issue.

Want more from Families, Relationships and Societies? Follow @FRSJournal and sign up for the Families, Relationships and Societies newsletter to stay up to date. 

50% discount on books at ESFR

We are offering 50% off all Sociology and Children, Young People and Families books for the duration of the conference. Use code ESFR21 at the checkout by midnight on 19 August.

Highlights include:


Publish with us

To talk about your new publishing projects, book an appointment with our commissioning editors Shannon Kneis or Isobel Bainton at shannon.kneis@bristol.ac.uk or isobel.bainton@bristol.ac.uk. You can also visit our Author Hub for more information on publishing with us.

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