Mary Catherine Bateson

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Mary Catherine Bateson
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At a conference about Climate Disruption in 2004
Born (1939-12-08) December 8, 1939 (age 80)
New York City, New York, U.S.
EducationBrearley School (1957)
Radcliffe College, B.A. (1960)
Harvard University, Ph.D. (1963)
OccupationCultural anthropologist
Spouse(s)
J. Barkev Kassarjian
(
m. 1960)
Children1
Parent(s)Gregory Bateson
Margaret Mead
RelativesJeremy Steig (cousin)
William Steig (uncle)
Leo Rosten (uncle)

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.[1] She is a noted author in her field with many published monographs. Among her 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. Bateson is a fellow of the International Leadership Forum and was president of the Institute for Intercultural Studies in New York until 2010. [2]

Personal life[edit]

Since 1960, she has been married to Barkev Kassarjian, a professor of management at Babson College. They have one daughter, Sevanne Margaret (born 1969), an actress who works professionally under the name Sevanne Martin,[3] and two grandsons. Through her mother's side of the family, Bateson is also the cousin of Jeremy Steig[1] as well as a niece of William Steig and Leo Rosten.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom (2010)
  • Willing to Learn : Passages of Personal Discovery (2004)
  • Full Circles, Overlapping Lives : Culture and Generation in Transition (2000)
  • Peripheral Visions - Learning Along the Way (1994)
  • Composing a Life (1991)
  • Thinking AIDS (1988) with Richard Goldsby
  • Angels Fear: Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred (1987) written with Gregory Bateson
  • With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson (1984)
  • At Home in Iran" (1974)
  • Our Own Metaphor: A Personal Account of a Conference on the Effects of Conscious Purpose on Human Adaptation (1972)
  • Arabic Language Handbook (1967)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Understanding Early Adolescent Self and Identity. Books.google.com. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. ^ "NYTimes". movies2.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  3. ^ Sevanne Kassarjian on IMDb
  4. ^ Intertwined Lives. Books.google.com. Retrieved 24 November 2014.

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