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NEW issue of AAGE's journal!

All of the articles in the latest issue of Anthropology & Aging (vol 43 no 1) are now available free to download!

New articles by Sébastien Libert and Paul Higgs on the symbolic power of dementia diagnosis, Anne Aronsson on “technocare” and gender in Japan, and Allison Kabel on modest swimwear, religiosity and aging!
In addition to articles, this issue features a Research Report by Lynette M. Castronovo, Matthew Dalstrom, and Brandie Messer using the metaphor of pilgrimage to examine the ‘VetsRoll’ memorial journey, and a Commentary by Jason Danely reviewing two new books on older prisoners.
Plus five reviews of the latest titles by Leibing and Schicktanz, Coe, Clotworthy, Joy and Gangopadhyay. 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.

Barbara Pieta (Max Planck Institute), an AAGE Student Member Profile

A PhD candidate at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, I am now finishing my thesis based on ethnographic fieldwork in a town in Northeast Italy. In my work I explore how families who live with dementia craft their caring relations vis-à-vis local discourses, which on one hand moralize kin care provisions and on the […]

Kimberly Shay (Wayne State University), an AAGE Student Member Profile

I am a socio-cultural anthropologist interested in aging and the lifecourse and the social lives and lived experiences older adults broadly. My specific interests include later life generativity, sociality, community engagement, maintaining personhood in later life and the impact of volunteering in the lives of older adults. I am  a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at […]