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Are Diverse Communities Possible?

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Assistant professor of Sociology at Michigan State University Zachary Neal explored the potentially paradoxical relationship between neighbourhood integration and cohesion.

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Mary Catherine Bateson: Live Longer, Think Longer

Mary Catherine BatesonVia ABC/ Long Now Foundation:

Mary cheap China Jerseys Catherine Bateson is a cultural anthropologist now Ray Ban sale 71, the daughter of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.

Her famed 1989 book “Composing a Life” showed how women were learning to treat their necessarily fragmented careers as a coherent improvisational art form. Her new book is titled “Composing a Further Cheap Jordans Life: The Age of Active Wisdom“.

Mary Catherine Bateson - Composing a Further LifeWe’re not just living longer, we’re thriving longer, Bateson says, but so far we seem to be thinking shorter. Aging societies the world over can benefit from increased longevity because human lives have added a new stage, what Bateson calls “Adulthood II: the age of active wisdom”. People of grandparent age, finding themselves with more energy and health than obsolete stereotypes had led them to expect, are seeing their lives whole and the world whole and taking on radically new activities in light of that perspective. These older adults have the potential to bring a longer perspective to decision-making that affects the future.

Mary Catherine Bateson is a writer and cultural anthropologist who divides her time between New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She has written and co-authored many books and articles, ray ban sunglasses and lectures across the US and abroad and 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. Her 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”.

Stewart Brand is an American writer, best known as editor of the Whole Earth Catalogue. He founded a number of organizations including The WELL, the Global Business Network, and the Long Now Foundation. He is the author of several books, most recently “Whole Earth Discipline: An Eco-Pragmatist Manifesto”.

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The Tenth Level: A Milgram Movie

The Tenth LevelVia Advances in the History of Psychology, a 70s TV movie curiosity called The Tenth Level, starring William Shatner, that fictionalizes the (in)famous Milgram experiment.

It’s bad, yet interesting.

The experiment itself keeps being reviewed and reinterpreted as Milgram’s obedience studies – not about obedience after all?” target=”_blank”>a recent article shows.

For yet more information on the experiment also check out some of the related AHP links.

Watch it below via a 13-part YouTube playlist:

Update 20110824: 50th Anniversary of Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiments

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