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Book Forum — Richard Keller’s Fatal Isolation

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Richard Keller’s Fatal Isolation: The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003 is a careful accounting of the toll the heat wave took on those most vulnerable in the neighborhoods surrounding Paris.  The book is about the shape of vulnerability and its amplification over time — in fact, Fatal Isolation requires us to pause on the ideas of risk, vulnerability, …

In the Journals

Aging, Sex, and Well-Being in Brazil — A Special Issue of Aging & Anthropology Quarterly

Aging & Anthropology Quarterly’s current issue is a special issue entitled “Aging, Sex, and Well-Being in Brazil” and edited by Annette Leibing. The issue can be found here. It is worth noting that the issue is open access, as are all their issues (see this note from editor-in-chief Jason Danely). Article abstracts are below:

Heterotopia and Illness: Older women

Books

Top of the heap: Martyn Pickersgill

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This week Martyn Pickersgill of the University of Edinburgh speaks to “Top of the heap” about some recent books on humanitarianism, pharmaceuticals, dementia and expertise.

Martyn Pickersgill

Amongst other bits and pieces, I currently have two large projects on the go: one, on access to therapy in mental health, and the other, on neuroscience and family life. With regards to …

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Call for submissions: Margaret Clark Award For Student Papers

Margaret Clark Award For Student Papers

Sponsored by AAGE – Association for Anthropology and Gerontology

 

Award Competition

AAGE is invites graduate and undergraduate students to submit papers of interest to anthropology and gerontology to compete for the Margaret Clark Award. This award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of Margaret Clark, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary …

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Margaret Lock’s The Alzheimer Conundrum

The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

by Margaret Lock

Princeton University Press, 2013. 
328 pages, US $29.95 (Cloth)

 

Margaret Lock’s The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging is a welcome addition to a body of work that has so productively explored the historical contingencies, cultural specificities, and philosophical dilemmas that surround and shape bodies and people’s …