Mary Catherine Bateson


Born
December 08, 1939


Mary Catherine Bateson (born December 8, 1939) is an American writer and cultural anthropologist.

A graduate of the Brearley School, Bateson is the daughter of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.

Bateson is a noted author in her field with many published monographs. Among Bateson's books is With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, a recounting of her upbringing by two famous parents. She has taught at Harvard, Amherst, and George Mason University, among others.

Mary Catherine Bateson is a fellow of the International Leadership Forum and was president of the Institute for Intercultural Studies in New York until 2010.

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Composing a Life

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With a Daughter's Eye: A Me...

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Composing a Further Life: T...

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Peripheral Visions: Learnin...

3.93 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1994 — 11 editions
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Full Circles, Overlapping L...

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Willing to Learn: Passages ...

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Arabic Language Handbook

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Como yo los veía. Margaret ...

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“We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn.”
MARY CATHERINE BATESON

“The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.”
Mary Catherine Bateson

“The critical question about regret is whether experience led to growth and new learning. Some people seem to keep on making the same mistakes, while others at least make new ones. Regret and remorse can be either paralyzing or inspiring. [p. 199]”
Mary Catherine Bateson, Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom

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