Peripheral Visions Learning along the Way

ISBN-10: 0060926309
ISBN-13: 9780060926304
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Description: Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Composing a Life, is our guide on a fascinating intellectual exploration of lifetime learning from experience and encountering the unfamiliar. Peripheral Visions begins with a sacrifice in a Persian garden, moving  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/15/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Composing a Life, is our guide on a fascinating intellectual exploration of lifetime learning from experience and encountering the unfamiliar. Peripheral Visions begins with a sacrifice in a Persian garden, moving on to a Philippine village and then to the Sinai desert, and concludes with a description of a tour bus full of Tibetan monks. Bateson's reflections bring theses narratives homes, proposing surprising new vision of our own diverse and changing society and offering us the courage to participate even as we are still learning.

Mary Catherine Bateson is a writer and cultural anthropologist. Bateson has written and co-authored many books and articles, and lectures across the country and abroad. She has taught at Harvard, Northeastern University, Amherst College, Spelman College and abroad in the Philippines and in Iran. In 2004 she retired from her position as Clarence J. Robinson Professor in Anthropology and English at George Mason University and is now Professor Emerita. She serves on multiple advisory boards including the National Center on Atmospheric Research and the NSF, dealing with climate change. Mary Catherine Bateson's books in print include Composing a Life, Our Own Metaphor, and Peripheral Visions, as well as a memoir, With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. Her latest is Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom (Knopf September 2010). Bateson divides her time between New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

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