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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 ourselves and challenges us to use it to pursue new sources of meaning and ways to contribute to society.
Bateson shares the stories of men and women who are flourishing examples of this "age of active wisdom"--from a retired boatyard worker turned silversmith to a famous actress to a former foundation president exploring the crucial role of grandparents in our society. Retiring no longer means withdrawing from life, but engaging with it more deeply, and "Composing a Further Life "points the way.

About Mary Catherine Bateson

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 in Hancock, New Hampshire.

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Author : Mary Catherine Bateson
Publisher : Vintage Books
Data Published : 01 October 2011
ISBN : 0307279634
EAN : 9780307279637
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 258 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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