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Margaret Clark 2024 Best Paper Award

AAGE is pleased to announce its annual call for outstanding graduate and undergraduate student papers to compete for the 2024 Margaret Clark Award. This award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of M. Margaret Clark, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary study of socio-cultural gerontology and medical anthropology, and a scholar committed to […]

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New issue: Anthropology & Aging 45(1)

We are excited to announce that Anthropology & Aging has just published its latest issue 45(1), which you can read here: https://anthro-age.pitt.edu/ojs/anthro-age/issue/view/45. This issue includes two original research articles that deal with perceptions of well-being in Chile and pet robots in dementia care in Denmark; a new conversation in our “Aging Talks” section; a Commentary

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April Book Discussion: Tanja Ahlin’s Calling Family

The Association of Aging, Gerontology, and the Life Course (AAGE) is hosting a discussion of Tanja Ahlin’s Calling Family: Digital Technologies and the Making of Transnational Care Collectives (Rutgers University Press, 2023) via Zoom on Friday, April 12, 12-1pm (Eastern North America). About the book: How do digital technologies shape both how people care for

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Webinar on Images, Aging, and Care: “Ethical Images: On Violence, Trust, and Care” by Roger Canals

Come for a webinar with Roger Canals on “Ethical Images: On Violence, Trust, and Care” on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 10-11:30am Eastern, North America, 16.00-17.30 Central European Time. The Zoom link is here. Meeting ID: 858 3204 6756 Passcode: 832664 About the talk: We do ethical things with images. Images are not just representations, but

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March Book Discussion: Andrea Freidus and Dena Shenk’s Voices of Long-Term Care Workers

We are hosting a discussion of Andrea Freidus and Dena Shenk’sVoices of Long-Term Care Workers: Elder Care in the Time of Covid-19 and Beyond (Berghahn, 2024) via Zoom on Friday, March 1, 12-1pm (Eastern North America). About the book: There were many challenges, successes, and concerns in providing long-term care to older adults during the

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February book discussion: Alana Glaser’s Solidarity and Care

On Friday, February 9th, 12-1pm (Eastern North America), we will be discussing Alana Lee Glaser’s Solidarity and Care: Domestic Worker Activism in New York City (Temple University Press, 2023), via Zoom. About the book: The members of the Domestic Workers United (DWU) organization—immigrant women of color employed as nannies, caregivers, and housekeepers in New York

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Anthropology & Aging 44:3 is available online

We are excited to announce that Anthropology & Aging Vol. 44, No. 3 is now available online! https://anthro-age.pitt.edu/ojs/anthro-age/issue/view/44 This final issue of 2023 includes three original research articles: the cover story was written by the winner of the 2022 Margaret Clark Award, and it offers a creative reconfiguration of the term ‘non-disclosure’ to portray the ambivalent lived experiences following an Alzheimer’s diagnosis

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Webinar on Images, Aging and Care: “She Waves at Me” with Inge Daniels

Come for the inaugural webinar on images, aging, and care with Inge Daniels on Thursday, January 25, 2024, 12-1:30pm (Eastern, North America). AAGE is co-sponsoring a series of events on this theme throughout 2024. Inge Daniels’ film “She Waves at Me” explores what it feels like to be an aging body in an aging housing

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