Mary Catherine Bateson
|Mary Catherine Bateson|
At a conference about Climate Disruption in 2004
December 8, 1939 |
New York, New York
|Education||Brearley School (1957)
Radcliffe College, B.A. (1960)
Harvard University, Ph.D. (1963)
|Spouse(s)||J. Barkev Kassarjian|
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. 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, and two grandsons.
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.
- 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)
- Our Own Metaphor: A Personal Account of a Conference on the Effects of Conscious Purpose on Human Adaptation (1972)
- Arabic Language Handbook (1967)
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- International Leadership Forum
- A film clip "The Open Mind - AIDS - The Social Response (1988)" is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
- A film clip "The Open Mind - AIDS - A Metaphor for American Society (1988)" is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
- MCB's Introduction to the 2000 republication of Gregory Bateson's "Steps to an Ecology of Mind."
- MCB's Keynote address, Fielding Graduate University's fifth annual International Conference on Positive Aging, Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 2011.
- MCB’s contributions to the Legacy of Wisdom project.
- MCB’s 2011 TEDx Women talk on the themes of rebirth, "Adulthood II," and the critical role of older adults, especially women, in advocating for the future.
- MCB's talk “Live Longer, Think Longer," part of the Long Now Foundation's seminars on long-term thinking.
- LineZine interviews MCB.
- “Crossing Cultures: A Talk with Mary Catherine Bateson” (The Edge Foundation)
- “Learning Is Key to Bridging the Intergenerational Gap,” an interview with MCB.
- ”Seizing your Future,” MCB interviewed by AARP.
- Healthy Choices Media's podcast interview with MCB.
- Wild River Review talks with MCB.
- “Creativity, Life and Improv,” an interview with MCB.
- “Connecting Love and Work,” first part of MCB's Lumunos blog essay.
- “Connecting Love and Work,” second part of MCB's Lumunos blog essay.
- “Resonance,” MCB's essay for Lumunos.
- “An Anthropologist’s Take on Homemaking," The New York Times interviews MCB.
- A Time for Active Wisdom: A Conversation with Mary Catherine Bateson with the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue.
- “Comparison is key: New learning is a victory for the human spirit. So is empathy”, Whole Earth Review, 1998.
- The first three chapters of “Angels Fear: Toward an Epistemology of the Sacred” by MCB and Gregory Bateson.
- Metalogue with Gregory Bateson and MCB.
- “Six Days of Dying,” MCB’s personal reflection on the final days of her father, Gregory Bateson.
- “Trust & security: Can the commons exist without common decency & common sense?”
- “The Changing Role of Women,” Bill Moyers interviews MCB.
- Papers of Mary Catherine Bateson, 1954–2004 (inclusive), 1975–2001 (bulk): A Finding Aid. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.