Anthropology & Aging

Anthropology & Aging is the official journal of the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology, and the Life Course (AAGE), a nonprofit organization established in 1978 as a multidisciplinary group dedicated to the exploration and understanding of aging within and across the diversity of human cultures. 

 Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course


Cover of Anthropology and Aging, Volume 43, Number 1, 2022

The journal's perspective today remains holistic, comparative, and international. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that have cross-disciplinary appeal, that present cutting-edge research, and that bring creative and stimulating insight to aging studies and the human condition across the life course. Anthropology & Aging strives to advance anthropological theory while contributing to knowledge at the intersection of anthropology and gerontology. 


Tannistha Samanta (FLAME University)

Amy Clotworthy (University of Copenhagen)


Book Reviews, Porfolio and Debate Editor 
Christine Verbruggen (KU Leuven)

Editorial Assistants
Janis Woodward (George Mason University)
Brandan Culbert (George Mason University)

Editorial Advisory Board
Steven Albert (University of Pittsburgh)
Leslie Carlin (University of Toronto, Canada)
Maria G. Cattell (Independent Researcher)
Cati Coe (Rutgers University)
Jason Danely (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
Howie Giles (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Lori L. Jervis (University of Oklahoma)
Philip Kao (University of Pittsburgh)
Cortney Hughes Rinker (George Mason University)
Sarah Lamb (Brandeis University)
Annette Leibing (Université de Montreal, Canada)
Mark Luborsky (Wayne State University)
Caitrin Lynch (Olin College)
Athena McLean (Central Michigan University)
Jon Nussbaum (Pennsylvania State University)
Bjarke Oxlund (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Margaret Perkinson (University of Hawaii, Mānoa)
Jason Powell (University of Chester) 
Dena Shenk (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
Samantha Solimeo (CADRE, Iowa City VA Medical Center)
Nanami Suzuki (Graduate University of Advanced Studies/National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan)
Piet van Eeuwijk (University of Basel, Switzerland)



Welcome to A&A's new Editorial Advisory Board members

The editorial team of Anthropology & Aging is pleased to welcome three new members to our Editorial Advisory Board (EAB).  
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Vol 43, No 1 (2022)

Cover Page

Artwork by Sébastien Libert – Neuroplasticity, ascription, and the fragmentation of later life

Using the malleability of clay as a medium and reference, this artwork questions biomedical ideas of neuroplasticity, cognitive rehabilitation, and their cultural significance in later life. The juxtaposition of individual and evanescent figures evokes the social pressure to sustain unrealistic expectations of brain fitness and the fear of being ascribed into the social imaginary of a “failed” ageing.