Author: Elana D Buch

I am interested the new kinds of intimate relationships that adults forge in later life, including with new romantic partners and paid care workers. I am particularly interested in how these relationships shape the intersections of care and power in later life. My book, Staying Alive in America, shows how paid home care, which is the fastest growing occupation in the United States, generates elders independence by obscuring interdependence and capitalizing on social and economic inequality. In my new research New Love in Later Life, am looking at the ways that new romantic relationships begun in older age might be transforming experiences of care and kinship.

2018 Margaret Clark Awards for best graduate and undergraduate student papers

AAGE invites graduate and undergraduate students to submit papers of interest to anthropology and gerontology to compete for the Margaret Clark Award. This award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of Margaret Clark, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary study of socio-cultural gerontology and medical anthropology, and a scholar committed to mentoring younger […]