Those Who Come Early

Generations in Japan are fragmented. Society lacks structures to create solidarities between them (which is a very Western, and thus foreign idea anyway). Is it naïve to think the brutal fact of a higher COVID-19 mortality rate for the aged might inspire sympathy rather than division? The criticism aimed at seniors queueing at drugstores has been just one of the everyday side-effects of COVID-19, one that naturalizes moral judgements against older bodies in public spaces.

AAGE 2020 (Slow) Conference: “Aging and Social Justice”

Dear AAGE folks, The in-person conference on “Aging and Social Justice” planned in Toronto this summer had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, but our creative and energetic conference committee has now regrouped and re-envisioned this as slow-motion virtual event. We hope that the new format will allow more AAGE members to participate!  Please see […]

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). […]

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