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Review: Collaborative Autoethnography (Chang, Heewon, Faith Wambura Ngunjiri, and Kathy-Ann C. Hernandez)

Chang,  Heewon, Faith Wambura Ngunjiri, and Kathy-Ann C. Hernandez. Collaborative Autoethnography. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press.  2013. ISBN 978-1-59874-556-6  200 pp. Price $34.95 (paper) Heewon Chang, Faith Wambura Ngunjiri, and Kathy-Ann Hernandez have collaborated to produce  Collaborative Autoethnography.  Coll-aborative Autoethnography (CAE) is a further elaboration of Autoethnography (AE). Researchers in both approaches see themselves […]

Review: Health Promotion and Aging: Practical Application for Health Professionals (David Haber)

Haber, David. Health Promotion and Aging:  Practical Application for Health Professionals. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. 2013. ISBN978-0-8261-9917-1, 536 pp. Price $90 (Paper) Dr. Haber’s text delivers exactly what the title says and more.  Like most books on aging, this book begins with a demographic perspective of aging in the Unites States.  It then […]

AAQ Volume 34 Issue 4 (April 2014) – Aging, Sex, and Well-Being in Brazil, edited by Annette Leibing

DOWNLOAD full version PDF for free here:AAQ34(4)full Anthropology & Aging Quarterly, Volume 34, Issue 4 Note from the Editor-in-Chief ARTICLES Group Submission: Aging, Sex, and Well-Being in Brazil, edited by Annette Leibing Heterotopia and Illness: Older women and Hypertension in a Brazilian Favela Annette Leibing, Université de Montreal Aging, Gender and Sexuality in Brazilian Society […]

Review: Gray Panthers (Roger Sanjek)

Sanjek, Roger.  Gray Panthers. University of Pennsylvania Press.  320 pp.Cloth 2009  ISBN 978-0-8122-4137-2 , $65.00; Paper 2011, ISBN 978-0-8122-2191-6  $26.50; Ebook 2011, ISBN 978-0-8122-0351-6,$26.50 Studies of elder activism are rare indeed.  Much more so the kind of rich and detailed account which veteran anthropologist and activist Roger Sanjek offers us here.  Gray Panthers has much […]

Review: Elder Care Catastrophe: Rituals of Abuse in Nursing Homes & What You Can Do About It (Jason S. Ulsperger and J. David Knottnerus)

Ulsperger, Jason S. and Knottnerus, J. David. Elder Care Catastrophe: Rituals of Abuse in Nursing Homes & What You Can Do About It. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Press. 2011. ISBN 9781594519079, 222 pp. Price $ 28.95 (Paper). As the population rapidly ages and people are living longer, today’s Boomers are faced with the complex decision of […]

Portfolio: Argentine Tango: Social dance health ‘to’ you, text and photos Jonathan Skinner

Anthropology & Aging Quarterly Volume 34, issue 4 (April 2014) pp.260-263 Argentine Tango: social dance health ‘to’ you Download as PDF: AAQ34(4)portfolio These three photos evoke the plaint of life. They are a static portrait of Argentine tango dancers mid-movement. This is life and action frozen and memorialized from a long-awaited Christmas party in Belfast, […]

Note from the Editor-in-Chief

Download this note as a pdf here AAQ34(4)Danely_notefromeditor As Editor-in-Chief of Anthropology & Aging Quarterly, I am proud to announce that our journal has finally completed preparation to take the bold step into the world of open-access digital publishing. Beginning with Volume 35 (the next issue), Anthropology & Aging Quarterly will be published by University […]

Surgery-for-Life: Aging, Sexual Fitness and Self-Management in Brazil – Alexander Edmonds

Surgery-for-Life: Aging, Sexual Fitness and Self-Management in Brazil Alexander Edmonds Professor of Social and Medical Anthropology University of Edinburgh aedmonds@exseed.ed.ac.uk Download full PDF of this article for free here AAQ34(4)AE Abstract This article draws on ethnographic fieldwork on plastic surgery to explore tensions in aging norms and ideals for women in Brazil.  I situate my […]

Aging, Gender and Sexuality in Brazilian Society- Guita Grin Debert

Aging, Gender and Sexuality in Brazilian Society Guita Grin Debert, PhD Full Professor, Department of Anthropology Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences Universidade Estadual de Campinas Download full PDF Free here:AAQ34(4)GD Abstract Drawing on the interplay between gender, aging, and sexuality, the aim of this article is twofold: (1) to show how Brazilian gerontologists treat […]

Heterotopia and Illness: Older women and Hypertension in a Brazilian Favela- Annette Leibing

Heterotopia and Illness: Older women and Hypertension in a Brazilian Favela Annette Leibing, PhD Professor of Medical Anthropology Faculty of Nursing Université de Montreal Download full PDF of this article FREE here: AAQ34(4)AL This article is about older women and the way hypertension is linked to their life in a favela, a “shantytown”, in Rio […]

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