AAGE guide to #AAACASCA 2019!!

AAGE and AAA Age and the Life Course Interest Group joint events

The AAA meeting is coming up soon and promises to be bigger than ever! Take a look at our curated guide to the meeting or download and take with you. PDF below

Interlocutor Session: Parin Dossa

The Challenge of late life Care and Disability in Diaspora. This event begins with a celebration of recent books by our Interest Group members on aging and the life course. It continues with a conversation with Professor Dossa about her path breaking books Racialized Bodies and Disabling Worlds and the co-edited Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin Work. This work and research has a special focus on field work among Muslim women in the diaspora and recently on engagement with the context of palliative care. Jay Sokolovsky and Janelle Taylor will facilitate the conversation and discussion with the audience.
Friday (22) 12:15-1:45   Vancouver CC West 114

Globally, socioeconomic and political conditions have been compelling growing numbers of people to migrate, even as current regimes of (im)mobility constrain this movement. Increasingly, kin ties stretch across national borders, as families seek to adapt and develop new ways to ‘do family’ transnationally. In this reconfiguration, they mobilize information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as mobile phones, smartphones and computers, to manage family relations at a distance. The papers in this panel explore the role of ICTs in transnational family life, investigating particularly how such technologies shape informal caring relations. Beyond asking how care is maintained and facilitated by ICTs, we examine how it is transformed when care practices involve ICTs. In addition, we explore how ICTs shape the forms of verbal and non-verbal communication that make cross-border care possible and we examine how transnational families strategically use different ICTs to enact particular forms of care.

Friday (22) 2-3:45pm   Vancouver CC West Rm 118

Invited Session: Care Across Borders: Intergenerational Care through Digital Technologies in Transnational Family Life

Mentoring Session with Association of Senior Anthropologists

The goal of this “speed mentorship” event is to promote professional connections and conversations amongst more junior and senior scholars in the fields of studies of the life course, aging, and beyond. While junior scholars – including advanced graduate students and postdoctoral researchers –create networks within their home institutions and research and teaching engagements, actually meeting more senior scholars in conference settings can prove challenging. This workshop will present an opportunity for pre-selected mentees and mentors to engage in conversations in a comfortable structured group setting.
Friday (22) 2-3:45pm Vancouver CC East Rm 12

This general business meeting will have reports by the Interest Group committees and discussion of ideas for future AAA sessions, collaboration with other interest groups, future book and grant projects by members. Winners of the Margaret Clark Award for student papers will be announced.

Sat (23) 12:15-1:45pm     Vancouver CC West 114

Interest Group business meeting

Workshop: Methods for Disseminating and Translating Research to Action Across the Lifespan

The workshop will be organized into two sections: a) dissemination planning, and b) research-based intervention approaches. An international group of experienced facilitators will use a combination of brief lectures and individual and small group activities to enable participants to create their own dissemination and/or intervention plans based on their own settings, materials, and research results. Facilitators will use case examples across the lifespan as illustrations. Dissemination plans will include framing messages based on research results to target audiences including the study community as well as other users. Intervention development will include partnership creation, an intervention problem and model, analysis of intervention resources and approaches, and links to broader theory. All participants will examine the ethical considerations of their work.
Sat (23) 8-12 Vancouver CC East Rm 14

Full Schedule

AAGE member contributions are starred

12-1:45pm           Vancouver CC West Rm 109

Beyond the Pathological Brain: Emergence of Personhood and Sociality in Dementia through Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) – Cristina Douglas* (Univ Aberdeen)

12-1:45pm           Vancouver CC West Rm 215

Ambiguous Ethics of Care: Anthropological Entanglements with Social Work (Pt. 1)

2:15-4pm             Vancouver CC West Rm 215

Ambiguous Ethics of Care: Anthropological Entanglements with Social Work (Pt. 2)

2:15-4pm             Vancouver CC West Rm 209

Government, Non-State Actors, and Dementia Care: Negotiating a Sociopolitical Space for Elders with Dementia in Shanghai, China – Yan Zhang* (Case Western Reserve Univ)

2:15-4pm             Vancouver CC West Rm 110

Weaving the Webs of Care: An Ethnographic Study of Spousal Caregiving for Patients Receiving Life-Sustaining Treatment – Seokjoo Youn (Seoul National University)

 

2:15-4pm             Vancouver CC West, Ballroom A

Providing Care

Aftercare for Organ Recipients, Donors and Donor Families in Japan: Current Efforts from Individual to Governmental Struggles – Maria-Keiko Yasuoka* (Hokkaido U)

