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The American Anthropological Association's (AAA) Annual Conference in Washington.

The Aging as a Human Condition project had panels at the AAA conference, Nov 28 - Dec 3, 2017.

Info about event


Tuesday 28 November 2017, at 09:00 - Sunday 3 December 2017, at 16:00


Washington DC

Radical Uncertainty and the Search for the Good Old Life. Artistic, Philosophical and Anthropological Explorations. 

Organizers: Lotte Meinert and Lone Grøn.

Discussants: Lawrence Cohen and Joel Robbins

Read the panel abstract here


PANEL 1: Individual abstracts

DISCUSSANT: Lawrence Cohen

Harmandeep Gill: Coming to terms with impermanence. The pursuit for moral transformations among elderly Tibetans in Dharamsala.

Tove Nyholm: Enlarge, simplify, sensualize and deepen: From lived life to aesthetic expression

Janelle S. Taylor: "Between Abuse and Abandonment: Friendship and Dementia at the Margins of Social Personhood"

Helle Wentzer: Aging as a Human Condition. The Aporias and Art of Practicing a Good (Old) Life


PANEL 2: Individual abstracts

DISCUSSANT: Joel Robbins. 

Lone Grøn: Ontological Breakdown, Institutional Aging and the Good Life in Denmark

Maria Speyer: The Shared Body. Figural Drawing and the Specificity and Universality of Aging

Susan Reynolds Whyte: ‘Still here’: shifting constellations of care in eastern Uganda.

Rasmus Dyring: Ethics and Aging: On the Existential Vicissitudes of Ethical Striving


Read the individual abstracts here