2014 AAA Aging and Life Course Interest Group Guide

to KEY RESOURCES

http://faculty.usfsp.edu/jsokolov/ageguide14.htm

 

Anthropology News: Special Focus. Aging Center Stage. November 2009. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1556-3502.2009.50805.x/pdf

 

NEW TEXTS:

 

Danley, J. and C. Lynch. 2013. Transitions and Transformations: Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course. Book series: Aging, Culture and the Life Course: Global Transformations, NY: Berghahn.

Harper, S. 2006 Ageing Societies.  Oxford, ENG: Oxford University Press.

Sokolovsky, J. (ed.) 2009 The Cultural Context of Aging: Worldwide Perspectives, 3nd ed. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood. http://faculty.usfsp.edu/jsokolov/ 4th edition is in the works

J. Graham and P. Stephenson (eds.) 2010. Anthropology and Aging: Contesting the Paradigm of Loss, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

BOOK SERIES

 

Aging, Culture and the Life Course, Berghahn Press. Jay Sokolovsky, Editor 

Global Perspectives on Aging, Rutgers University Press, Sarah Lamb, Editor

 

HOT OFF THE PRESSES:

Bateson, Mary Catherine. 2010. Composing a Further Life: the Age of Active

Wisdom. New York: Knopf.

Brijnath, B. 2014. Unforgotten: Love and the Culture of Dementia Care in India.  NY: Berghahn.

Danley, J. 2015. Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Degnen, C. 2012.  Ageing Selves and Everyday Life in the North of England: Years in the Making. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Fonchingon, C.  2013. Growing Old in Cameroon: Gender, Vulnerability, and Social Capital. Washington, DC: University Press of America.

Kanamoto, I. 2010. Aging Among Japanese American Immigrants: Activating Ethnicity New York: Routledge.

Kawano, S. 2010. Nature’s Embrace: Japan’s Aging Urbanites and Changing New Death Rites. University of Hawaii Press.

Legat, A. 2012. Walking the Land, Feeding the Fire: Knowledge and Stewardship Among the Tlicho Dene. University of Arizona Press.

Lloyd-Sherlock, P. 2010. Population ageing and international development

From generalisation to evidence. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Lock, M. 2013.  The Alzheimer Conundrum: The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging.

            Princeton University Press.

Lynch, C. 2012. Retirement on the Line: Age, Work, and Value in an American Factory. Ithaca: ILR Press.

Matsumoto, Y. 2011. Faces of Aging: The Lived Experiences of the Elderly in Japan. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.

Nicolas, A. 2011.  From Process to Procedure: Elders' Mediation and Formality in Central Ethiopia. Berlin, GER: Harrassowitz Press.

Parsons, M. 2014. Dying Unneeded: The Cultural Context of the Russian Mortality Crisis. Nashville, Vanderbilt University Press.

Prendergast, D. and C. Garattini. eds. 2015.  Aging and the Digital Life Course. Book series: Aging, Culture and the Life Course: Global Transformations, NY: Berghahn.

Suzuki, N. 2013.  The Anthropology of Aging and Well-being: Searching for the Space and Time to Cultivate Life Together. Senri Ethnological Studies, 80. Osaka, Japan: National Museum of Ethnology.

Suzuki, N. 2014. The Anthropology of Care and Education for Life: Searching for Resilient Communities in Multicultural Aging Societies. SES No. 87 Osaka, National Museum of Ethnology.

Wentzell, Emily. 2013. Maturing Masculinities: Aging, Chronic Illness, and Viagra in Mexico. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

Yoo, G. and B. Kim. Caring. 2014. Across Generations: The Linked Lives of Korean American Families. NY: NYU Press.

 

NEWER BOOKS AND ETHNOGRAPHIES ON AGING:

Aboderin, I. 2006.  Intergenerational support and old age in Africa. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Aguilar, M. ed., 2006. Rethinking age in Africa: Colonial, post-colonial, and contemporary interpretations of cultural representations. Lawrenceville, New Jersey: Africa World Press.

Alber, E,. van der Geest, S. and S. Whyte eds. 2008. Generations in Africa: Connections and Conflicts. Berlin, GER: Verlag.

Bledsoe, C. 2002.  Contingent lives: Fertility, time and aging in West Africa. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Cliggett, L. 2005. Grains from grass: Aging, gender and famine in rural Africa. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Crews, D. 2003. Human Senescence: Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspectives. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press.

Eschenbruch, E. 2006.  Nursing stories: life and death in a German hospice. N.Y.: Berghahn.

Francis, D., L. Kellaher and G. Neophytou. 2005. The Secret Garden. NY: Berg.

Freidenberg, J. 2000 Growing Old in El Barrio. New York: New York University Press.