2:15 PM – 4:00 PM Vancouver CC WEST, Room 117

Care, Sociality, and the Life Course Across Space and Time

The Village Movement: An Under-Researched Phenomenon in the Anthropology of Aging – Karen Michaelson*

4:30-6:15PM       Vancouver CC West, Room 204

Panel: New Directions in Psychological Anthropology

Mobility Regimes in Pursuit of “Good” Old Ages: Examining Older Puerto Rican Adults’ Migration Narratives – Brooke Jespersen (Case Western Reserve University)

8-9:45pm             Vancouver CC East Rm 13

Thinking in Images. Perplexing Particulars and Imagistic Anthropology

Still held by Locham in the wheelbarrow: Melting stereotypes with images – Lotte Meinert (Aarhus University)

Expressing without Formulating – Sound Images at a Danish Dementia Ward – Lone Grøn (VIVE)

8-9:45am             Vancouver CC West Rm 301

Traces of Care: Embracing Ambivalence and Sustaining Attention in Climates of Concern (Part 1)

Discussant: Janelle Taylor*

 

8:00-9:45AM      Vancouver CC West, Room 112

Panel: The Lifespan of Ethnographic Reports: The Importance of Revisits (Part 1)

Eating from One Pot: Food and Social Change among Samia People in Western Kenya – Maria Cattell (Field Museum of Natural History)

 

8-9:45am             Vancouver CC West Rm 111

Engaging Potentiality: Re/generation (Part 1)

10:15-12pm        Vancouver CC West Rm 111

Engaging Potentiality: Re/generation (Part 2)

Organizer: Narelle Warren* (Monash Univ),

Potential Disability – Devva Kasnitz* (SPS CUNY)

 

10:15-12:00PM  Vancouver CC West, Room 213

Panel: Breaking Down Siloes in Anthropology: New Collaboration Models to Improve Integration Between Academia and Practice

A Space for Practice, Building Collaborative Networks of Learners & Practitioners – Sherylyn (Sherri) Briller* (Purdue University)

 

2-3:45pm             Vancouver CC West Rm 213

Thinking from the Limits of Health & Medicine (Part 1)

Organizers: Laura Meek* (University of Hong Kong)

Visiting Hours: Critters in a South African Frailcare Home- Casey Golomski*

 

2:00-3:45PM       Vancouver CC West, Room 221

Panel: How the Personal Becomes Professional: Carework and Caregiving in the Academy

Elana Buch* (University of Iowa), Discussant

 

2:00-3:45PM       Vancouver CC East, Ballroom B

Panel: Routes and Checkpoints: Practically Rethinking Ethnography’s Theoretical Promises

Aging and the Third Space – Rachel Howard* (University of Chicago)

 

4:15-6pm             Vancouver CC West Rm 119

Capacity and Consent in Relations of Care

Organizer Celeste Pang* (Univ Toronto)

I Never Said I Didn’t: Coherent Selfhood and Consent as Desire – Celeste Pang* (Univ Toronto)

 

4:15-6:00PM       Vancouver CC West, Room 203

Panel:   Opting Out: Women Evading Marriage Around the World (Part 2)

Freedom to Choose? Singlehood and Sexuality in India – Sarah Lamb* (Brandeis University)

 

4:15-6pm             Vancouver CC West Rm 117

“Doing Time”: Age(ing), Care and the ‘Carceral Continuum’

Organizers: Jason Danely* (Oxford Brookes University), Daina Stanley* (McMaster Univ)

Rhythms of Recidivism and Resettlement: Older Men Doing Time in Japan – Jason Danely* (Oxford Brookes University

“The contours of my (c)age”: Entangled temporalities and care in U.S. state prisons – Daina Stanley* (McMaster University)

9:30pm – 11:00pm           Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, Cypress Room

Society for the Anthropology of Europe (SAE) Café Europa: The Politics and Practices of Reproduction in Europe: A Roundtable with Nancy Konvalinka*

Café Europa provides anthropologists working in Europe with an opportunity to discuss their research in an informal setting. The discussion on the politics and practices of reproduction in Europe will be led by Nancy Konvalinka*, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. 

