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Sociology of Children and Families

Series Editors: Esther Dermott and Debbie Watson, University of Bristol, UK

The Sociology of Children and Families international monograph series brings together the latest international research on children, childhood and families and pushes forward theory in Sociology of childhood and family life. Books in the series cover major global issues affecting children and families.

The series appeals to an international and interdisciplinary audience of academics, researchers and students across sociology, social policy, childhood and youth studies, social work, politics, social and cultural geography, children’s geographies and anthropology.

The series is international scope and welcomes submissions from books that are comparative, international or which engage with inter and cross-national literature and debates.

Download the proposal guidelines.

Call for proposals

Proposals are invited for books that include one or a range of the following:

  • Theorising family in the 21st Century
  • Theorising contemporary parenthood
  • Parenting, motherhood and fatherhood
  • Theorising childhood
  • Family and childhoods in a global context
  • Family form (e.g. same sex parenting, step parenting, lone parent, extended families, and blended families)
  • Children’s everyday lives
  • Marriage and partnership (and divorce)
  • Transnational families and cross-cultural relationships
  • Friendship
  • Demographic change
  • Researching families
  • Researching childhoods
  • Family policy and politics
  • Families and fertility (e.g. reproductive technologies)
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Families, children and education
  • Growing up/growing older in a digital age

Contact regarding proposals
If you would like to submit a proposal, or to discuss ideas, then please contact the series editors: Esther Dermott: esther.dermott@bristol.ac.uk; Debbie Watson: Debbie.watson@bristol.ac.uk. You can also download our book proposal guidelines here. (Word)

International Editorial Advisory Board
Harry Brighouse, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
Sara Eldén, University of Lund, Sweden
Mary Jane Kehily, The Open University, UK
Zsuzsa Millei, University of Tampere, Finland
Tina Miller, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Meredith Nash, University of Tasmania, Australia
Emiko Ochiai, Kyoto University, Japan
Gillian Ranson, University of Calgary, Canada
Anna Sparrman, Linköping University, Sweden
Ulrike Zartler, University of Vienna, Austria