Part I: Identification/Essay Question
This wonderful narrative is a clear paradigm of oral tradition told for many generations of storytellers by word-of-mouth to portray a sacred world before time. A time before the advent of fire, the tale of Maui bringing fire to the cold world may dictate
Van Gennep's "Rites of Passage", Durkheim and Turner's Theory of Communitas
I. Classify using Van Gennep's categories and point out aspects which would be
of particular interest to Turner and to Chapple and Coons.
The Mescalero girls' puberty ceremony is an example of a "Rite of
Passage," a cer
Americans haven’t given up on marriage as a cherished ideal. Indeed, most Americans continue to prize and value marriage as an important life goal, and the vast majority of us will marry at least once in a lifetime. By the mid-thirties, a majority of Americans have married at least once.
Rite of Passage
Remembering back to my adolescent years, I would ask my mother about many of the social demands that I was facing at that time. In her mind, they were “adult issues” so the questions would be put on hold until the time was right (for her). Today’s youth are increasingly expe
Rites of Passage in the World of the Geisha
A rite of passage marks a time when an individual reaches a new and significant change in their life, it is something that nearly all societies recognize and often hold ceremonies for. These ceremonies are held to observe a person's entry into a new sta
The Rites of Passage and Liminality
Originally developed by anthropologist Arnold van Gennep in the early 20th century in his book Rites de Passage, the term liminality refers to the concept in which participants are in the threshold stage of disorientation and suspension from the previous social n
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By Rabbi Mezuzah 2013
AFRICAN TRADIONAL RELIGION
This is a module that explores the beliefs systems, rites of passage as well as the value system in African Traditional Religion (ATR). It also...