10:15-12pm        Vancouver CC West Rm 111

Care and Privatization in Marketizing Socialist Asia

Engaging Dirty Work: Eldercare Workers’ Experiences in China’s Caregiving – Zhe Yan* (University of Wuerzburg)

Between Commerce and Community: Elder Care Services in Urban China – Bjōrn Alpermann (University of Wuerzburg)

10:15-12pm        Vancouver CC West 210

Obligation, duty, and love: care v. caring among Latino Alzheimer’s caregivers – Iveris Martinez*

12:15-1:45           Vancouver CC West 114

(4-0635) Anthropology of Aging and Life Course Interest Group Business Networking Interlocutor Event

2-3:45pm             Vancouver CC East Rm 12

(4-0800) Anthropology in and of the Life Course: An ASA & AAGE Mentorship Event

Organizers: Celeste Pang* (University of Toronto) and James Tim Wallace, III (NC State Univ)

2-3:45pm             Vancouver CC West Rm 118

(4-0830) Care Across Borders: Intergenerational Care through Digital Technologies in Transnational Family Life (Invited session: Anthropology of Aging and Life Course Interest Group)

Organizers: Tanja Ahlin* (UvA), Lynnette Arnold (UMass Amherst)

 

6:30: AAGE Dinner, location TBD

8-12pm                 Vancouver CC East Rm 14

(5-0305) Methods for Disseminating and Translating Research to Action Across the Lifespan Workshop

Organizers: Jean Schensul*, Narelle Warren*

Presenters: Margaret LeCompte, Andrea Whittaker, Jason Danely*, Stephen Schensul

8-9:45am             Vancouver CC West Rm 220

Enacting Solidarity in Times of Crisis

Organizer: Aalyia Sadruddin*

10:15-12pm        Vancouver CC West Rm 213

Breaking Down Silos in Anthropology: New Collaboration Models to Improve Integration between Academia and Practice

A Space for Practice: Building Collaborative Networks of Learners & Practitioners- Sherri Briller* (Purdue Univ)

12:15-1:45pm     Vancouver CC West 114

(5-0625) Anthropology of Aging and Life Course Interest Group Business Meeting

This general business meeting will have reports by the Interest Group committees and discussion of ideas for future AAA sessions, collaboration with other interest groups, future book and grant projects by members.

 

2:00-3:45PM       Vancouver CC West, Room 201

Panel: Earthquake and Tsunami Aftermaths: Temporality and Transformation

Long-term Aftermath in Sri Lanka of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami- Michele Gamburd* (Portland State University)

 

2 -3:35pm          Vancouver CC EAST, Room 10

Beyond Binaries: Thinking Through Difference, Entanglements and Complexity in Reproductive Lives

Paid Altruism: Spanish IP’s Construction of Gestational Carriers’ Motivations – Nancy Konvalinka* (UNED, Madrid, Spain)

2-3:45pm             Vancouver CC West, Rm 217

The poetics and politics of responsiveness in times of accountability

Discussant: Elana Buch* (Univ Iowa)

Organizers: Janelle Taylor* (Univ Toronto), Melissa Park

Interiority and the place of “insight” in the dementia tojisha movement in Japan- Junko Kitanaka (Keio Univ)

Move(able) stances: the ethics of moving or moving-with in ethnographic fieldwork with carers and persons living with dementia- Keven Lee (McGill Univ)

4:15-6pm             Vancouver CC West Rm 118

Urban Legends, Fake News and What to do When What You Hear is too Good to be True- Robert Marshall* (Western Washington University)

 

4:15-6:00PM       Vancouver CC West, Room 101& 102

Anthropologists at the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic: Changing the Climate of Care and Policy throughout Canada and the United States

Contacts, Tests and Trust: Family Practice in the Opioid Era – Leslie Carlin* (University of Toronto)

8-9:45am             Vancouver CC West Rm 205

Un/changing suffering across diverse contexts

Suffering and Its Opposite: Exploring an Ethics of Engagement in Chinese Dementia Care- Lillian Prueher* (Univ Washington)

 

10:15am-12:00pm            Vancouver CC West, Ballroom A

Decolonizing Disability: Infrastructure, Knowledge, and Activism

Congolese Diasporic Entanglements of Disability in Belgium – Patrick Devlieger* (U of Leuven)

See you in Vancouver!

As this schedule shows, AAGE members are very active in AAA, but we also host networking events at GSA, SfAA and cooperate with our affiliate groups in Europe (AGENET) and the IUAES. If you're not a member yet, join us for our events to learn more.

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Jason Danely is Past-President of AAGE (2016-18). He is Senior Lecturer of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University. His book, Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan was published in 2014 by Rutgers University Press. He is also editor of Transitions and Transformations: Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course (Berghahn 2013). From 2011-2015, he served as Editor-in-Chief of Anthropology & Aging, the journal of AAGE.

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