Emerald Studies In The Humanities, Aging And Later Life

Emerald Studies in the Humanities, Aging and Later Life responds to the growing need for scholarship focused on age, identity and meaning in late life in a time of unprecedented longevity. For the first time in human history, there are more people in the world aged 60 years and over than under age five. In response, empirical gerontological research on how and why we age has seen exponential growth. An unintended consequence of this growth, however, has been an increasing chasm between the need to study age through generalizable data – the “objective” - and the importance of understanding the human experience of growing old.

Emerald Studies in the Humanities, Aging and Later Life bridges this gap. The series creates a more intellectually diversified gerontology through the perspective of the humanities as well as other interpretive, non-empirical approaches that draw from humanities scholarship. Publishing monographs, edited collections and short form Emerald Points volumes, the series represents the most cutting edge research in the areas of humanistic gerontology and aging.

Editorial Board

Andrew Achenbaum, University of Houston, USA
Thomas Cole, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA
Chris Gilleard, University College London, UK
Ros Jennings, University of Glouchestershire, UK
Ulla Kriebernegg, University of Graz, Austria
Roberta Maierhofer, University of Graz, Austria
Wendy Martin, Brunel University, London, UK


To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editor via email:

Kate de Medeiros
Miami University, USA
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