With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson

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W. Morrow, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
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A portrait of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson by their daughter offers new insight into the lives, careers, and achievements of two distinguished and controversial American anthropologists

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User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

A mixture of a memoir/biography of her parents (Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson), and an examination of their work and theories, this was a challenging read, even with an undergraduate degree in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pammy - Goodreads

I previously read Lily King's EUPHORIA, loosely based on a portion of Margaret Mead's life. That drew me to read more on this fascinating & renowned anthropologist. I studied her in school, but that ... Read full review

Contents

The Aquarium and the Globe
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Baby Pictures
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HI A Household Common and Uncommon
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About the author (1984)

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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