Joel Savishinsky

Emeritus Dana Professor, Anthropology

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                                                DR.
JOEL S. SAVISHINSKY

                                             
   Department of Anthropology
                                                        
Ithaca College
                                                 
 Ithaca, New York 14850
 
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:                           
COLLEGE ADDRESS:
  222 Bryant
Avenue                             
Department of Anthropology
  Ithaca, New York
14850                            
& The Gerontology Institute
  Telephone:
607-272-7890                  
Ithaca College
                                                              
Ithaca, New York 14850
 
                                                            Telephone:
607- 274-1331
                                                             
e-mail: savishin@ithaca.edu
STATUS AT RETIREMENT:
    Charles A. Dana Professor in the Social Sciences
    Department of Anthropology & The Gerontology Institute, Ithaca College
 
DEGREES:
  B.A.    1964  in Sociology-Anthropology, taken cum laude and with
                                   
Honors in the Social Sciences, from City College of
                                   
New York, June 1964
  Ph.D.   1970  in Anthropology, from Cornell University, January 1970
 
SELECTED ACADEMIC POSITIONS:
   1966           Physical Anthropologist,
Harvard-Cornell Archaeological
                       
Expedition to Sardis, Turkey
  1969-1973     Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology,
                       
     Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
  1973              Visiting
Lecturer, American Museum of Natural History,
                       
     Evening School for Adults, Department of Education
  1973- 2008 Department of Anthropology, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
                                   
1973-1975:  Assistant Professor
                                   
1974-1978, 1981-1987, 1995-1996: Chairperson
                                   
1975-1984:  Associate Professor with tenure
                                   
1984-2008:  Professor with tenure
                                  
1997-2008: Charles A. Dana Professor in the Social Sciences
  1987-1988     Visiting Professor, Centre for Environmental and Social
                       
     Studies on Ageing, Polytechnic of North London,  England
  1993-1995     Lecturer, New York Council for The Humanities, Speakers
Series
  1994             Visiting Lecturer,
University of Pittsburgh, Semester at
                       
     Sea Program, Institute for Shipboard Education (Spring1994)
  1997              Lecturer,
Lady Doak College, and Bishop Appasamy College,
                           
Tamil Nadu, South India
  2000          Visiting Lecturer, University of
Pittsburgh, Semester at
                       
    Sea Program, Institute for Shipboard Education (Fall 2000)
 
SELECTED GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS:
   1967-1968    National Science Foundation Doctoral Research
Fellowship
                       
      for research in the Canadian Arctic
   1971             National Museum
of Man, National Museums of Canada,
                       
       grant for research in the Canadian Arctic
   1979-1980    National Endowment for The Humanities,
           
                  
Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Independent Study and
           
                  
Research, for research in England
   1988-1989  Grants from the Gerontology Institute & the Provost’s
Office,
                              
Ithaca College, for a study of human services for British families
                              
Caring for dementia sufferers, London, England
 1997-1998    National Endowment for The Humanities, Fellowship for
           
                  
Independent Study and Research, for a project on
           
                  
Retirement and Meaning in American and Indian Culture
   1997-2000    Private foundation grant, through the Gerontology
Institute
           
                  
at Ithaca College, for a study of “Morality and Meaning in Later
           
                  
Life,” as part of the “Pathways to Life Quality” Project
   2007-2008   Legacy Grant, Provost’s Office, Ithaca College, for the
creation of a
                              
Database & Historical Archive of Student Fieldwork Experiences
                              
From 1973-2007
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
 
   1974   THE TRAIL OF THE HARE: LIFE AND STRESS IN AN ARCTIC
              
COMMUNITY
.  New York: Gordon and Breach, Inc.
 
   1978   (Editor).  STRANGERS NO MORE: ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDIES
             OF CAT ISLAND, THE
BAHAMAS
. Ithaca, New York: Department
             of Anthropology, Ithaca
College.
 
   1982  “Vicarious Emotions and Cultural Restraint,” Journal of
Psychoanalytic
             Anthropology
5 (2):
115-135.
 
   1985   “Pets and Family Relationships among Nursing Home
Residents,”
              Marriage and Family
Review
Vol. 8, Nos. 3/4: 109-134.
 
   1986   “Copper on Tin” (poem) Crosscurrents: A
Quarterly
Vol. 6, No. 1: 17. Reprinted
              in Alan F. Pater (ed.),
Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American
              Poetry
1986-1988
. Beverly Hills, CA: Monitor Book CO. (1988).
 
  1990  DEMENTIA SUFFERERS AND THEIR CARERS: A STUDY OF
            FAMILY EXEPERIENCES AND SUPPORTIVE
SERVICES IN THE
            LONDON BOROUGH OF
ISLINGTON
. London: PNL Press.
 
  1991  DEVIANCE: ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES. Co-edited and
            co-authored with Morris Freilich
and Douglas Raybeck. New York:
            Bergin and Garvey.
 
  1991  “A New Life for The Old: The Role of The Elderly in The Bahamas.”
            The World and I
Vol. 6, No. 3: 617-629.
 
  1991  THE ENDS OF TIME: LIFE AND WORK IN A NURSING HOME.
            New York: Bergin and Garvey.
 
  1994   THE TRAIL OF THE HARE: ENVIRONMENT AND STRESS IN AN
            ARCTIC COMMUNITY
, 2nd,
revised edition. New York: Gordon and Breach.
 
  1995  “The Unbearable Lightness of Retirement: Ritual and Support in a Modern
Life
            Passage,” Research on
Aging
Vol. 17, No. 3: 243-259.
 
  1996  “She Made Us Into Syllables” (poem), The Berkshire
Review

             Vol. 4: 56.
 
  2000   BREAKING THE WATCH: THE MEANINGS OF RETIREMENT
              IN AMERICA
. Ithaca:
Cornell University Press.
 
  2001    “The Passions of Maturity: Morality and Creativity in Later
Life.”
              Journal of
Cross-Cultural Gerontology
Vol. 16, No. 1: 41-55.
 
  2002  “Creating the Right Rite of Passage,” Generations: The Journal
of
           The American Society on Aging

Vol. 26, No. 2: 80-82.
  
  2003  “Aging and Poetry: An Invitation,” Newsletter of the Association
for
            Anthropology and
Gerontology
Vol. 24, No. 1: 1-2.
 
  2004  “The Volunteer and the Sannyasin: Archetypes of Retirement in America
             and India,”
International Journal of Aging and Human Development
             Vol. 59, No. 1: 25-41.
 
 2005  “Learning the Lessons of A Holocaust,” Newsletter of the
Association
              for Anthropology and
Gerontology
Vol. 26, No. 1: 9-10.

   2006   “First Impressions and Last Words: Condensing Elderly Lives
into Three Line
           Haiku,” Anthropology and
Aging Quarterly
Vol. 27, No. 4: 5-8.
 
  2006  “The Quest for Legacy in Later Life,” Journal of
Intergenerational 
             Relations
  Vol.
4, No. 4: 75-90.
 
   2007  “Lighting The Match: Using Haiku to Teach About Aging,”
              Gerontology and
Geriatrics Education
   Vol. 27, No. 4: 55-68.