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Aging and Eldercare: November AN Commentaries Now Online

November 2009 Anthropology News CoverNovember Anthropology News In Focus commentaries on aging and eldercare are now available on our Current Featured News page, free to the public through November 30. To access full November issue content—free for AAA members—visit AnthroSource.

The Aging and the Life Course series includes:

  • Jay Sokolovsky: “Aging, Center State: New Life Course Research in Anthropology
  • Philip B Stafford: “Aging and Developmental Disability: Emerging Concerns and Insights”
  • Cormac Sheehan, Cathy Bailey and Susan Squires: “Older Adults Speak Out: Aging and Health Policy in the Republic of Ireland”
  • David Prendergast, John Sherry, Simon Roberts and Tim Plowman: “Technology and Independent Living: The Global Aging Experience Project”
  • Jason Alley: “The Public Lives of Aging”
  • Rebekah Park: “Aging Survivors of State Violence: Long-Term Recovery of Former Political Prisoners in Argentina

The Eldercare series includes:

  • Pin Wang: “Care Beyond the Body: Service Encounters in Taiwan’s Eldercare Programs”
  • J Neil Henderson: “American Indian Family Caregiving: Cultural Context and Dementia Patient Care”
  • Jessaca Leinaweaver: “Caring for Aging Parents in Peru: Social Obligations and Economic Change”
  • Jessica C Robbins: “Aging, Memory and Personhood in Poland”

For our print and AnthroSource readers, be sure to also check out the thematic articles in other sections of Anthropology News. These include Maria Vesperi’s “Integrating Aging into Anthropology Curricula” and Caitrin Lynch’s photo essay “Working Retirement: Age and Value in the United States.” Want to see the photos in color? Visit our online Flickr gallery.

Submit your comments on this topic to this blog or through a letter to the editor (up to 400 words) to dwinnick [at] aaanet.org. To learn more about our upcoming issue on repatriation, visit our call for proposals page (proposals due November 16).


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