Guo, Z. 2000. Ginseng and aspirin: Health care alternatives for aging Chinese in New York. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Harper, S. and R. Goodman, eds. 2008.  Ageing in Asia. London: Routledge.

Ikels, C. 2004. Filial Piety: Practice and discourse in contemporary East Asia. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Kaufman, S. 2005.  And a time to die: How American hospitals shape the end of life. New York: Scribner

Kreager, P. and E. Schröder-Butterfill (eds.) (2005) Ageing without children: European and Asian perspectives on Elderly access to support networks, Oxford, UK: Berghahn.

Lamb, S. 2000. White Saris and Sweet Mangoes: Aging, Gender and the Body in North India, Berkley, CA: Univ. of California Press. Available as an ebook

Lamb, S. 2009. Aging and the Indian Diaspora: Cosmopolitan Families in India and Abroad. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Leibing, A. and L. Cohen. eds. 2006. Thinking about dementia: Culture, loss and the anthropology of senility. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Leidy, L. (2006) Menopause: A biocultural perspective. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Makoni, S. & K. Stroeken, eds. 2002 Ageing in Africa: Sociolinguistic and anthropological approaches. Burlington VT: Ashgate.

Margolies, L. 2004. My mother’s hip: Lessons from the world of eldercare. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

McLean, Athena (2006) The person in dementia: A study of nursing home care in the US. Orchard Park, NY: Broadview Press.

McNally, M. 2009. Honoring Elders: Aging, Authority, and Ojibwe Religion.  New York: Columbia University Press.

Newman, K. (2003) A Different shade of gray: Midlife and beyond in the inner city. New York: The New Press.

Norwood, F. 2009. The Maintenance of Life: Preventing Social Death Through Euthanasia Talk and End-of-Life Care - Lessons from the Netherlands. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Oliver, C. 2007. Retirement Migration: Paradoxes of Ageing. Routledge

Rawlins, J. 2006. Midlife and older women: Family life, work and health in Jamaica. Kingston: Univ of West Indies Press.

Rodwin, V. and M. Gusmano, eds. 2006    Growing Older in World Cities: New York, London, Paris and Tokyo.. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.

Rowles, G. and H. Chaudhury, eds. 2008. Home and Identity in Late Life: International

            Perspectives. New York: Springer.

Sanjek, R. 2009. Gray Panthers. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Savishinsky, J. 2000. Breaking the watch: The meanings of retirement in America. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Solimeo, S. 2009. With Shaking Hands: Aging with Parkinson’s Disease in America’s

            Heartland. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Stafford, P. 2009. Elderburbia: Aging and a Sense of Place in America. Westport, CT:

            Praeger.

Sievert, L. 2006. Menopause: A Biocultural Perspective. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ Press.

Shield, Renee Rose and Aronson, Stanley M, 2003. Aging in Today's World: Conversations between an Anthropologist and a Physician New York: Berghahn.

Stafford, P. ed., 2003. Gray areas: Ethnographic encounters with nursing home culture. New Brunswick Santa Fe: School of American Research Press.

Thang, Leng Leng (2001) Generations in touch: Linking the old and the young in a Tokyo neighbourhood.  Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.

Traphagan, J. (2000) Taming oblivion: Aging bodies and the fear of senility in Japan. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

-------- (2004) The practice of concern: Ritual, well-being, and aging in rural Japan. Durham: Carolina Academic Press.

van Willigen, John and N.K. Chadha. 1999. Social Aging in a Delhi

Neighborhood. Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey.

Woolfson, P. 1997.  Old age in transition: The geriatric ward. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press.

Shenk, D. 1998. Someone to lend a helping hand: Women growing old in rural America. Newark, NJ: Gordon and Breach.

Van Willigen, J. and N.K. Chadha. 1999. Social aging in a Delhi neighborhood. Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey.

Vesperi, M. (1998) City of green benches: Growing old in a new downtown. 2nd Edition. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.

CLASSIC COMPARATIVE RESOURCES:

Aguilar, A., ed., 1998. The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in

            Africa: Ethnographies of the Past and Memories of the Present. Lawrenceville, N.J.: Africa World Press.

Albert, S.M. and M. G. Cattell. 1994. Old Age in Global Perspective: Cross‑Cultural and Cross‑Na­tional Views. New York: G.K. Hall.

Amoss, P. and S. Harrell. eds. 1981. Other ways of growing old: Anthropological perspectives. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Beyene, Y. (1989) From menarche to menopause: reproductive lives of peasant women in two cultures. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Clark, Margaret and Barbara Anderson (1967) Culture and aging: An anthropological study of older Americans. Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas.

Cole, J and D. Durham. 2007. Generations and globalization: youth, age, and family in the new world economy.. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Counts, Dorothy and David Counts (eds.) (1985) Aging and its transformations: Moving toward death in pacific societies. New York: University Press of America.

