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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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Latest Anthropology & Aging Issue (Vol 40, No 1)

Dear Colleagues, The latest Anthropology & Aging issue (Vol 40, No 1) has just been published. It can be found online at: https://anthro-age.pitt.edu. This issue, the first one for 2019, features a selection of pieces exploring the effects of aging on religious lives.  For instance, there is an article detailing how evangelical Christian cosmology and thought function in reformulating

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AAGE interview with anthropologist Margaret Lock

by JOLANDA LINDENBERG It is quite rare that debates about ageing take center stage in anthropology. As part of a new endeavor by AAGE we invite influential anthropologists to reflect on their experiences studying ageing, and to offer their views on possible futures for the field. One scholar who has pushed our subject matter within

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