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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 ( Ageing and New Media: A New Analysis of Older Australians’ Support Networks is a collaborative research project coordinated by Loretta Baldassar (Anthropology and Sociology,…

Special Issue – Journal of Population Ageing. ‘Life course influences on inequalities in later life: Comparative perspectives’

Hal Kendig, James NazrooThe papers contained in this special issue of the Journal of Population Ageing originated in a session held at the 2014 International Sociological Association Conference, for which we organised a symposium for the Research Committee on Sociology of Aging, sharing the same title as this editorial. The main motivation for the symposium,…

Beyond successful and active ageing: A theory of model ageing

Virpi Timonen, Trinity College DublinThis controversial book argues that concepts such as ‘successful’ and ‘active’ ageing - ubiquitous terms in research, marketing and policy making concerned with older adults – are potentially dangerous paradigms that reflect and exacerbate inequalities in older populations.This author presents a new theory to make sense of the popularity of…

New article on peer support and social identity in residential care

Kristine Theurer, Ben Mortenson, Robyn Stone, Melinda Suto, Virpi Timonen and Julia RozanovaLoneliness and depression are serious mental health concerns across the spectrum of residential care, from nursing homes to assisted and retirement living. Psychosocial care provided to residents to address these concerns is typically based on a long-standing tradition of ‘light’ social events, such as games, trips, and social gatherings, planned and implemented by…

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.,-volume-i-andrzej-klimczuk/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781137466105 You may use a discount code, visit and quote discount code PM15THIRTY, or email your order to 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: 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