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AAGE was established in 1978 as an international network of anthropologists, sociologists, and other scientists working on issues of aging and the life course globally and cross-culturally. Learn about us and how to join our network

NEW issue of AAGE's journal!

The latest issue of Anthropology & Aging (vol 41 no 2) is now available free! This issue features a special section of 12 articles on “COVID-19 and Aging Bodies,” as well as a special issue collection on “The Ends of Life” guest edited by Iza Kavedzija.

For the Portfolio section, Iza interviews long-time AAGE member Sarah Lamb about her work on successful aging, decline, and her latest fieldwork project in India. AAGE founding member and retiring Professor Jay Sokolovsky is profiled in another commentary, discussing how he began his career and the twists and turns it took over the course of decades of dedicated work.Katherine Lambert-Pennington and Lyndsey Pender examine older African-American women’s foodways in their article, looking at the ways various traditions, experience, and thrift produce an important source of social capital in everyday activities.

Finally, catch up on the latest publications with over a dozen new book reviews. Join AAGE and keep the journal free!

2020 AAGE slow conference videos now available

The 11th Biennial AAGE Conference was a huge success! All members may now access videos and information about  all the talks. Follow this link to the conference program and links to videos.

Berghahn Books LogoBerghahn Books now offers, for all AAGE members, a 50% series discount on all print titles in their Life Course, Culture and Aging series, edited by Jay Sokolovsky.

There are 7 volumes in the series, including monographs and edited volumes.
If you are interested in contributing to the series, all submissions as well as any queries about the formal procedure, should be sent to Berghahn.

Book Review: Gilleard, Chris and Paul Higgs. Social Division and Later Life: Difference, Diversity and Inequality. Bristol Policy Press. 2020. pp 216. Price: $103.75 (Hardcover); $37.55 (eBook and Paperback)

Reviewed by Ashwin Tripathi (ashwin.tripathi@iitgn.ac.in) Humanities and Social Science; Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, India In Social Division and Later Life: Differences, Diversity and Inequality, Chris Gilleard and Paul Higgs (2020) emphasize the increasing heterogeneity of a growing group of older adults, here looking through the lens of social divisions to interrogate the diversity of […]