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Bateson, Mary Catherine

Overview
Works: 102 works in 372 publications in 6 languages and 11,050 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference proceedings  Interviews  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Compiler, Commentator, Interviewee, Adapter, Other
Classifications: GN21.M36, 306.0922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary Catherine Bateson
Composing a life by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary book explores that act of creation that engages us all--the composition of our lives. Through the comparative biographies of herself and four of her close friends, Mary Catherine Bateson provides a fascinating framework for her inquiry into the creative potential of complex lives, where energies are not narrowly focused toward a single ambition but rather are continually refocused and redefined. Each of the women in Composing a Life faced discontinuity at periods in her life, yet was rich in professional achievement and personal relationships. Bateson's life-affirming conclusion is that life is an improvisational art form, and that the interruptions, conflicted priorities, and exigencies that are a part of all our lives can and should be seen as a source of wisdom. Important and empowering, Composing a Life will change lives
Full circles, overlapping lives : culture and generation in transition by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and French and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the concepts of family, strangers, home, race, class, and generations by looking at her own life and the lives of her students from Spelman College and George Mason University
Angels fear : towards an epistemology of the sacred by Gregory Bateson( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angels Fear is the final sustained thinking of the great Gregory Bateson, written in collaboration with his anthropologist daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson. Here we have set out before us Bateson's natural history of the relationship between ideas. Gregory Bateson, one of the most influential and original thinkers of the 20th century, spent his life (he died in 1980 before completing this book) exploring the nature of mental process and its connection with the biological world. His search to fine "the pattern which connects all living things culminated in the writing he did for Angels Fear." "The book incorporates writing by both father and daughter, including essays written by Gregory in the last years before his death."--Jacket
Thinking AIDS by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over Aids, sociale verandering en culturele evolutie
Composing a further life : the age of active wisdom by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspiring exploration of a new stage of the life cycle-- "Adulthood II," created by unprecedented levels of health, energy, time, and resources-- of which we have barely begun to be fully conscious
Approaches to semiotics : cultural anthropology, education, linguistics, psychiatry, psychology : transactions of the Indiana University Conference on Paralinguistics and Kinesics by Thomas A Sebeok( Book )

26 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our own metaphor; a personal account of a conference on the effects of conscious purpose on human adaptation by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabic language handbook by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The demand for information on learning Arabic has grown spectacularly as English-speaking people have come to realize how much there is yet to know about other parts of the world. It is fitting that this "Arabic Language Handbook", complementing Georgetown University Press' exceptional Arabic language textbooks, is the first in a new series: "Georgetown Classics in Arabic Language and Linguistics". Sparked by the new demand, this reprint of a genuinely "gold-standard" language volume provides a streamlined reference on the structure of the Arabic language and issues in Arabic linguistics, from dialectics to literature. Originally published in 1967, the essential information on the structure of the language remains accurate, and it continues to be the most concise reference summary for researchers, linguists, students, area specialists, and others interested in Arabic
Willing to learn : passages of personal discovery by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structural continuity in poetry; a linguistic study of five pre-Islamic Arabic odes by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

