Rites of Passage

ISBN-10: 0226848493
ISBN-13: 9780226848495
Edition: 1960 (Reprint)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 1960
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/15/1961
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880

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.

Introduction to the English Edition by Solon T. Kimball
Translator's Note
Author's Foreword
The Classification of Rites
The Territorial Passage
Individuals and Groups
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Birth and Childhood
Initiation Rites
Betrothal and Marriage
Funerals
Other Types of Rites of Passage
Conclusions
Index

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