Dr Simon Griffiths and Emma McKay of the British Academy’s Policy Centre discuss Professor Pat Thane FBA’s new overview of changing family patterns.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, No. 16 (October 2010).
Recent press reports have highlighted research on the location of Britain’s earliest house. Chantal Conneller, Nicky Milner and Barry Taylor provide further information on the British Academy-supported excavations at Star Carr.
On 23 September 2010, in his Joint British Academy/British Psychological Society Lecture, Professor David Uzzell argued that behaviour-change approaches to climate change need to take account of the societal context that gives rise to the values and attitudes that drive our behaviours. As consumers, our preferences and actions – and as a consequence our greenhouse gas emissions and the impact we have on the environment – are shaped by the products and opportunities we are offered, which create new desires and
preferences. In this following extract, Professor Uzzell looks at the societal forces influencing our practices and identities as workers.
In June 2010, the British School at Rome held a conference on ‘Language, space and otherness in Italy since 1861’. The conference organiser, Professor David Forgacs, explains how defining ‘the other’ has helped shape the Italian identity.