16 editions published in 1970 in English and French and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Catherine Bateson( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson discusses the future of children, working women, and the creative life
Composing a further life [the age of active wisdom] by Mary Catherine Bateson( Recording )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Catherine Bateson sees aging today as an "improvisational art form calling for imagination and willingness to learn," and in this ardent, affirming study, she relates the experiences of men and women-herself included-who, upon entering this second adulthood, have found new meaning and new ways to contribute, composing their lives in new patterns. Among the people Bateson engages in open-ended, in-depth conversations are a retired Maine boatyard worker who has become a silversmith and maker of fine jewelry; an African American woman who explores the importance of grandmothering; two gay men finding contentment in mutual caring; the retired dean of a cathedral in New York City who exemplifies how a multiplicity of interests and connections lead to deeper unity; and Jane Fonda, who shares her ways of dealing with change and spiritual growth.Here is a book that presents each of us-at any age-with an exhilarating challenge to think about and approach our later lives with the full force of imagination, curiosity, and enthusiasm. At the same time, it speaks to us as members of a larger society concerned about the world that our children and grandchildren, born and not yet born, will inherit. "We live longer," she says, "but we think shorter." As adults find themselves entering Adulthood II, making the choices that will affirm and complete the meaning of the lives they have lived, they can play a key role, contributing their perspectives and their experience of adapting to change. In our day, wisdom is no longer associated with withdrawal and passivity but with engagement with others and the contribution that Bateson calls "active wisdom."
With a daughter's eye : a memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir by their daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson recounting their separate paths
Wo Engel zögern : unterwegs zu einer Epistemologie des Heiligen by Gregory Bateson( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth is an art by Daan van Golden( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotoboek met opnamen van de dochter van de fotograaf vanaf haar geboorte in 1978
La peur des anges : Vers une épistémologie du sacré by Gregory Bateson( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pourquoi avons-nous encore besoin de la religion? Telle est la question que se pose Gregory Bateson dans ce livre, au terme d'un parcours qui l'a conduit de la biologie à l'anthropologie, et de l'éthologie à la psychiatrie ... Nous avons besoin du discours religieux parce qu'il décrit le monde comme un système et comme une totalité, et aussi parce qu'il est le seul discours qui sache préserver le sacré. En même temps, la religion suppose un Esprit suprême séparé du monde, alors que notre tâche est précisément, aujourd'hui, de tenter de dépasser la coupure qu'a opérée la pensée occidentale entre le corps et l'esprit. La religion est donc à la fois dans l'illusion et dans la vérité : elle est, pour Bateson, une métaphore. Mais comment dire autrement ("scientifiquement") ce dont elle est la métaphore?"
About Bateson : essays on Gregory Bateson by Gregory Bateson( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Punjabi village in Pakistan : perspectives on community, land, and economy by Zekiye Suleyman Eglar( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

However, women played a central role. It is this dual aspect that Eglar details in the sequel. Eglar's Mohla studies together make an important contribution to the understanding of women's role in this predominantly Muslim, agrarian society. A Punjabi Village records women as being central to the interdependent process. Women continued the traditions of vartan bhanji that bound the social fabric of the village together, with the vartan bhanji primarily taking place through the daughter of the house. In the community-managed pattern of resolving disputes, they were also in a key position as married daughters or 'daughters of the village' who linked two households or villages and could mediate in quarrels. These findings countered the prevailing wisdom about women's roles particularly in such a rural, predominantly Muslim setting. The Economic Life of a Punjabi Village takes this observation further: Women were central not just to the social relationships of the village culture but also to the village economy and to the economic well-being of their families. Although many things have now changed, women today still retain their positions as managers of the house and family and social relationships in the village and beyond. It is they who determine what staples are needed-like salt or maize-and when. Some take care of these purchases themselves, going into town if needed. This role remains an active rather than a passive one, and counters the stereotype of Muslim women as submissive or irrelevant as decision makers. An especially interesting aspect of the studies is that Eglar uses human stories to illustrate larger patterns and issues. These volumes will be of value to anthropologists, sociologists, and all readers with a special interest in Pakistan
La double contrainte : l'influence des paradoxes de Bateson en sciences humaines( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composing a life by Mary Catherine Bateson( Recording )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By interweaving personal reflections with vivid portraits of five remarkable women, the author reveals how conflicts can be seen as rich sources of wisdom and growth
 
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Full circles, overlapping lives : culture and generation in transition
Alternative Names
Bateson, Catherine.

Bateson Kassarjian, Mary Catherine.

Bateson, M. C.

Bateson, Mary

Bateson, Mary C.

Bateson, Mary Catherine 1939-

Kassarjian, Mary Catherine.

Kassarjian Mary Catherine Bateson

Kassarjian, Mary Catherine Bateson 1939-

Бейтсон, Мэри Катрин

ベイトソン, メアリー・C

ベイトソン, メアリー・キャサリン

Languages
English (211)

French (12)

German (8)

Italian (6)

Spanish (6)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Full circles, overlapping lives : culture and generation in transitionAngels fear : towards an epistemology of the sacredComposing a further life : the age of active wisdomOur own metaphor; a personal account of a conference on the effects of conscious purpose on human adaptationArabic language handbookWilling to learn : passages of personal discoveryComposing a further life [the age of active wisdom]With a daughter's eye : a memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson