The Rites of Passage
Van Gennep was the first observer of human behaviour to note that the ritual ceremonies that accompany the landmarks of human life differ only in detail from one culture to another, and that they are in essence universal.
Originally published in English in 1960. This edition reprints the paperback edition of 1977.
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Africa age group Ainu animistic Arnold van Gennep baptism betrothal birth Brahman bride bride price caste cere child childbirth childhood circumcision cited clan consecration Crawley dead death deceased deity Dieterich door dynamistic E. B. Tylor father feast Frazer funeral rites Gennep gifts girl girl's Golden Bough hair Hartland husband idea impure Indians individual instance interpretation London Madagascar magic magico-religious marriage ceremonies Moslem mother Mystic Rose novice novitiate Osiris Ostyak Ouargla Paris pattern of rites performed person pertaining physical puberty pregnancy priest profane puberty rebirth Reinach Religion religious Revue rites of incorporation rites of initiation rites of passage rites of separation ritual sacra sacred world sacrifice Schurtz secret societies semicivilized series of rites sex group sexual sometimes soul special rites stages stranger taboos theory Threshold Covenant tion totem transitional period tribe Trumbull village wife woman women young