Author name: Jason A Danely

Jason Danely is Reader in Anthropology and Chair of the Healthy Ageing and Care Research Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Network at Oxford Brookes University. His books include, Vulnerability and the Politics of Care (2021) Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan (2014), and Transitions and Transformations: Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course (2013). From 2011-2015, he served as Editor-in-Chief of Anthropology & Aging, and President of AAGE (2016-18). Currently, he is Chair of the Commission on Aging and the Life Course (IUAES).

Relatives and Robots: A Conversation on Elder Care in Japan with James Wright and Jason Danely

The sudden urgent discussions around Artificial Intelligence (AI) flooding into every aspect of our lives has sparked a resurgence of interest in the topic of robot caregivers. In Italy, Europe’s oldest country, some think robots will be able to fill the gap left by shrinking families and concerns about the sustainability of its system of […]

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Meet the 2022 Margaret Clark Award Winner and Honorable Mention

On behalf of the Award Committee, I want to extend my deepest gratitude to my co-chair, Cati Coe, the incredible and tireless judges, and all of the students who submitted papers to the 2022 Margaret Clark Award competition.  The Margaret Clark award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of M. Margaret Clark,

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2022 Margaret Clark Award for Student Papers

AAGE is pleased to announce its annual call for outstanding graduate and undergraduate student papers to compete for the 2022 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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AGENET 2021 AVA Award and Slow Conference

AGENET, the AAGE sister organization in the European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA) will be wrapping up its Slow Conference (October-November) with a special event featuring the AVA Award Inaugural Keynote by Professor Paolo Favero (University of Antwerp/VANEASA). The announcement of the winner of the first ever AVA Award for Best Visual Ethnographic Material Addressing

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AAGE at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting (Nov 17-21, 2021), Baltimore

The Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association begins this week (17th-21st November).The hybrid format includes asynchronous, ‘view-on-demand’ library of podcasts and videos, synchronous ‘virtual sessions’, live broadcast sessions from Baltimore, and non-broadcast in-person events for attendees. A little of something for everyone? AAGE members are, as usual, well represtented at the conference, but not

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AAA Interest Group/AAGE Annual Business Meeting and Virtual Auction

ANNUAL OPEN VIRTUAL BUSINESS MEETING OF THE AAA AGING AND THE LIFE COURSE INTEREST GROUP IN ASSOCIATION WITH AAGE Please join us at the annual open virtual business meeting of the Aging and the Life Course interest group on November 9th from Noon-2pm EDT in association with AAGE. Mark it on your calendars, and please click

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Meet the 2020 AAGE Margaret Clark Award Co-Winners

What do we do when the two top papers both excel in originality, rigor and outstanding writing? We award them both! The co-winners of the 2020 Margaret Clark Award for best student paper were Francesco Diodati of the University Milano Biccoca and Yan Zhang of Case Western University. Our congratulations to both of you! AAGE’s

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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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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

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VOTE for President-Elect

President-Elect serves for one year before taking on the role of President for the next two years. As President, they will be responsible for enhancing the capacity of AAGE to fulfill its mission to serve as an intellectual home for scholars and professionals of all levels who examine aging and the life course from an…...

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Preview of Anthropology & Aging, Vol 41, no.1 (Feb/March 2020)

Anthropology & Aging Vol 41 no. 1 is nearly ready! Here is a quick preview of some of the exciting contents. Debating “Good” Care: The Challenges of Dementia Care in Shanghai, China Yan Zhang The increasing number of dementia sufferers in China has transformed dementia care from a private issue to a public concern. Nationwide

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AAGE Elections 2019

AAGE has been sustained for over 40 years through the voluntary leadership of our members. This year we have two positions up for election: Secretary and Treasurer. Please vote only once for each position using the form beneath the candidate statements. Voting will be open until November 15. We are still seeking nominations for the…...

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