Questions remain regarding the topic of fear caused by a crisis of trust in both the state and medicine. Therefore, fear can be differentiated; while fear of visiting large villages and a city exists on its own, there also exists those fears of isolating oneself in the space of a village.
By Cristina Douglas, University of Aberdeen (Scotland) Sometimes when we go to the park, Bruce – my canine research assistant – and I meet with another more-than-human pair, who join us for a game of fetch. The other pair, both human and dog, are quite old and slow, and pace to each other’s rhythm […]
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 […]
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 […]
Welcome to 2020! By Narelle Warren I had intended to post that sentence about six weeks ago but a horror Australian summer means that I am a little late. In this year, the first of the new decade, I encourage all members, at all career stages, to send in their contributions for the Life Course […]
Incorporating the ‘patient voice’ into research processes is championed as a way to improve the value of research, promote patient-centered results, and, ultimately, change the way research is done.
TrentAging2019 emphasized the multidisciplinarity of gerontology and critical aging studies. This was particularly compelling to me as a student in a trans-disciplinary doctoral program (Social Work and Anthropology)…
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 […]
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, […]
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”. […]