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Perspectives from Scholars in the Geographies of Aging

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 35
Organizers: Andrea Rishworth
Chairs: Andrea Rishworth

Call for Submissions

We invite scholars to submit abstracts on new and on-going empirical and theoretical work related to aging, space and place from a geographic perspective. Topics include, but are not limited to: 1) aging and place; 2) socio-economic, political and cultural relations along the life course; 3) care relations and embodiment; 4) and the spatial and place based experiences of service access and utilization (health, social, political, judicial) in both high and low-income contexts. Please email your abstract (maximum 250 words), PIN and contact information to Andrea Rishworth at by November 19, 2020.


Populations in both high and low-income contexts are aging. By 2050, the population age 60 and above will increase from 1 billion to 2.1 billion, with 80% in low-middle income countries (LMICs). While aging is a global phenomenon, the timing, speed, and scale in which aging is unfolding varies between and within global regions. Although the geographies of aging recognize the co-constructed, transactional relations between people and places age they age, the full theoretical, methodological and empirical extent to which aging and its attendant processes have been explored, remains a large gap in the sub-discipline. To this end, this session aims to provide a platform for young scholars in the field to discuss empirical, theoretical and methodological work related to aging, space and place from both high and low-middle income contexts, with the intent of growing the sub-discipline.


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