Cris Townley

Postgraduate Research Student

Thesis Title

How family and parenting identity influence participation in community playgroups

Supervisors

Summary

I explore how parenting and family identity influences participation in, and choices about, attending Australian community (volunteer) playgroups, and how parents talk about sameness and difference. I take a mixed methods approach of contemporary and historical interviews, including interviews with parents in playgroups, and demographic analysis of membership data.