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Books Books 1 - 10 of about 909 citing The Rites of Passage.

Violence and the Sacred

René Girard - Religion - 1979 - 333 pages
This brilliant study of good and evil examines the presence of ritual violence in sacred ceremony.
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Social Semiotics

Robert Hodge, Robert Ian Vere Hodge, Gunther R. Kress - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1988 - 285 pages
Semiotics was defined by Ferdinand de Saussure as "the science of the life of signs in society." Robert Hodge and Gunther Kress here confront the conceptual difficulties that ...
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The Construction of Homosexuality

David F. Greenberg - Psychology - 1990 - 645 pages
In a work of unprecedented scope, Greenberg provides a cross-cultural and transhistorical account of the social organization of homosexuality, the ways it is perceived, and how ...
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The Consuming Body

Pasi Falk - Social Science - 1994 - 238 pages
This book provides a fascinating examination of the relationship between consumption, the idea of the body and the formation of the self. In tracing these connections, The ...
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Guardians of the Flutes, Volume 1: Idioms of Masculinity

Gilbert Herdt - Psychology - 1994 - 382 pages
In the first systematic documentation of New Guinea rituals of manhood, Gilbert Herdt places the homosexual customs of the Sambia in their ecological and ideological contexts ...
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Social psychology

Alfred Ray Lindesmith, Anselm L. Strauss, Norman K. Denzin - Psychology - 1988 - 422 pages
A basic introduction to the field, Social Psychology, Eighth Edition takes a critical, symbolic, interactionist approach and helps students understand the very nature of how ...
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