Category: PAAGE

PAAGE is an interactive forum that will include short
commentaries and the opportunity for responses and discussion.
PAAGE will reflect the voices, thoughts, and concerns of aging studies
scholars, AAGE members, and others.
*It will be a forum for increasing awareness of other researchers’ work.
*It will open doors for constructive feedback.
*It will facilitate scholarly collaborations.
You are invited to respond to these posts that will raise critical
issues in the anthropology of aging and social gerontology. If you
would like to post a response to a discussion piece or a commentary on a response, please email PAAGE editor Ender Ricart (enderricart@gmail.com). We look forward
to the conversation.

PAAGE: Discussion Piece #3 – The Future of Technology in Care

In the media, robots are sensationalized as the future of senior care. Research and development in this area receive a lot of funding and public interest. During the nearly two years I spent researching in Japan, a nation celebrated for being at the cutting edge of high-tech senior care, I saw a number of technical […]

After Critical Gerontology?: Provocation to PAAGE Discussion Piece #1

Consideration of institutions as concretized and semi-permanent systems of knowledge production has by now sunk into the general parlance of anthropology, gerontology, and other social scientific fields of study. The rule of science, naturalizing objects of knowledge into universal fact, has transformed the policy environment in many modern nations. Scientific research, statistical projections, and public […]

Right to Die: Provocation to PAAGE Discussion Piece #2

Right to Die In the United States our supposed inalienable human rights include, among others, freedom from torture, slavery, freedom of speech, religion, and the right to life. But what of death? If we possess the right to life, do we not also have the right then to choose how and when to dispossess that […]

Right to Die: RESPONSE by Alan Carver (PAAGE Discussion Piece #2)

 in opposition to the legalization of Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) by Alan Carver In the past 20 years, there have been numerous studies that have revealed how little physicians trained in the United States are prepared to care for their dying patients. Due to a paucity of attention paid to the subject in medical school […]

PAAGE: RESPONSE By Frances Norwood to Discussion Piece #2 – Right to Die

I was intrigued by both the content and the timing of Ender Ricart’s post to PAAGE. On the topic of timing, I recently did my own blog post asking the question, have we reached a tipping point in end of life policy? We’ve had a number of states recently pass legislation for physician assisted dying […]

PAAGE: Discussion Piece # 2 – Right To Die

In the United States our supposed inalienable human rights include, among others, freedom from torture, slavery, freedom of speech, religion, and the right to life. But what of death? If we possess the right to life, do we not also have the right then to choose how and when to dispossess that life? This question […]

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