From Our Editors
In a profoundly optimistic book, anthropologist Bateson takes readers on a fascinating journey to exotic settings--from a Persian garden to an Israeli youth movement, from a Philippine village to a bus full of Tibetan monks--to show the wealth of meaning to be found through interaction with other cultures.
From the Publisher
Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Composing a Life, is our guide on a fascinating intellectual exploration of lifetime learning from experience and encountering the unfamiliar. Peripheral Visions begins with a sacrifice in a Persian garden, moving on to a Philippine village and then to the Sinai desert, and concludes with a description...