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Willing to Learn

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Willing to Learn by Mary Catherine Bateson
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Oct 19, 2010 | 384 Pages

  • Paperback $24.99

    Oct 19, 2010 | 384 Pages

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“Readers may be most interested in “The Lessons of 9/11,” an essay in which she develops a critique of a phrase often uttered in the tragedy’s aftermath: “Everything is different.” Using the phrase as a locus, Bateson considers the consequences of the terrorist attacks and the possibilities that such a large, traumatic event holds for understanding and knowledge, strongly asserting our needs to tolerate, learn from and empathize with divergent views–especially in moments of trauma when learning is most threatened.” – Publishers Weekly

“I admire Bateson’s work enormously; I think she is one of the most important thinkers and writers of our time.” — Deborah Tannen

Composing a Life has been such an inspiration because it gave me a framework. She has kind of an anthropological and multicultural view of women’s lives and was very encouraging of me to do a lot of the work I do on women and children.”— Hillary Rodham Clinton

“The author’s vast experience and eclectic knowledge continue to provide incisive perspectives on a variety of contemporary issues, ranging from international politics to ecology and education.”— Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in the Washington Post

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