Learning from Japan about an Ageing Society
What could Australia learn from the efforts of Japanese senior citizens to live a meaningful old age?
Dr Katrina Moore, Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of NSW, will discuss her research into ageing in Japan and her new book Joy of Noh: Embodied Learning and Discipline in Urban Japan.
In her research, Katrina worked with older amateur practitioners of the Noh theatre and even studied some utai herself. She will discuss how this performing art enables older people to participate in society and develop resilience, and as well consider what Australia could learn from Japan in this area.
Katrina's research focuses on the study of ageing and gender in Japan. She has published articles on the Japanese performing arts, identity and self-actualisation in old age, and the transformation of marital relationships in later life. She teaches courses on technology and culture, living and dying, and Japanese society, all from an anthropological perspective.
Katrina studied in Japan and in the US, gaining a PhD from Harvard University.
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