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Recently published book ‘Ageing, Physical Activity, Recreation and Wellbeing’.

A new book to raise awareness of ways to healthy ageing has been published by Dr Barbara Humberstone, Professor of Sociology of Sport and Outdoor Education, and Dr Maria Konstantaki, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. ‘Ageing, Physical Activity, Recreation and Wellbeing’ features a collection of studies which focus on the…

Call for Papers – Special Issue “New Perspectives on Aging Futures” Journal Societies

Dear Colleagues, This Special Issue of Societies invites manuscripts of original research that explore “aging futures” through critical and interdisciplinary perspectives from the social sciences or humanities. According to Nikolas Rose, “contemporary biopolitics is infused with futurity, saturated with anticipations of imagined futures”. How such biopolitics is connected to age…

Call for Papers – Conference “Contextualizing Productive Aging in Asia” (Deadline: 15 September 2016)

Dr. Pei-Chun KoDate: 13 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017 Venue: Asia Research Institute, Seminar Room AS8, Level 4, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260 “Productive Aging” emphasizes older adults’ engagement in productive activities, including working, care giving, volunteering or helping in later life. Asian countries (especially in East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia)…

Call for PhD applications (Australia)

Prof. Loretta Baldassar, Dr. Raelene WildingWe would like to invite students interested in doing a PhD associated with our ARC project to collaborate with us to apply for a Forrest scholarship (http://www.forrestresearch.org.au/). Ageing and New Media: A New Analysis of Older Australians’ Support Networks is a collaborative research project coordinated by Loretta Baldassar (Anthropology and Sociology,…

New Book: Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy, Volume I

From Andrzej Klimczuk: The book mixes the silver economy, the creative economy, and the social economy to construct positive solutions for an ageing population. It covers theoretical analyses and case study descriptions of good practices to suggest strategies that could be internationally popularized. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/economic-foundations-for-creative-ageing-policy,-volume-i-andrzej-klimczuk/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781137466105 You may use a discount code, visit http://www.palgrave.com and quote discount code PM15THIRTY, or email your order to orders@palgrave.com. Special offer is valid until 31/12/2015.

Feature on Aging Families 2015 conference

The Syracuse University publication "Maxwell Perspective" has featured an article on the Aging Families, Changing Families conference that the RC11 Vide-President Merril Silverstein hosted in June 2015. Read on from page 12!

Population ageing from a life-course perspective

Komp, K., & Johansson, S. (Eds.) (2015), Population ageing from a lifecourse perspective. Critical and international approaches. Bristol: Policy Press. Populations around the globe are ageing rapidly. This demographic shift affects families, market structures and social provisions. This timely volume, part of the Ageing and the Lifecourse series, argues that the lifecourse perspective helps us understand the causes and effects of population ageing. The lifecourse perspective suggests that individuals’ experiences…

Abstract submission for Vienna 2016 now open…closing 30 September!

Please submit your abstracts for Vienna 2016, using this link: http://www.isa-sociology.org/forum-2016/ But hurry, the deadline of 30th of September is strictly adhered to! RC11 has a fantastic range of sessions that are now open for abstract submission: Ageing and the Body: Twenty Years on Ageing and the Economic Crisis Ageing in Place in a Mobile World: New Media and Older People’s Support Networks Aging Society and New Welfare Policies Aging, Health and Life Course: Theoretical Issues and Methodological Problems Aging, Identity, and the Body Digital Technologies, Ageing and Everyday Life New Social Roles of Older People Older Men Public Policies and Responsible Innovation in Response to the Population Aging Challenge /Políticas Públicas e Innovación Responsable como Respuesta al Desafío del Envejecimiento Poblacional Social Epidemiology of Aging The Fourth Age: “Real” Old Age? The Future of Older Persons in Global Perspective The Work of Care: Ageing, Inequalities and Supply of Care Workers Work, Aging, and Health