Announcements


BSA Ageing, Body and Society Study Group 7th Annual Conference: Ageing and Culture

Conference/Meeting - BSA Ageing, Body and Society Study Group 7th Annual Conference: Ageing and Culture; University of ManchesterDate - February 26, 2016Deadline - December 15, 2015 / 12 midnightThis year the Ageing, Body and Society study group is holding its annual day conference in Manchester, in collaboration with MICRA, University of Manchester. The theme of the day is Ageing and Culture. We will also be celebrating the publication of The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology: https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415631143   We…

Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology

Professor Julia Twigg (University of Kent) and Dr Wendy Martin (Brunel University London) Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and humanities, and deploying…
Professor Julia Twigg (University of Kent) and Dr Wendy Martin (Brunel University London) (2015).Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology, Abingdon: Routledge

Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center

Bringing together the resources of a top-tier research university, the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center uniquely incorporates a range of disciplines from the medical sciences to urban planning to architecture, including the humanities and the social sciences in between, to study and better understand the aging process and its…

European Society on Family Relations – Call for symposia and papers

Conference/Meeting - 8th conference of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR) Date - August 31, 2016Deadline - December 31, 2015 / 12 midnight8th Congress of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR) Changing Family Relations – Gender and Generations August 31 - September 3, 2016, TU Dortmund University, Germany Megatrends like globalization, increasing migration, the neo-liberal transformation of labor, individualization and pluralization as well as demographic ageing profoundly influence families today. The…

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science and Health at the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London

Price - Vary for UK/EU/Other and FT/PTDate - January 18, 2016This postgraduate programme is aimed at professionals and practitioners who need to develop their understanding and practical application of quantitative and qualitative research methods, especially those from health, policy, NGO and government sectors including researchers and those who manage and/or commission research. No prior knowledge of research methods is necessary.…

Money and Later Life

Price, Debora and Livsey, Lynne As theorists emphasize the role of consumption and identity in daily practices and present new conceptualisations of later life as situated within cultural generational fields, this chapter examines how cultural gerontology informs our understanding of money and later life.  New modes of governing ageing populations rely on cultural change, expecting…
Price, Debora and Livsey, Lynne , (2015).'Money and Later Life', in Julia Twigg, Wendy Martin (Eds) Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology, Abingdon: Routledge, pp.305-312