The Changing Role of Women: Mary Catherine Bateson

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The Changing Role of Women: Mary Catherine Bateson
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The Changing Role of Women: Mary Catherine Bateson (28:10)

The subject of women and their roles at home and at work is one of the major and continuing stories of the day. Mary Catherine Bateson, anthropologist and author, has written on topics ranging from the social consequences of the AIDS epidemic to life with her celebrated parents, anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. One of her primary areas of interest is the social consequences of the changing roles of women. In this program with Bill Moyers, she talks about how the idea of "home" as a place to give and receive nurture might become a new metaphor for the workplace. Bateson also discusses how women can create order and sense out of their conflicting commitments. (30 minutes)

Bill Moyers Introduces Mary Catherine Bateson (02:14)
Mary Catherine Bateson is an anthropologist, author, teacher, occasional lay preacher, wife, and mother. Bill Moyers interviews Bateson regarding the changing ways in which women make order and sense out of conflicting roles and commitments.

Women Think for the Long-Term (02:57)
Bill Moyers interviews anthropologist Catherine Bateson about the impact of women's changing roles in society. Bateson asserts society's need for more long-term thinking in solving problems; she predicts women may lead such a change.

Women Can Transform Society (04:41)
Bill Moyers interviews anthropologist Catherine Bateson about the impact of women's changing roles in society. Bateson asserts that the skills associated with traditional roles of women are skills that can transform business and society.

Women's Transition to Power (03:16)
Bill Moyers interviews anthropologist Catherine Bateson about the impact of women's changing roles in society. She explains the significance of the period in which women are transitioning to full participation as leaders in all aspects of society.

Acceptance of Women in the Workplace (01:45)
Bill Moyers interviews anthropologist Catherine Bateson about the impact of women's changing roles in society. Bateson offers reasons why women have yet to become fully accepted and equal participants in today's workplaces.

Homemaking Prepares Women for Other Jobs (02:38)
Bill Moyers interviews anthropologist Catherine Bateson about the impact of women's changing roles in society. Bateson asserts the value of working as a full-time homemaker in preparing women for careers outside of the home.

Freedom to Choose an Occupation (04:20)
Bill Moyers interviews anthropologist Catherine Bateson about the impact of women's changing roles in society. Bateson asserts her hope that women respect freedom of choice and the rights of other women to choose their own occupations.

Adapting Creatively to Change (04:14)
Bill Moyers interviews anthropologist Catherine Bateson about the impact of women's changing roles in society. She offers lessons from her own experience about the need for women, and men, to creatively adapt to new circumstances.