While growing up in a small town in the eastern state of Bengal (India), our summer vacations would be spent in Kolkata at the maternal grandparents’ home. My grandfather would tell us haunting stories of poverty, hunger and death in the most quotidian manner. In doing so, he sought to make the spontaneity and unpredictability of life “knowable”.
An understanding of COVID-19’s social impact is especially important, both for increasing the effectiveness of interventions and for mitigating the consequences for particular groups.
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 […]
Proposed changes to the existing bylaws have been made in order to comply with federal requirements for 501C-3 status. We need approval from a majority of our members. If you did not receive an email in November with a link to the ballot for approval of the revisions to the bylaws and a copy of […]
Link to the new Anthropology & Aging website here On days like today, I will most likely spend several hours at the computer, mostly reading. When I have a moment away from other work, I will open some links to articles that google scholar sent me, or scroll through the updates on blogs I follow, […]
The Elections for Treasurer of AAGE will be open as of Monday July 13th. A single candidate, Jean J. Schensul, Ph.D., is running unopposed. You will receive an email with a link to a ballot. Please review the candidate’s bio and statement (below) and submit your vote by July 25th. Personal Statement: Jean J. Schensul, […]
Collaborate in Addressing Ageism and Ableism in the Clinic and the Classroom A Summer Seminar jointly sponsored by Hiram College’s Center for Literature and Medicine and NEOMED Thursday & Friday, July 17 & 18, 2014 Hiram College (Hiram, OH) Up to 12 hours of Continuing Professional Education credit for Medicine (AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) and Pharmacy available. Participants may register for […]
Call for Papers: Playing Age University of Toronto, Feb. 27-28, 2015 The symposium “Playing Age” offers a humanistic exploration of aging, old age, and inter-generational relations. Seminal theorists of play, from Johan Huizinga to Roger Caillois, claimed that rule-bounded games and mimetic enactments create a “magic circle” in which conflicts within the self and the […]
UNFORGOTTEN: Love and the Culture of Dementia Care in India Bianca Brijnath Announcing Volume 2, Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations series edited by Jay Sokolovsky in cooperation with AAGE. Bianca Brijnath’s first book, “Unforgotten: Love and Culture of Dementia Care in India” is due for release in July 2014. Here is what readers […]
Janelle Christensen, PhD, MPH (AAGE member since 2006). Janelle’s research interests lie at the intersection of disaster management and aging studies, exploring how community dwelling families respond to emergency preparedness and disaster planning while simultaneously providing care for family members with Alzheimer’s disease. She completed both PhD in Applied Biocultural Medical Anthropology and a Masters […]