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March Book Discussion: Andrea Freidus and Dena Shenk’s Voices of Long-Term Care Workers

We are hosting a discussion of Andrea Freidus and Dena Shenk’sVoices of Long-Term Care Workers: Elder Care in the Time of Covid-19 and Beyond (Berghahn, 2024) via Zoom on Friday, March 1, 12-1pm (Eastern North America). About the book: There were many challenges, successes, and concerns in providing long-term care to older adults during the […]

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January Book Discussion: Diete Humblet’s The Older Prisoner

The Association of Aging, Gerontology, and the Life Course (AAGE) is hosting a discussion of Diete Humblet’s The Older Prisoner (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) on Friday, January 12, 2024, 12-1pm (Eastern, North America) via Zoom. About the book: This book critically explores the world of older prisoners to provide a more nuanced understanding of imprisonment at

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December Book Discussion: Amanda Grenier’s Late-Life Homelessness

The Association of Aging, Gerontology, and the Life Course (AAGE) is hosting a discussion of Amanda Grenier’s Late-Life Homelessness: Experiences of Disadvantage and Unequal Aging (McGill-Queens University Press, 2022) on Friday, December 8, 12-1pm (Eastern, North America). About the book: Around the world and across a range of contexts, homelessness among older people is on

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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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New Book: UNFORGOTTEN Love and the Culture of Dementia Care in India Bianca Brijnath

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Review: Transitions & Transformations: Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course (Lynch, Caitrin & Danely, Jason, Eds.)

Lynch, Caitrin & Danely, Jason, Eds. Transitions & Transformation: Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.  2013. ISBN978-0-85745-778-3 272 pp Price $95.00/£60.00 (Hardback) Transitions & Transformation: Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course, officially launches Berghahn Books new book series, entitled Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations 

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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

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