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This month, Field Notes invites four scholars to consider the theme of aging. What has anthropology contributed to the study of aging? How does aging and associated processes interact, constrain, or influence social relationships and perceptions of selfhood? What does it provoke?
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Aging itself provokes. Movement and change are inherent in the concept, which means that acknowledging aging challenges fictions of stability and stasis. Thos... More
One of the definitions of translation is the change or conversion to another form or appearance (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2005) and each person is responsi... More
Emily Wentzell notes that aging provokes disjunction. To demonstrate this, Wentzell presents the example of her grandmother who, nearly 80, does not feel her ch... More
In his provocative commentary on the place of children in mainstream anthropology, Lawrence Hirschfeld argued that “Children create and inhabit cultures of th... More