The 2019 Margaret Clark Award winners

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). […]

Request for Abstracts and Chapters: Anthropological Perspectives on Aging

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 […]

Trust is along the way to social change….

Theresa Southam is a Doctoral Candidate in Organizational Development and Change, Fielding Graduate University. My doctoral research explores the everyday contributions of 70+ adults in three communities in western Canada. I argue that non-physical contributions are precious, but overlooked, gifts that 70+ adults give to society. These include emotional support, loving thoughts, moment-to-moment awareness, listening, […]

CONGRATULATIONS Margaret Clark Award Winners!!!

AAGE is pleased to announce the results of the 2017-2018 Margaret Clark  Award Competition. This award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of Margaret Clark, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary study of socio-cultural gerontology and medical anthropology, and a scholar committed to mentoring younger colleagues.  We received a number of excellent submissions […]

Dismantling a Bedroom of Youth

How Space and Material Culture Mediate the Life Course I am currently conducting anthropological fieldwork in New York City, studying young adults at the end of higher education as they consider their options for the future. The project is longitudinal, asking how youth culture changes through the transitions between university and work. Shortly before my […]

Accepting nominations for Secretary of AAGE!

AAGE is seeking nominations (self-nominations encouraged) for the position of Secretary, effective immediately. If you are interested, please contact the president at aagepresident@anthropologyandgerontology.com, and include your current CV and a short narrative consisting of a statement of experience and reasons for interest in the position. The deadline for nominations will be February 1, 2017.

“Not in His Right Mind”: The Life course of Adoptees Diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder in the United States

By Rachael Stryker In spring 2010, Tennessee adoptive mother, Torry Ann Hansen, sent her seven-year-old adopted son, Artyom (Justin) Savelyev, back to his native country of Russia with a note that effectively said “Return to Sender.” Her reasons? That the child was “not in his right mind,” “violent,” and “mentally unstable” (Batty 2010). In the […]

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