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Synopsis: From the author of Composing a Life (first published in 1991 and still in print), an inspiring exploration of a new stage of the life cycle, “Adulthood II,” created by unprecedented levels of health, energy, time, and resources—of which we have barely begun to be fully conscious.
Mary Catherine Bateson sees aging today as an “improvisational art form calling for imagination and willingness to learn,” and in this ardent, affirming study, she relates the experiences of men and women—herself included—who, upon entering this second adulthood, have found new meaning and new ways to contribute, composing their lives in new patterns.
Among the people Bateson engages in open-ended, in-depth conversations are a retired Maine boatyard worker who has become a silversmith and maker of fine jewelry; an African American woman who explores the importance of grandmothering; two gay men finding contentment in mutual caring; the retired dean of a cathedral in New York City who exemplifies how a multiplicity of interests and connections lead to deeper unity; and Jane Fonda, who shares her ways of dealing with change and spiritual growth.
Here is a book that presents each of us—at any age—with an exhilarating challenge to think about and approach our later lives with the full force of imagination, curiosity, and enthusiasm. At the same time, it speaks to us as members of a larger society concerned about the world that our children and grandchildren, born and not yet born, will inherit. “We live longer,” she says, “but we think shorter.” As adults find themselves entering Adulthood II, making the choices that will affirm and complete the meaning of the lives they have lived, they can play a key role, contributing their perspectives and their experience of adapting to change. In our day, wisdom is no longer associated with withdrawal and passivity but with engagement with others and the contribution that Bateson calls “active wisdom.”
About the Author: 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.
Title: Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active ...
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Knopf, 2010. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP28669157
Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2810104401
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Book Description Knopf, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Hardcover. Minor wear to the dust jacket. Little cover wear. Clean unmarked text. Tight binding. ** WE SHIP DAILY (Mon-Fri) ** Free Tracking Information. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000061177
Book Description Knopf, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. STiff unmarked book in crisp dust jacket; about new. ; 1.2 x 8.4 x 5.9 Inches; 272 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 30205
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Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2010. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition/First Printing. book is tight with no markings, great copy Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 024607
Book Description Knopf, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU8202947
Book Description New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010, 2010. , x, 258pp., very good dust-jacket, very good red hardcover, INSCRIBED on title page to two recipients (first names only) and SIGNED hastily by Bateson. Thinking about longevity -- Small and beautiful -- Liberation time -- From strength to strength -- Acts and chapters -- Focusing multiplicity -- Pleasure and responsibility -- A time for wholeness -- What we pass on -- Shaping the future -- Knowledge old and new. ISBN 9780307266439 . Bookseller Inventory # 36267
Book Description Knopf, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020307266435