• The Rite of Passage
    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...
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  • Van Gennep's "Rites of Passage", Durkheim and Turner's Theory of Commu
    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...
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  • What’s Happening to Marriage?
    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. Most...
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  • Rites of Passage
    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...
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  • Rites of Passage
    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...
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  • The Rites of Passage and Liminality
    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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  • Marriage in Judaism
     TheologicalCol. Name of Student: ………………………………………………………….. 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...
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