The Association for Anthropology, Gerontology, and the Life Course is hosting a Spring Book Series, where we will have the opportunity to engage with authors of recent aging-related monographs in a lively online discussion! The series grows out of a book and media discussion forum, organized by our student liaison Brooke Jespersen, that has met quarterly over the past 2 years. This Series will begin on Friday, February 10, 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Eastern Time, North America) with a discussion of Mara Buchbinder’s Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America (University of California Press, 2021).
Future book discussion dates and topics are:
- March 10, 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Eastern): Jason Danely, Fragile Resonance: Caring for Older Family Members in Japan and England
- April 14, 3:00 – 4:00 PM (Eastern, to accommodate the time difference in Australia): Angela Rong Yang Zhang, At Home in a Nursing Home: An Ethnography of Movement and Care in Australia
- May 12, 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Eastern): Cortney Hughes Rinker, Actively Dying: The Creation of Muslim Identities through End-of-Life Care in the United States
If you are interested in attending and receiving a copy of the chapters we are discussing, please contact Cati Coe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you there!