Cowgill, D. and Holmes, L.D., eds. 1972. Aging and Modernization. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

Crews, D. and R. Garruto. 1994. Biological Anthropology and Aging: Perspectives on

Human Variation over the Life Span. New York: Oxford University Press.

Curry, Leslie, Shield, Renee R and Wetle, Terrie (Eds.) 2006. Improving Aging and Public Health Research: Qualitative and Mixed Methods. Washington, DC: GSA/APHA.

Fry, C. 1980 Aging in culture and society: Comparative viewpoints and strategies. Brooklyn, NY: J.F. Bergin.

-------- (1981) Dimensions: Aging, culture and health. Brooklyn, NY: J.F. Bergin.

Fry, C. and J. Keith. 1986. New Methods for Old Age Research. South Hadley, MA:

Bergin and Garvey.

Hareven, T. (Ed.). (1995).  Aging and Generational relations over the life course: A historical and cross cultural perspective.  Hawthorne, NY: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

Hashimoto, A. 1996. The Gift of Generations: Japanese and American Perspectives on Aging and the Social Contract. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.

Henderson, J. N., & Vesperi, M. D. eds. 1995.  The culture of long term care: Nursing home ethnography.  Westport,  CT: Greenwood. 

Holmes, L. and E. Rhoads, 1995. Other Cultures,  Elder Years. (2nd Edition) Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Ikels, C. 1983. Aging and Adaptation: Chinese in Hong Kong and the United States, Hamden, CT, Archon Books,.

Keith, J. 1982. Old People, New Lives: Community Creation in a Retirement Residence.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Keith, J., C. Fry, A.P. Glascock, C. Ikels, J. Dickerson-Putnam, H.C. Harpending and P. Draper. 1994. The Aging Experience: Diversity and Commonality Across Cultures. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Kerns, Virginia and Judith Brown (eds.) (1992) In her prime: New views of middle‑aged women, 2nd edition. Urbana: Univer­sity of Illinois Press.

Phoebe S. Liebig and S. Irudaya Rajan, eds. 2004.  Aging India: Perspectives, Prospects, and Policies. Haworth Press. (originally published in Vol. 15 nos. 2/3 in the Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism Services.)

Myerhoff, B. and A. Simic (eds.) (1978) Life’s career-aging: Cultural variations on growing old. Beverly Hills: Sage.

Prendergast, D. 2005. From Elder to Ancestor: Old Age, Death and Inheritance in Modern Korea,

            Kent, ENG: Global Oriental Monograph Series.

Putnam‑Dickerson, J. and J. Brown. 1998. Women Among Women: Anthropological Perspectives on Female Age‑Hierarchies. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Rowles, G. and N. Schoenberg, eds. 2002. Qualitative Gerontology: Contemporary Perspectives. New York: Springer.

Rubinstein, R. Anthropology and Aging: Comprehensive Reviews, Kluwer, 1990.

P. Silverman (ed.). 1987. The elderly as modern pioneers. Bloomington, Indiana University Press.

Schweitzer, M.  1991. Anthropology of Aging: A Partially Annotated Bibliography, Westport CT: Greenwood.

Simmons, L.W. 1945. The Role of the Aged in Primitive Society. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University press.

KEY PRE-1999 ETHNOGRAPHIES

Becker, G. 1980. Growing old in silence. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Francis, D. 1984. Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 84?  Bloomington, IN: Indiana Univ Press.

Kaufman, S. 1986. The ageless self: Sources of meaning in late life. Madison, WI: Univ of Wisconsin Press.

Cohen, L. 1998. No aging in India, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Counts, D. and D. Counts. 1996. Over the next hill: An ethnography of RVing seniors in north America. Petersborough, Ont.: Broadview. (Associated photo essay “Where are the bones in their noses” David Counts and Dorothy Counts http://faculty.usfsp.edu/jsokolov/webbook/counts.pdf)

Hazan, H. 1980. The Limbo people. Boston: Routledge and Kegan.

Kinoshita, Y. and C. Kiefer. 1992. Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Myerhoff, B. 1978. Number Our Days. New York: E.P. Dutton.

Rasmussen, Susan . 1997. The poetics and politics of Tuareg aging: Life course and personal destiny in Niger. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press.

Savishinsky, J. 1991. The ends of time: Life and work in a nursing home. New York: Bergin and Garvey.

