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Saturday, June 8, 2013

MARY CATHERINE BATESON, A CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGIST



Old crazed mirror's reflection in my study


Viewed this video today and thought it would be worthwhile to put on my blog for women that are, as Ms Bateson calls it, in their Adulthood II phase of life. This being in our "old" jargon -- elderly.

Times are changing for both men and women in regards to what is opening up for their Adulthood II stage of life and it is uplifting and exciting.

Below is the link to Ms Bateson's short ten minute talk -- associated with the series TED Talks.



Ms Bateson carries a hefty background of famed parents. She is the daughter of famed Margaret Mead, anthropologist, and  Gregory Bateson, writer. Amazon and independent bookstores carry books by Mary Catherine Bateson as well as the many books by her parents. 

I'm still off for the summer but might just put on a post ever so often -- difficult to stay away from blogging.



10 comments:

  1. What an interesting photograph you've created. I like the notion also of all the ways one goes about being both productive and creative as we enter this phase of life... thank you for this encouragement.

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    1. Teresa -- thanks for the nice note on my photo. Thought that the words of Bateman were significant for the older generation -- being creative and productive as you mentioned. -- barbara

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  2. I admire that photo! Very fitting, as seen by a man rapidly approaching Adulthood II :-)

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    1. RuneE -- Your words on my photo delighted me -- especially since you produce such masterful photos. My thoughts on Adulthood II are to take advantage of the many avenues available for this age group. Creatively, you will fit right into Adulthood II! -- barbara

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  3. This is an EXCELLENT photograph. I love the bits of color along with the aged effect of the mirror. Thank you for this link. Ted Talks are a favorite of mine. Good to see you back for a bit!!!

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    1. Michelle -- Thanks for the very nice comment about my photograph and Ms Bateson's talk. I liked the Adult II stage idea in her talk. Hope you and your family are having a great summer -- barbara

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  4. She certainly must have had an interesting childhood with her mother traveling to all those exotic places in her research. Margaret Mead was a pioneer in many ways....:)

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    1. troutbirder -- Yes, I agree she surely lived a fantastic childhood with such intellectual parents. I have read some of Bateson's books and she speaks well of her parents. Very nice that you stopped by -- thanks -- barbara

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  5. Thanks for this. I heard Bateson talk ages ago and am delighted to see that she's still around thinking about things.
    And I LOVE that photo. It's really special.

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    1. Hattie -- What a good experience for you -- to have heard her talk. Do hope you are having a wonderful summer. Thanks for the nice words about my photo -- barbara

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