Jan Baars , Joseph Dohmen , Amanda Grenier and Chris Phillipson (eds), Ageing, Meaning and Social Structure: Connecting Critical and Humanistic Gerontology, Policy Press, Bristol, UK, 2013, 216 pp., hbk £70.00, ISBN 13: 978 1 4473 0090 8. Academic texts on the intersection between critical and humanistic gerontology are sparse in academia. Most of the literature in … Continue reading →
Professor of Interpretive Gerontology, at the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Jan Baars is the author or many publications on aging, ranging from conceptual analysis to polemic criticism and more reflective existential perspectives. He has given Master classes at universities in Europe, the United States, New Zealand and South Africa. Continue reading →
Jan Baars is the author of Aging and the Art of Living The prospect of dying has always fascinated and haunted human beings. Today, scientists are talking about treatments that could expand average life spans by decades or may even outwit mortality. On the other hand, philosopher Jan Baars says we have exalted longevity over … Continue reading →
The 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America conference is the most important yearly event in the gerontological calendar, drawing thousands of attendees from all over the globe. This year it takes place in Orlando, Florida – 18-22 November 2015. To encourage interdisciplinary debate between the different sections of GSA, this year’s conference presents … Continue reading →
A conference on anthropological questions with regard to aging, organized by Centre for Health Care Ethics in Hannover, in cooperation with the Universities of Göttingen and Freiburg. The publication of the proceedings is being prepared.
Mala Kapur Shankardass reviews Ageing, Meaning and Social Structure in HelpAge India: “The book has much to offer to theoretical and empirical understanding of growing old in changing societies, with its deep elaborations on theory and case studies to a large section of scholars and researchers, from the social science stream and health practice as well as administrators, policy makers and practitioners involved with the field of ageing. It is a rare collection as it combines intersection done seldom between critical and humanistic gerontology.” Download PDF
The World Congress of Gerontology is held every four years and attracts thousands of attendees from all over the globe. Instead of individual keynotes the 2017 program will see some invited keynote sessions, in which three speakers address an important issue. One of these keynote sessions will be about Social Inequality and Social Justice. This keynote session will be chaired by Jan Baars and include Dale Dannefer (Case Western Reserve University) and Chris Phillipson (University of Manchester) as speakers.
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Susan Braedley (Carleton University) reviews Ageing, Meaning and Social Structure in Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement: “This book will stay on my shelf for a long time, reminding me that reflection on our disciplinary and theoretical frames, as well as respectful disagreement, are tools to advance critical discussions.” Download PDF
The proceedings of the First Forum of the Terrence Seedsman Gero-Philosophy School on Aging and Wisdom have been published, including the translation of the original presentations in Turkish or English. The second Forum of the Gero-Philosophy School is scheduled for the 3rd-5th of May 2016 in Assos (Turkey) with presentations and workshops on Aging and … Continue reading →