Shield, Renee Rose. 1988. Uneasy Endings: Daily Life in an American Nursing Home, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

TEACHING:

Shenk, D. and J. Sokolovsky. 1999.  Teaching About Aging:  Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives, 3rd Edition)  Jointly published by AAGE and AGHE – details at: http://faculty.usfsp.edu/jsokolov/guide.htm

The Cultural Context of Aging Web Site:   http://faculty.usfsp.edu/jsokolov/syllabi.htm

S. E. Johnson. Teaching project using the HRAF files: “Culture and Aging: A Research Project in Completed Fertility & Subsistence Practices, Productivity & Aging, and Social Networks & Aging.”      http://hraf.yale.edu/resources/faculty/teaching-ehraf/1-18-culture-and-aging/

Shalev,  A. 2009. Visions of Aging: Images of the Elderly in Film, Sussex Academic Press.                                        

Maria Vesperi. 2009.  “Integrating Aging into Anthropology Curricula.” Anthropology News, November 2009: Issue Focused on Aging and the Life Course, Volume 50, Issue 8, http://faculty.usfsp.edu/jsokolov/maria%20an%20news.PDF

10 classic articles from early editions of The Cultural Context of Aging http://faculty.usfsp.edu/jsokolov/webbook/

 

Video talks/ learning modules

Web video Training program in Cultural Competency in nursing homes http://www.downstate.edu/geriatricfellowship/competency/competency.html

Video Training Modules to Enhance Cultural Competency

http://www.downstate.edu/geriatricfellowship/v_modules.html

 

Case example Anthropology Rounds: http://www.downstate.edu/geriatricfellowship/lectures.html

 

Aging and Anthropology Blogs

Phil Stafford’s “Adventures in Eldurbia,: http://agingindiana.wordpress.com/

PAAGE - COMING SOON to the AAGE website. Ender Ricart, Peggy Perkinson, Maria Cattell are building, PAAGE.

an interactive web-based forum that will include short commentaries and the opportunity for responses and discussion.

 

JOURNALS

Anthropology and Aging - http://anthro-age.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/anthro-age/index

 

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology www.springerlink.com/content/102929/  - NoteFull access to content: recent special issues on: Social Change in Africa and Biological anthropology; Hispanic Aging.

Age Culture Humanities http://ageculturehumanities.org/WP/

International Journal of Ageing and Later Life http://www.ep.liu.se/ej/ijal/

AARP International: The Journal (www.aarpinternational.org/journal)

 

Journal of Aging Studies http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/08904065

Ageing and Society http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ASO

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES / NETWORKS:

AAGE: Association for Anthropology and Gerontology, http://anthropologyandgerontology.com/

Interest Group on Aging and the Life Course – American Anthropological Association

IUAES Commission on Aging and the Life Course - Leng Leng Thang, Chair.

IAGG (International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics) http://www.iagg.info

Aging in Developing Countries Network, http://adcnet.psc.isr.umich.edu/links

NANAS North American Network of Aging Studies http://agingstudies.org/NANAS/

ENAS European Network of Ageing Studies http://www.agingstudies.eu/

HelpAge International has loads of information, great for quick country comparisons.  http://www.helpage.org/

 

GATEWAY WEB SITES:

The Global AgeWatch Index ranks countries by how well their older populations are faring: http://www.helpage.org/global-agewatch/

AARP Global Aging Page -  www.aarpinternational.org

The Cultural Context of Aging Web Page http://faculty.usfsp.edu/jsokolov/IndexNew.htm

The Aging in Developing Countries network  http://adcnet.psc.isr.umich.edu/people/

AGE Euro http://www.age-platform.org/

KEY REPORTS:

An older population: The Older Population in the United States Population Estimates and Projections

Current Population Reports Issued May 2014 P25-1140 By Jennifer M. Ortman, Victoria A. Velkoff,    http://www.census.gov/prod/2014pubs/p25-1140.pdf

Ageing in the 21st Century (UNFPA and HelpAge International, 2012) http://unfpa.org/ageingreport/

Multicultural Competency in Geropsychology, 2013. www.apa.org/pi/aging/programs/pipeline/multicultural-geropsychology.aspx

Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise? World Economic Forum, http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GAC_GlobalPopulationAgeing_Report_2012.pdf

Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise, Geneva: World Economic, 2012 http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GAC_GlobalPopulationAgeing_Report_2012.pdf

Kevin Kinsella, K. and W. He. 2008. An Aging World 2008. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/2009pubs/p95-09-1.pdf 

Global Health and Aging (WHO): www.who.int/ageing/publications/global_health.pdf

 Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being  http://www.agingstats.gov/Main_Site/Data/2012_Documents/docs/EntireChartbook.pdf                                    

                                          

Health Wellbeing and Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2004:

           www.ssc.wisc.edu/sabe/docs/informeFinal%20Ingles%20noviembre%202004.pdf

The Comparative Study of Aging and Health in Asia (AHA), http://aha.psc.isr.umich.edu/research.html

The Global Aging Initiative (Center for Strategic and International Studies) http://csis.org/node/13319/publication gateway to new reports on China, Latin America and Post-Industrial Societies.