Senior Lecturer of Anthropology
Oxford Brookes University
Jason Danely is Senior Lecturer of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University. He studied psychological anthropology under Spiro, D’Andrade and Parish at the UC, San Diego, where he became interested in ritual and subjectivity in old age. His first book, Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan (2014, RUP), argues Japanese cultural narratives of loss provide symbolic structures for grieving against the backdrop of demographic change. Jason’s current research projects include compassion and family caregiving and post-carceral elderly care.