Critical Perspectives in Age Studies
This workshop explores the meaning of age studies as an interdisciplinary field. These include research in the humanities and culture (fiction, narrative, biography, media), feminism (age/gender based inequalities, sexualities), the social sciences (generations, biopolitics, intersectionality, technologies, globalism), the sciences of aging (geriatrics, gerontology, lifecourse studies) and the health professions (caregiving, nursing, advocacy). Age Studies is a creative boundary-crossing and collaborative thought space, where the plurality of approaches reflect the diversity of the aging process itself. The workshop aims to appeal to students and emerging scholars interested in critical and reflexive aging perspectives in a time of rapid social change.
Dr. Stephen Katz, Trent University
Dr. Kim Sawchuk, Concordia University