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Anthro News CFP: Aging and the Life Course

Anthropology News seeks contributions for a thematic issue on aging and the life course. To participate, email a 300-word abstract and 50-100-word author bio to AN editor Dinah Winnick (dwinnick [at] aaanet.org) by July 22. Selected authors will be asked to submit commentaries of 1000-1400 words or shorter pieces for other article types, such as Teaching Strategies, Field Notes articles, photo essays and interviews.

In 2008, AAA welcomed a new interest group in this area, responding to the increased visibility of aging populations and their needs. Many regions are experiencing growth in elderly populations, or are otherwise involved with this issue through, for example, the migration of eldercare workers or reinterpretation of generational roles. Proposed articles may address a variety of topics related to this theme, such as:

  • Kin and community relationships
  • Demographic change
  • Poverty and economic restructuring
  • Labor/employment
  • Cultural and linguistic heritage
  • Human and civil rights
  • Religion and ritual practice
  • Biocultural perspectives on growth and development
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Physical and mental health and well-being
  • Long-term care
  • Death and bereavement

Article proposal submission deadline: July 22, 2009. View the full CFP on our website.

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