Category Archives: Gender

  1. Looking Back, Looking Forward


    April 10, 2019 by Jean

    Last month, I returned to my former workplace, Gettysburg College, for a weekend of activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary …
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  2. Fighting Ageism


    October 22, 2015 by Jean

    We live in a society awash with negative stereotypes about aging. I have written about these negative images before (see, …
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  3. The Threat of Marginality


    July 1, 2014 by Jean

    In his book The Experience of Retirement, Robert S. Weiss notes that, All retirees face the same two challenges of …
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I am Jean Potuchek, a professional sociologist who has just stepped into the next phase of my life, retirement, after more than thirty years of college teaching. This blog is about my experience of that new phase of life.

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