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THE BODY AND SOCIETY – BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

BSA Ageing, Body and Society STUDY GROUP 5TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Critical Perspectives, Future Challenges

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)

Call for Abstracts and Invitation to Delegates

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 at: http://bsas.esithosting.co.uk/public/abstract/Abstracts.aspx

Participants will be informed of the acceptance of their paper before the end of May 2012.

Further information: www.britsoc.co.uk/events/ageing

Abstract submission: http://bsas.esithosting.co.uk/public/abstract/Abstracts.aspx

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BODY WORK IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Call for Papers

BSA Ageing Body and Society Study Group Conference: Body Work in Health and Social Care

British Library Conference Centre,London

Tuesday 6th September 2011

Supported by the SHI Foundation and the British Library.

 

This day conference seeks to extend and deepen interest in the concept of ‘body work’ – understood here as work focusing on the bodies of others, typically undertaken in a paid context. As such it is a component in a range of occupations in health and social care, and beyond. We invite abstracts for papers that address the relevance of ‘body work’ to the sociology of health, illness and care, and to policy debates in these areas. Research on body work and ageing, including the experience of both providers and recipients of body work, is particularly welcome. We are also keen to include papers that draw comparisons with other areas of work such as personal services like hairdressing or sex work. Papers addressing methodological issues in studying body work (including, for instance, ethical questions, or the use of visual representations) are also welcome.

Topics of interest include:

  • The transformation and discipline of the body through health, care, and death work
  • The role of gender, class and racialisation on constructions of body work and body work interactions
  • The temporal and spatial organization of body work
  • Recruitment and training for body work and the embodied practitioner
  • Emotion, touch and reflexivity
  • Power, intimacy, and vulnerability
  • Dirty work and abjection
  • Formal and informal resistance by practitioners or patients or clients
  • The political economy of body work provision and its transformation over time

The Conference is organised by the BSA Ageing, Body and Society Study Group and supported by the Sociology of Health and Illness Foundation. It marks the publication of the recent Special Issue of Sociology of Health and Illness and the forthcoming monograph Body Work in Health and Social Care.  see (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/shil.2011.33.issue-2/issuetoc).

Co-ordinators: Professor Julia Twigg (Kent), Dr Carol Wolkowitz (Warwick), Dr Rachel Cohen (Surrey) Dr Sarah Nettleton (York), and Dr Wendy Martin (Brunel).

Abstracts for papers and posters: max 250 words should be submitted by 27 June 2011 online at http://bsas.esithosting.co.uk/public/abstract/eventAbstract.aspx?id=EVT10136. Acceptance confirmation by 12 July. Programme online from 22 July.

Registration:  £45 BSA members, £85 non-members, £35 postgraduates. Fee includes buffet lunch, refreshments and wine reception in the early evening. Online registration at www.britsoc.co.uk/events/ageing. For further information email conference@britsoc.org.uk

Join the Ageing, Body and Society Study Group: The group organises seminars, workshops conferences and other events. New members, including students, welcome. Information on how to join: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/specialisms/AgeingBodyandSociety.htm

 

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FUTURES OF AGEING: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE BODY

Monday July 19th at the British Library, London

We are delighted to announce the programme for our annual one day conference ‘Futures of Ageing: Science, Technology and the Body’ on Monday July 19th at the British Library, London.

In particular, we are delighted to present an excellent, dynamic and inter/national line up of keynotes, plenary papers, concurrent paper session, and posters. This includes:

Keynote address:

Professor Simon Williams (University of Warwick) ””Boosting the Brain?” Neuroculture, Active Ageing and Cognitive Decline’

Plenary papers:

Prof Joanna Latimer (Cardiff University) Intimations of (Im)mortality: how aging scientists debate the relation between the normal, the natural and the pathological.

Prof Paul Higgs (University  College London); Prof Ian Rees Jones (Bangor University) ‘Anti-Anti-Ageing’, progressive critique or conservative metaphysics?

Prof Stephen Katz (Trent University, Canada) Embodied Memory: Ageing, Neuroculture and the Genealogy of Mind

Prof Chris Gilleard; Prof Paul Higgs (University College London) Refusing to face the future?  Developments and tensions in the discourses of anti-aging surgery.

Plenary panel: Technogenarians: Studying Health and Illness through an Aging, Science, and Technology Lens

Professor Barb Marshall (Trent University, Canada);

Louis Neven (University of Twente);

Dr Katie Brittain (Newcastle University, UK)

Chairs: Dr Kelly Joyce (College of William and Mary, USA) and Dr Meika Loe (Colgate University, USA)

We also have a wine reception sponsored by Wiley Blackwell and launch of the latest Sociology of Health and Illness monograph Technogenarians: Studying Health and Illness through an Aging, Science, and Technology Lens

We very much hope you will join us for this exciting day of debate and discussion. 

We invite delegates to participate in this exciting area of study and if you wish to attend or hear more about the conference, please contact the British Sociological Association conference office at conference@britsoc.org.uk or alternatively download a booking form from http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/ageing

We hope to see you all soon! b/w Wendy and Julia, co-convenors

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