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. He has served as convenor of the AAA Anthropology of Aging and the Life Course Interest Group (2017-2020) and the EASA Age and Generations Network (2018-20) and from 2020 will become Chair of the Commission on Aging and the Life Course (IUAES). His current research projects look at older ex-offender resettlement; unpaid family carer subjectivities; and transdisciplinary perspectives on frailty.
The Margaret Clark Award brings a cash prize of $300 and honors the legacy of Margaret Clark’s work in socio-cultural gerontology and medical anthropology as well as her commitment to mentoring younger colleagues. In 2019, the award went to undergraduate student Olivia Brophy (St. Mary’s College of California) and Ph.D. student Yifan Wang (Rice University). […]
This announcement comes from AAGE member Britteny Howell, who will edit this volume along with Ryan P. Harrod. Overview Globally, nearly 15% of the world’s population is over 65 years of age. As this number continues to grow, there is increasing need to incorporate a holistic perspective of the aging process into academic and other […]
President-Elect serves for one year before taking on the role of President for the next two years. As President, they will be responsible for enhancing the capacity of AAGE to fulfill its mission to serve as an intellectual home for scholars and professionals of all levels who examine aging and the life course from an...
Anthropology & Aging Vol 41 no. 1 is nearly ready! Here is a quick preview of some of the exciting contents. Debating “Good” Care: The Challenges of Dementia Care in Shanghai, China Yan Zhang The increasing number of dementia sufferers in China has transformed dementia care from a private issue to a public concern. Nationwide […]
AAGE has been sustained for over 40 years through the voluntary leadership of our members. This year we have two positions up for election: Secretary and Treasurer. Please vote only once for each position using the form beneath the candidate statements. Voting will be open until November 15. We are still seeking nominations for the...
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 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PDF OF GUIDE Interlocutor Session: Parin Dossa The […]
If you are in the London vicinity, you’ll have a wonderful (free) opportunity to hear from AAGE member Judi Aubel, known internationally as co-founder of an American and Senegalese NGO, Grandmother Project – Change through Culture (2005), a small action research organization with a team of highly committed Africans in Senegal. Aubel is a public […]
Jobs and Studentships 2 x Research Posts at the University of Sheffield Closing date: Monday 29th April We have two exciting opportunities at the University of Sheffield for social science researchers to work in our multi-disciplinary Sustainable Care Programme, within teams working on Achieving sustainability in care systems: the potential of technology and Combining work […]
Here it is at last! Jay Sokolovsky and I have put together another Annual Guide to the AAAs! Scroll down to see a list of panels, posters, papers, and roundtables We especially want to invite anyone interested in the anthropology of aging and the life course to join the special events at this year’s meeting in […]
The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is one of the world’s most largest and most important conferences in gerontology. This year, Samantha Solimeo (AAGE President, 2013-15) was named a GSA Fellow, joining other notable AAGE members like Dena Shenk, Steven Albert, Peggy Perkinson and J. Kevin Eckert. Yet despite this […]