Dr Jennie Bristow


NameDr Jennie Bristow
Job titleSenior Lecturer
Research instituteSchool Of Law, Policing And Social Sciences

Research outputs

The Corona generation: coming of age In A crisis

Bristow, J. and Gilland, E. 2020. The Corona generation: coming of age In A crisis. Zer0 Books (John Hunt Publishing).

“Helicopter parents”, higher education, and ambivalent adulthood

Bristow, J. 2020. “Helicopter parents”, higher education, and ambivalent adulthood. Revue des politiques sociales et familiales.

Generational Encounters with Higher Education The academic–student relationship and the university experience

Cant, S., Bristow, J. and Chatterjee, A. 2020. Generational Encounters with Higher Education The academic–student relationship and the university experience. Bristol Bristol University Press.

Post-Brexit boomer blaming: The contradictions of generational grievance

Bristow, J. 2020. Post-Brexit boomer blaming: The contradictions of generational grievance. The Sociological Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038026119899882

The real meaning of ‘OK Boomer’

Bristow, J. 2019. The real meaning of ‘OK Boomer’. Spiked.

Have the old stolen young people’s futures? Our contributors debate

Bristow, J. and Willetts, D. 2019. Have the old stolen young people’s futures? Our contributors debate. Prospect.

Ageism is putting all our retirements at risk

Bristow, J. 2019. Ageism is putting all our retirements at risk. Spiked.

The graduate generation: how students navigate the contradictions of higher education.

Bristow, J. 2019. The graduate generation: how students navigate the contradictions of higher education.

Are students these days more fragile?

Bristow, J., Cant, S. and Chatterjee, A. 2019. Are students these days more fragile?

The graduate generation: how students navigate the contradictions of higher education.

Bristow, J., Cant, S. and Chatterjee, A. 2019. The graduate generation: how students navigate the contradictions of higher education.

Who cares about the university?

Bristow, J., Cant, S. and Chatterjee, A. 2018. Who cares about the university?

Knowledge, scholarship, and the ‘schoolification’ of the University

Bristow, J., Cant, S. and Chatterjee, A. 2019. Knowledge, scholarship, and the ‘schoolification’ of the University.

Stop mugging Grandma : the 'generation wars' and why boomer-blaming won't solve anything

Bristow, J. 2019. Stop mugging Grandma : the 'generation wars' and why boomer-blaming won't solve anything. New Haven Yale University Press.

The futility of generation wars

Bristow, J. 2019. The futility of generation wars. Spiked.

The toddlers have taken over

Bristow, J. 2019. The toddlers have taken over. Spiked.

Everyone’s a loser in today’s fabricated generation wars

Bristow, J. 2018. Everyone’s a loser in today’s fabricated generation wars. City AM.

Buying off young people

Bristow, J. 2018. Buying off young people. Spiked.

Don’t turn Britain’s schools into mental health centres

Bristow, J. 2018. Don’t turn Britain’s schools into mental health centres. Discursive of Tunbridge Wells.

This strike reminds us what universities are for

Bristow, J. 2018. This strike reminds us what universities are for. Spiked.

Time for a truce in the 'generation wars'

Bristow, J. 2018. Time for a truce in the 'generation wars'. Spiked.

Why are today's students so fragile?

Bristow, J. 2017. Why are today's students so fragile?

Is it time to resist calls for more mental health interventions in education

Bristow, J. 2017. Is it time to resist calls for more mental health interventions in education.

Universities and the construction of a new generation gap

Bristow, J. 2017. Universities and the construction of a new generation gap.

Constructing the 'perfect pregnancy' today

Bristow, J. 2017. Constructing the 'perfect pregnancy' today.

What should schools teach?

Bristow, J. 2017. What should schools teach? Spiked.

After Grenfell: more health and safety?

Bristow, J. 2017. After Grenfell: more health and safety? Spiked.

The manipulative flattery of the youth vote is demeaning to young people and bad for politics

Bristow, J. 2017. The manipulative flattery of the youth vote is demeaning to young people and bad for politics. LSE British Politics and Policy.

