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Bateson, Mary Catherine

Works: 109 works in 442 publications in 9 languages and 10,420 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Compiler, Interviewee, Adapter, Other, Commentator
Classifications: GN21.M36, 306.0922
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mary Catherine Bateson
Composing a life by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,591 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
Angels fear : towards an epistemology of the sacred by Gregory Bateson( Book )

77 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,146 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
Full circles, overlapping lives : culture and generation in transition by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and French and held by 878 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
Composing a further life : the age of active wisdom by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 697 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 )

47 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and French and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabic language handbook by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in English and held by 459 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
Our own metaphor; a personal account of a conference on the effects of conscious purpose on human adaptation by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willing to learn : passages of personal discovery by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection can be read as a memoir of unfolding curiosity. It brings together essays and occasional pieces, some as new as today's news, many of them previously unpublished or unknown to readers who know Bateson only from her books, written over the course of an unconventional career. the connections and echoes among the selections in Willing to Learn are as intriguing as the contrasts in style and subject matter. The work is grounded in cultural anthropology but shaped by the observation that, in a world of rapid change and encounters with strangers, individuals can no longer depend on following traditionally defined paths."--BOOK JACKET
Structural continuity in poetry; a linguistic study of five pre-Islamic Arabic odes by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

20 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composing a further life : [the age of active wisdom] by Mary Catherine Bateson( Recording )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 125 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
With a daughter's eye : a memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson by Mary Catherine Bateson( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir by their daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson recounting their separate paths
The anthropologist( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the core of The Anthropologist are the parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America; and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. Uniquely revealed from their daughters' perspectives, Mead and Crate demonstrate a fascination with how societies are forced to negotiate the disruption of their traditional ways of life, whether through encounters with the outside world or the unprecedented change wrought by melting permafrost, receding glaciers and rising tides."--Publisher website
Mary Catherine Bateson( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson discusses the future of children, working women, and the creative life
Youth is an art by Daan van Golden( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotoboek met opnamen van de dochter van de fotograaf vanaf haar geboorte in 1978
Handbook of human computation by Pietro Michelucci( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume addresses the emerging area of human computation. The chapters, written by leading international researchers, explore existing and future opportunities to combine the respective strengths of both humans and machines in order to create powerful problem-solving capabilities. The book bridges scientific communities, capturing and integrating the unique perspective and achievements of each. It coalesces contributions from experts in diverse areas, including a foreword by celebrated cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson, to reveal that human computation encompasses disciplines from crisis management to digital curation to scientific and market research. The book combines industry perspectives with related disciplines in order to motivate, define, and anticipate the future of this exciting new frontier in science and cultural evolution. The comprehensive, current, and interdisciplinary treatment transcends the technical scope of previous studies on the topic. Readers will discover valuable contributions covering Foundations; Application Domains; Techniques and Modalities; Infrastructure and Architecture; Algorithms; Participation; Analysis; Policy and Security and the Impact of Human Computation. Researchers and professionals will find the Handbook of Human Computation a valuable reference tool. The breadth of content also provides a thorough foundation for students of the field."--
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 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thriving in retirement : lessons from baby boomer women by Anne Christine Coon( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shares insights from a diverse group of first-wave Baby Boomer female professionals (born 1946-1956), providing a model for reflection to help women understand who they are, their strengths and interests, and what they want to do as next steps when they leave their full-time careers. It offers stories from women of a range of ethnic and geographic backgrounds, professions, and employment statuses as well as races, sexual orientations, and marital statuses
Paralinguistica e cinesica( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in Italian 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 34 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, M. C. 1939-

Bateson, Mary

Bateson, Mary C.

Bateson, Mary C. 1939-

Bateson, Mary Catherine 1939-

Kassarjian, Mary Catherine.

Kassarjian, Mary Catherine 1939-

Kassarjian Mary Catherine Bateson

Kassarjian, Mary Catherine Bateson 1939-

Mary Catherine Bateson Amerikaans antropologe

Mary Catherine Bateson US-amerikanische Anthropologin

Бейтсон, Мэри Катрин

베이트슨, 메리 캐서린 1939-

ベイトソン, メアリー・C

ベイトソン, メアリー・キャサリン


English (264)

Italian (19)

Spanish (19)

French (15)

German (8)

Japanese (8)

Swedish (3)

Dutch (3)

Korean (1)

Angels fear : towards an epistemology of the sacredFull circles, overlapping lives : culture and generation in transitionComposing a further life : the age of active wisdomArabic language handbookOur own metaphor; a personal account of a conference on the effects of conscious purpose on human adaptationWilling 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