Generations in Japan are fragmented. Society lacks structures to create solidarities between them (which is a very Western, and thus foreign idea anyway). Is it naïve to think the brutal fact of a higher COVID-19 mortality rate for the aged might inspire sympathy rather than division? The criticism aimed at seniors queueing at drugstores has been just one of the everyday side-effects of COVID-19, one that naturalizes moral judgements against older bodies in public spaces.
- Book Review: Gilleard, Chris and Paul Higgs. Social Division and Later Life: Difference, Diversity and Inequality. Bristol Policy Press. 2020. pp 216. Price: $103.75 (Hardcover); $37.55 (eBook and Paperback)
- Book Review: Sokolovsky, Jay, ed. The Cultural Context of Aging: Worldwide Perspectives, 4th Edition. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger. 2020. pp. 707. Price: $108 (Hardcopy); $59 (Paperback); $56 (eTextbook).
- Book Review: Shea, Jeanne, Katrina Moore and Hong Zhang, eds. Beyond Filial Piety: Rethinking Aging and Caregiving in Contemporary East Asian Societies. New York, NY: Berghahn. 2020. pp. 432. Price: $ 149.00 (Hardcopy); $39.95 (eBook).
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