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Those Who Come Early

Generations in Japan are fragmented. Society lacks structures to create solidarities between them (which is a very Western, and thus foreign idea anyway). Is it naïve to think the brutal fact of a higher COVID-19 mortality rate for the aged might inspire sympathy rather than division? The criticism aimed at seniors queueing at drugstores has been just one of the everyday side-effects of COVID-19, one that naturalizes moral judgements against older bodies in public spaces.

Call for additional contributions: “The Age of COVID-19” series

Dear colleagues, Here’s hoping that you and yours are keeping safe and well. And hoping also that you have seen and appreciated the eight installments (so far) in the “Age of COVID-19” blog post series, a collaborative effort between AAGE and Somatosphere. If not, you can find it on our AAGE site, or on Somatosphere. […]