Category Archives: sociology of retirement

  1. Retirement, Leisure and Quality of Life


    February 25, 2016 by Jean

    Our understanding of retirement is bound up with our understanding of leisure. The dream of retirement is the dream of …
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  2. The Role of Retired Person II: Some Informal Community Research


    October 8, 2014 by Jean

    After writing about the role of retiree as an ambiguous one and thinking about the implications of that ambiguity, I’ve …
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  3. The Role of Retired Person


    October 3, 2014 by Jean

    During my long years teaching sociology, I always enjoyed introducing students to the sociological concept of “social role” because they …
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  4. A Life Course Perspective On Retirement: Normative Trajectories


    August 14, 2014 by Jean

    In Pascale, Primavera and Roach’s book The Retirement Maze (see Retirement Transition Reading: The Retirement Maze), “life course theory” is …
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  5. Retirement Transition Reading: The Experience of Retirement


    April 27, 2014 by Jean

    …All retirees face the same two challenges of retirement: to manage its threat of marginality and to utilize its promise …
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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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