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climate change, martha cohen, aging, critical gerontology,

November 10th, 2017 Written by: Martha Paterson-Cohen Gerontology is a relatively new field of study, which recognized the challenges of the coming population aging (longevity plus baby boomer demographics). Although originating as a ...

Critical Gerontology, IAGG, Arianna Poli

Written by: Arianna Poli October 27th, 2017  It was first in 1960 when experts in gerontology and geriatrics gathered to attend the 5th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress in San Francisco. ...

Dementia, Critical Gerontology, Social Gerontology

Written by: Kate de Medeiros October 13th, 2017 While in her 80s, playwright Florida Scott-Maxwell wrote a memoir, The Measure of My Days (1979), about her experiences as on older woman. She observed: “I have no duties except to ...

Critical gerontology,

Written by: Ieva Stončikaitė September 27th, 2017 Recently, I have come across a news article that reported a senior orgy, named “50 Shades of Karolos,” which was organised at an undisclosed location in Charleroi, Belgium, on ...

Critical Gerontology, Curling, Aging, Older Bodies, Masculinity,

Written by: Kristi Allain and Barbara Marshall September 15th, 2017 Curling is a popular sport with older Canadians. Particularly for men, curling has long fostered an important, gentler alternative to the intense bodily discipline, ...

Critical Gerontology, Aging, Military, Veteran

Written by: Jason Powell and Paul Taylor September 1st, 2017 In our current writing and research, we are seeking to develop a critical understanding of the inter-relationship between aging and the military veteran offender. We wish to ...

Written by: Clara Berridge  August 18th, 2017 For the past few years, the Gerontological Society of America has hosted technology-themed events as part of its annual conference. Last month, attendance at Tech Day swelled to hundreds ...

Incitement, Critical Gerontology, Ending Ageism, Gullette,

Written by: Margaret Morganroth Gullette  August 4th, 2017 How does incitement work when the target is not an adolescent, but old people?        Press attention was recently riveted on a teenage girl who was ...

Critical gerontology, Infantilization, Elder,

Written by: Robert Fettgather  July 7th, 2017 Chronologies for aging move, by clocks and calendars, from past to future across the lifespan. But not without exception. When it comes to social status for some individuals, time seems to ...

Ageing, Critical Gerontology, Japan, Prison

Written by: Jason Danely  June 23rd , 2017 During my fieldwork on family care in urban Japan, I got to know several paid care providers, many of whom acted as important mediators between a complicated bureaucratic system of support ...