AAGE and Aging and the Life Course Interest Group at #AAA2017

AAGE is proud to once again partner with the Aging and the Life Course Interest Group at #AAA2017 in Washington D.C. November 29-December 3. We’ll be hosting events, panels, networking, mentoring events this year, and you can find ways to get more involved by attending our joint business meeting, where you can also learn about student awards, publishing opportunities and how to be a part of the new AALCIG advisory board!

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Friday 11:00 AM – Noon; 2-3:15 PM Participation in the NAPA/AAA Career Exp0, Location Marriott, Atrium

The AAA and NAPA sponsor a Career Expo event each year at the AAA meetings that engages up to 60 organizations and employers or would be employers of early and mid-career applied, practicing and professional anthropologists. Participating organizations establish mentoring tables are available to mentor those seeking to enter or progress in their applied and professional careers, and those who want to find alternatives to their current academic positions. AAGE and the Interest Group in Aging and the Life Course is establishing a table at this year’s Career Expo at the invitation of the chair, Cathleen Crain, seeking to expose young and midcareer anthropologists to potential careers in applied gerontology. Members of AAGE board and the Interest Group will be at the table to provide mentoring and counseling on career development, course choice, job seeking, job advancement and a diversity of potential employers in the growing field of anthropology and Aging.

Friday 12:15-1:30PM Reception and Interlocutor event, Location: Marriott, Roosevelt 4. This event also includes an opening reception for recent book authors and 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 challenges to anthropology, of how it 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.

Friday / 7:30 AAGE/Interest Group dinner – Leaving from the Marriot Registration area at 7:30PM, Place TBA – Sign up at jsoko@earthlink.net

Saturday 12:15-1:30PM Joint AAA Interest Group / AAGE Business meeting Location: Marriott, Roosevelt 5, – All Invited Learn about what the groups are up to, raise your voice and get involved in decisions and new projects (including contributing to the website!). This group relies on many individuals, and we invite anyone (members or not) to attend and get to know us!

Silent Auction for the Jacob Climo Student Support FundThoughout the meeting look for Maria Cattel or Jay Sokolovsky to make you bid for some of the newest books or some classics. Last big at our Saturday Business Meeting.

Invited Session

 Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:15 PMOmni, Capitol .  The Ends of Life: Time and meaning in the later years. Organizer: Iza Kavedžija (Univ of Exeter)

 Sponsored Sessions

 Friday Dec. 1, 2017. 4:15-6PM Omni, Calvert.  What Does It Mean to be Vulnerable?: Exploring Health and Vulnerability among Aging Populations:

Organizers: Sheena Nahm; Cortney Hughes Rinker

Sunday, Dec 3 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM Marriott, Roosevelt 1. Personhood and Individual Identity in Old Age Organizer, Karen L. Michaelson.

 All Recommended Sessions

Wednesday November 28

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM  – Thurgood Marshall East- Marriott. The Elderly Process: Edie Turner’s Last Rite

2:15-4pm & 4:30-6:15 Marriott, Room Thurgood Marshall West. Radical Uncertainty and the Search for the Good Old Life. Artistic, Philosophical and Anthropological Explorations (Part 1 +2) Organizers: Lone Groen, Lotte Meinert

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM   – Thurgood Marshall East. Collaboration matters: Cultural encounters of an anthropologist-jester with the Dutch death care industry

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM  –  – Madison B -Reorganizing Kincare: Rural Chinese Grandmothers and the New Intergenerational Contract

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

4:15 PM – 6:00 PM Marriott, Washington Room 6. Aged-Subjectivities: Making and unmaking personhood across the life course: Organizers:  Elise Berman and Jason Danley.

6:30 PM – 8:15 PM Marriott, Johnson. Adulting. Organizer: Jacqueline Solway.

6:30 PM – 8:15 PMOmni, Capitol .  The Ends of Life: Time and meaning in the later years. Organizer: Iza Kavedžija (Univ of Exeter)

Friday December 1, 2017

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM  – Omni, Forum. Humanism and violence – an ethnographic excursion into the world of geriatrics in Brazil

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM   – Marriott, Roosevelt 4. Interlocutor event on Reimaging Age and Caring Across the Generations

4:15 PM – 6:00 PM   – Omni, Calvert. What Does It Mean to be Vulnerable?: Exploring Health and Vulnerability among Aging Populations (Anthropology of Aging and Life Course Interest Group Sponsored Session)

Saturday December 2, 2017

12:15-1:30PM Marriott, Roosevelt 5Joint AAA Interest Group / AAGE Business meeting 

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM   – Maryland Suite A. Bring Her Back: Memory, Narrative, and Cognitive Intimacy in Dementia Care

3:00-5:00PM Marriott, Poster Atrium. Engaging Conferences in Service Learning and Participatory Action Research: A Conference-Based Age-Friendly Design Project in Miami, FL, Contributors: Peggy Perkinson, Univ of Hawaii; Rachel Browne – Ankrom Moisan Architects; Melissa Cannon – Western Oregon University; Alan DeLaTorre – Portland State University; Iveris Martinez; Ebru Ozer – Florida International University.

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM  – Marriott, Coolidge. Aging well in China: politics of the old, the modern, and the examined life

Sunday, December 3, 2017

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM  –   – Marriott, Roosevelt 1. Reflections on Personhood In the Context of Aging and the Life Course Organizer, Karen L. Michaelson.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM  – Marriott, Delaware Suite A.  Dementia and triadic cognitive testing interactions: Focus on the management of epistemic domains and face by physicians, patients, and their companions

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM  – Marriott, Balcony B. Value and Valuation in Biomedicine (Organizers Danya Glabau and Tanja Ahlin)

12:15 – 2:00 PM – Roosevelt 1. Caring Matters: New Perspectives on Lanugage and Care (Organizers Anna I. Corwin and Steven Black)

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM  – Roosevelt 1. Care In Interaction: Aging, Personhood, and the Meaning(s) of Care (Corwin)

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