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Mary Catherine Bateson
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Mary Catherine Bateson was Clarence J. Robinson Professor in Anthropology and English at George Mason University from 1987 to 2002, when she became Professor Emerita. She is a Visiting Scholar at the Center on Aging and Work/Workplace Flexibility at Boston College and, until recently, was president of the Institute of Intercultural Studies in New York City. She is the author of Composing a Life; With a Daughter’s Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson; Peripheral Visions: Learning Along the Way; Full Circles, Overlapping Lives: Culture and Generation in Transition; and Willing to Learn: Passages of Personal Discovery. She resides... Read More

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Composing a Further Life
The Age of Active Wisdom
Written by Mary Catherine Bateson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $15.95

Mary Catherine Bateson—author of the landmark bestseller Composing a Life—gives us an inspiring exploration of a new life stage that she calls Adulthood II, a result of the longer life spans and greater resources we now enjoy. In Composing a Further Life, Bateson redefines old age as an opportunity to reinvent... Read more >
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Composing a Further Life
The Age of Active Wisdom
Written by Mary Catherine Bateson


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $13.99

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