AAGE, with its partner orgaization the Anthropology of Aging and the Life Course Interest Group (AALCIG) will once again be holding two joint events at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anthropology in Washington D.C. this year. The meeting will be held at the Wardman Marriot Hotel, November 28- December 3, and the theme is Anthropology Matters! We will be compiliing our annual guide to the meetings (see the 2016 guide here) so if you are an AAGE member and interested in having us advertise your panel or event, contact our AAA liasons Jay Sokolovsky or Maria Cattell. Also, if you want to keep up to date or exchange information to meet up at AAA for lunch or coffee, use our discussion forum HERE.
Friday, December 1, 2017: 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Interlocutor event on Reimaging Age and Caring Across the Generations
The special event begins with a celebration of new books on aging and the life course, It continues with an interview of Sarita Gupta, Co-director of Caring Across Generations, a new national organization supporting female care workers seeking to reimagine systems of care across families and generations. Keeping with the conference theme of Making Anthropology Count this event will explore how anthropology, can be part of the quest to improve quality of life and care systems throughout the life course. It taps concerns of the Anthropology of Work, Feminist Anthropology Policy and the Anthropology of North America.
Participant: Sarita Gupta, Co-director of Caring Across Generations
Chair: Jay Sokolovsky (AALCIG/AAGE)
Organizer: Athena McLean (AALCIG/AAGE)
Saturday, December 2, 2017: 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Interest Group for Aging and the Life Course Business Meeting
This open business meeting brings together anthropologists interested in in aging and the life course to learn about the activities of our interest group and the future of research, publication and teaching in this area. This meeting also functions as an important networking event for collaboration about grants, publications and mentoring for young scholars. We invite anyone (members or not) to attend and get to know us!