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NEW issue of AAGE's journal!

All of the articles in the latest issue of Anthropology & Aging (vol 43 no 2) are now available free to download!

New articles by Gudmund Ågotnes, Sara Charlesworth, Martha MacDonald on informal spaces of community in Canada and Norway, P.J. White on the design implications of older people’s “reflective and visceral connections” to domestic products, and Chlöe Place’s Margaret Clark Award-winning article on community, memory and care, ‘Fiestas, Saints and Spirituality’.
In addition to articles, this issue features two Research Reports and a Portfolio (comics!)
Plus nine reviews of the latest titles on aging and anthropology. If you want to review a book for Anthropology & Aging, you can view our list of available books here.
To submit your own article, commentary, research report or ‘portfolio’ visual work, visit the journal website
Your membership keeps the journal free and open access! Join or renew today!

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 9 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.

AAGE May Book Discussion: Cortney Hughes Rinker, Actively Dying

The Association for Anthropology, Gerontology, and the Life Course (AAGE) is hosting a discussion of Cortney Hughes Rinker’s Actively Dying: The Creation of Muslim Identities through End-of-Life Care in the United States (Routledge, 2021). We will meet on Zoom on Friday, May 12, 12-1pm (Eastern, North America). Michele Gamburd will moderate the discussion. Actively Dying […]

Margaret Clark Student Paper prize 2023

  AAGE is pleased to announce its annual call for outstanding graduate and undergraduate student papers to compete for the 2023 Margaret Clark Award. This award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of M. Margaret Clark, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary study of socio-cultural gerontology and medical anthropology, and a scholar committed […]

Membership dues increase

The Executive Committee of AAGE decided to raise its membership rates slightly, from the modest levels they have been for some time, to reduce the gap between our annual costs and projected revenue. We also added a new category—a ten-year membership—and ended the lifetime membership category. Those who have already opted into a lifetime membership will […]