Pregnant women don’t need a blanket ban on drinking. They need the facts

Bristow, J. 2017. Pregnant women don’t need a blanket ban on drinking. They need the facts. Guardian.

The promotion of 'generational equity' is a divisive pursuit

Bristow, J. 2017. The promotion of 'generational equity' is a divisive pursuit. European Financial Review.

Policing pregnancy: the new attack on women's autonomy

Bristow, J. 2017. Policing pregnancy: the new attack on women's autonomy. Spiked.

From Brexit to the pensions crisis, how did the Baby Boomers get the blame for everything?

Bristow, J. 2017. From Brexit to the pensions crisis, how did the Baby Boomers get the blame for everything? LSE British Politics and Policy.

Codes of love: romance in the digital age – tech podcast

Green, L., Bristow, J. and Weigel, M. 2016. Codes of love: romance in the digital age – tech podcast.

Understanding Trump voters

Bristow, J. 2016. Understanding Trump voters. Spiked.

Generations and the intimate politics of reproduction

Bristow, J. 2016. Generations and the intimate politics of reproduction.

Baby Boomers and the discourse of parental irresponsibility

Bristow, J. 2016. Baby Boomers and the discourse of parental irresponsibility.

The making of ‘Boomergeddon’: The construction of the Baby Boomer generation as a social problem in Britain

Bristow, J. 2016. The making of ‘Boomergeddon’: The construction of the Baby Boomer generation as a social problem in Britain. British Journal of Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12206

What is a citizen?

Bristow, J. 2016. What is a citizen? Spiked.

Theresa May, forget social justice – give us politics

Bristow, J. 2016. Theresa May, forget social justice – give us politics. Spiked.

The generation wars

Bristow, J. 2016. The generation wars. Spiked.

Remain voters, quit the granny-bashing

Bristow, J. 2016. Remain voters, quit the granny-bashing. Spiked.

The sociology of generations: new directions and challenges

Bristow, J. 2016. The sociology of generations: new directions and challenges. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.

Don’t tell young people how to talk to gran

Bristow, J. 2016. Don’t tell young people how to talk to gran. Spiked.

What we lose when Baby Boomers die

Bristow, J. 2016. What we lose when Baby Boomers die. Spiked.

Rules about how to behave in pregnancy diminish women’s freedom

Bristow, J. and Lee, E. 2016. Rules about how to behave in pregnancy diminish women’s freedom. The Conversation.

Policing pregnancy is bad for babies

Bristow, J. 2016. Policing pregnancy is bad for babies. Spiked.

Suffragettes: women in public

Bristow, J. 2015. Suffragettes: women in public.

Millennial terrorism comes of age

Bristow, J. 2015. Millennial terrorism comes of age. Spiked.

Parents! Make the right kind of friends – or else

Bristow, J. 2015. Parents! Make the right kind of friends – or else. Spiked.

Blaming the Baby Boomers does today’s young people no favours

Bristow, J. 2015. Blaming the Baby Boomers does today’s young people no favours. The Conversation.

Helicopter or hands-off: today’s parents can’t seem to win

Bristow, J. 2015. Helicopter or hands-off: today’s parents can’t seem to win. The Conversation.com.

After the election: beware the politics of generationalism

Bristow, J. 2015. After the election: beware the politics of generationalism. spiked.com.

Baby boomers and generational conflict

Bristow, J. 2015. Baby boomers and generational conflict. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.

Schooling goes back to the future

Bristow, J. 2015. Schooling goes back to the future. Spiked.

How fear of offending has trumped freedom of speech among today’s young people

Bristow, J. 2015. How fear of offending has trumped freedom of speech among today’s young people. The Conversation.com.

Looking back, thinking forward

Bristow, J. 2015. Looking back, thinking forward. Conscience. 36 (1), pp. 26-28.

'Edge of Eternity': before freedom was feared

Bristow, J. 2014. 'Edge of Eternity': before freedom was feared. Spiked.

Parenting culture studies

Lee, E., Bristow, J., Faircloth, C. and Macvarish, J. 2014. Parenting culture studies. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.
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