Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things (The Age of COVID-19)

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things: Eldercare in Wuhan under COVID-19 By Zhe Yan, University of Würzburg When the pernicious effects of COVID-19 manifested clearly first in Wuhan, the entire city and the whole of Hubei Province came to a standstill. The lockdown of Wuhan brought unprecedented suffering and life-threatening challenges for millions of people resident […]

Call for posts: The Age of COVID-19

Series Title: The Age of COVID-19 As a scholar of aging and gerontology… What do you know, wonder, or worry is happening in your field site during this pandemic? What lessons might the study of aging have to offer to the world, in the face of this crisis? The Association for Anthropology, Gerontology, and the […]

Older men, long-term caregivers – by Carlos Chirinos

Older men long-term caregivers: Exploring domestic and conjugal care during disability and illness in Levante Spain My thesis project tries to understand the relationships of domestic care in situations of illness and disability, situating it as a co-construction based on localized experiences. With this, I try to understand the cultural system that is built through […]

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, […]

‘Worlds beyond us’: Symposium report by Cristina Raluca Douglas

Anthropologists have had a long interest in other-than- and more-than-human worlds, although that has mostly been in relation to what has been defined as human culture. In recent decades, the ontological turn, through mostly theoretical and methodological insights (as many have pointed out) has also opened up new ways of understanding the “worlds beyond us”. […]