The Rites of Passage

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Routledge and Kegan Paul, Jan 1, 1977 - Rites and ceremonies - 198 pages
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"...translation of van Gennep's classic work in Ethnography, ....... Birth, puberty, marriage, death -- these and other crises in man's journey through life prompt the ritual ceremonies that van Gennep called the 'Rites of Passage'. van gennep, a distinguished anthropologist, was the first observer of human behaviour to note that these ceremonies differ only in detail from one culture to another, and that they are in essence universal. ... [from back cover]

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User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

a nice advancement of durkheim's concepts as they pertain to ritual. van gennep's analysis and discussion make space of multiple groups within multiple societies and introduce us to the concept of liminality. Read full review

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User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Man, what would my dissertation be without this book, I even stole from the title. Read full review

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