Women Confronting Retirement: A Nontraditional Guide

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Nan Bauer Maglin, Alice Radosh
Rutgers University Press, 2003 - 378 sivua

Women Confronting Retirement showcases the voices of thirty-eight women from a wide range of professions, ages, and life situations as they confront the need to redefine who they are when they leave the workplace behind them. The women of the Baby Boom generation were the first to enter the professional world in large numbers, and the first to encounter the hazards of retirement. The contributors urge us to reach for new approaches to this major stage of life, to find new self-images, to balance meaningful work and creative play, and to work for the new public policies that support enhanced opportunities for retirement. Many of these women were involved in the key activist movements of the sixties and seventies, and their work often has been an extension of their social commitment. Defining themselves through their careers, they have challenged traditional models at every stage of their lives and are now being challenged by their own negative stereotypes about retirement.

The stories in this book compellingly chronicle the fears and hopes of women who have only begun to think about retirement, those who are in the process of retiring, some who have been retired for many years, and a few who have decided that retirement is not for them. They address issues such as identity, aging, creativity, family, and community. Unlike traditional "how-to" books, Women Confronting Retirement makes clear how individual the choices are, how there are no right and wrong answers to the many questions this uncharted stage of life poses for women of the Baby Boom generation, and those who follow. These women help us to explore the next steps with the same courage and questioning attitudes that they have brought to every aspect of their lives before they reached retirement age.

 

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Women confronting retirement: a nontraditional guide

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Bauer-Maglin (director, CUNY Graduate Ctr.) and Radosh, who has taught psychology at Brooklyn College, have compiled this timely volume just as the baby boomer women come into retirement age. The book ... Lue koko arvostelu

Women confronting retirement: a nontraditional guide

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Bauer-Maglin (director, CUNY Graduate Ctr.) and Radosh, who has taught psychology at Brooklyn College, have compiled this timely volume just as the baby boomer women come into retirement age. The book ... Lue koko arvostelu

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Sisältö

Introduction
1
Thinking about Retirement
31
One More Stretch of the Road
33
Lessons from My Mother about Work and Retirement
40
Exploring the NoWomans Land of Old Age or How May Sartons Counterstory Prepares Me for Retirement
53
Excerpts from a Journal
66
Retiring into Intensity Experiencing Deep Play
79
On My Own Terms
89
Afterthoughts
227
From Work Projects to Play Projects
237
Onward in Retirement
245
Doc Finds Happiness in Arts Community
256
Does an Activist Ever Retire?
262
A Focus Group on Retirement
275
A Librarian Retires
289
Harvesting the Threads of Commitment
297

Reflections on the Eve of Retirement
97
Making a Difference
108
Women on the Edge of Retiring
117
A Guide to Lesbian Retirement
126
Baby Boom Women The Generation of Firsts
150
Stages of Retirement
159
Notes from the First Year
161
My Family and the Movement
177
Every Day a Sunday? Reflections on a First Year of Retirement
187
Creating a Self in Context
201
Which the First Was Made
216
Retirement without Regrets
305
Carpe DiemFollow Your Passion
311
N R EVER 1VETIRE
317
RetirementThe Final Question Mark?
319
Progressions
326
From Rags to Rags
340
Change of Life
348
Never Retire
357
Selected Bibliography
367
About the Editors and Contributors
373
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