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november, 2017

16novthuAnthony Chaney – Runaway7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Book Presentation

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Érase una vez Laurides
by Andrea Amosson
Pinar Publisher (2017)

Join Anthony Chaney for a reading and discussion of his book, Runaway. Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness.

Anthony Chaney teaches history and writing at the University of North Texas at Dallas and blogs mostly on environmental issues for the Society for US Intellectual History. He plays bass and write songs for the long-time Dallas band, Lucky Pierres. I’ve published personal essays in a number of literary journals, in paper and online, including The New Orleans Review, Reed Magazine, and Chautaqua Review.

Chaney is a long time Dallas resident and North Oak Cliff neighbor with extensive local ties in higher ed, the original music scene, and the writing community.

Here is a link to his blog:

“This is a fascinating and ambitious study dealing with the cultural history of a concept–Gregory Bateson’s double bind–as it emerged and wove its way through twentieth-century thought. In the process of narrating this complex intellectual and cultural history, Chaney draws upon not only Bateson’s archive but a host of literary and scientific sources, demonstrating the shared influences and overlap between bodies of thought that to my knowledge have never been explored so deeply or with as much skill.” —Frank Zelko, University of Vermont

“This is a remarkable piece of work by a gifted scholar. Indeed, it is something of an intellectual page-turner. Chaney has managed throughout to convert abstract ideas into riveting narrative episodes. The book opens up windows onto both Bateson’s psyche and the many worlds in which he moved, creatively reading a wide range of texts to reveal some of the deepest cultural and intellectual dynamics of the mid-twentieth century.” —Andrew Jewett, Harvard University

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