The Rites of Passage

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University of Chicago Press, 1960 - Social Science - 224 pages
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Birth, puberty, marriage, and death are, in all cultures, marked by ceremonies which may differ but are universal in function. Arnold van Gennep (1873-1957) was the first anthropologist to note the regularity and significance of the rituals attached to the transitional stages in man's life, and his phrase for these, "the rites of passage," has become a part of the language of anthropology and sociology.

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Although much of this is by now seriously outdated--specifically considering the ethnocentric and misogynistic discourse--van Gennep's early 20th Century conversation on his now-famously coined term ... Read full review

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