Tag: aging

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 […]

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 […]

Retirement Abroad as Women’s Aging Strategy – Liesl Gambold

Retirement Abroad as Women’s Aging Strategy Liesl Gambold, Ph.D. Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University Download full PDF here:AAQ34(2)GAMBOLD Abstract Understanding the culture and lifestyle choices of retirees has never been so crucial. The aging baby boom population bubble means that by 2030 eighteen percent of the U.S. will be 65 or over. […]

Postmenopausal Health and Disease from the Perspective of Evolutionary Medicine

Anthropology & Aging Quarterly Volume 34, issue 3 (September 2013) pp.61-86 Postmenopausal Health and Disease from the Perspective of Evolutionary Medicine Andrew W. Froehle Department of Community Health, Boonshoft School of Medicine Wright State University Download PDF version here: AAQ34(3)FROEHLE Abstract Menopause normally occurs between 45-55 years of age, marks the end of a woman’s […]

From Being to Ontogenetic Becoming: Commentary on Analytics of the Aging Body Ender Ricart, University of Chicago

Anthropology & Aging Quarterly Volume 34, issue 3 (September 2013) pp.52-60 From Being to Ontogenetic Becoming: Commentary on Analytics of the Aging Body Ender Ricart Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago Download Full PDF here:AAQ34(3)RICART Responses Katrina L. Moore, Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales (followed by author response) Athena McLean, […]

NEW Member Publication: Transitions and Transformations: Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course

It began at the 2009 American Anthropological Association meeting in Philadelphia.  There, founding AAGE member Jay Sokolovsky and Publisher Marion Berghahn announced the start of a new book series devoted to the study of aging  and the life course in anthropology. This series became Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations and we are happy to […]

Call for AAQ submissions for special issue “The Aging Body”

Deadline for submissions:      June 1, 2013     This issue will focus on the aging body not only in terms of biophysical processes of maturation, but also in terms of the aging body’s cultural elaboration, its articulations with other “bodies,” such as Lock and Scheper-Hughes’ formulation of the social and political “body,” and the representation […]

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