Ageing, Body and Society: Critical perspectives, Future Challenges (CFP, Conference, London, 6 July 2012)

Critical Perspectives, Future Challenges:
The British Sociological Association Ageing, Body and Society Study Group’s 5th Annual Conference
Friday July 6th 2012
The British Library Conference Centre, London

Keynote Address: Professor Barb Marshall (Trent University, Canada) who will speak on: ‘Ageing, Embodiment and Corporeality: Lessons for the Sociology of the Body’

Plenary Panel including: Professor Toni Calasanti (Virginia Tech, USA); Professor Paul Higgs (UCL, UK); Professor Chris Phillipson (Keele University, UK); and Professor Julia Twigg (University of Kent, UK)

Co-convenors of the Ageing, Body and Society study group: Dr Wendy Martin (Brunel University) and Professor Julia Twigg (University of Kent)

During the last five years our study group has been exploring the social, cultural and biological dimensions of our bodies as we grow older. For our fifth annual conference we wish to take the opportunity to review our progress and debate and consider our future challenges. In particular, this one day conference seeks to bring together academics and researchers whose work focuses on ageing bodies or wish to widen their interests by exploring the embodied dimensions of their research. We encourage researchers to share their perspectives on ‘ageing, body and society’ and welcome abstracts on different theoretical and methodological approaches, emergent ideas, work in progress, practitioner perspectives, and empirical findings.

We therefore invite abstracts for presentations that will be 15-20 minutes in length. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by Friday 20 April 2012 online. Participants will be informed of the acceptance of their paper before the end of May 2012. Further information is here and abstracts can be submitted here.


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