Deeply into the Bone: Re-Inventing Rites of Passage / Edition 1

Deeply into the Bone: Re-Inventing Rites of Passage / Edition 1

by Ronald L. Grimes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520236750

ISBN-13: 9780520236752

Pub. Date: 12/01/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

The work of a major scholar who has spent years writing and teaching about ritual, Deeply into the Bone instigates a conversation in which readers can fruitfully reflect on their own experiences of passage. Covering the significant life events of birth, initiation, marriage, and death, each chapter includes first-person stories told by individuals who have undergone…  See more details below

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The work of a major scholar who has spent years writing and teaching about ritual, Deeply into the Bone instigates a conversation in which readers can fruitfully reflect on their own experiences of passage. Covering the significant life events of birth, initiation, marriage, and death, each chapter includes first-person stories told by individuals who have undergone rites of passage, accounts of practices from around the world, brief histories of selected ritual traditions, and critical reflections probing popular assumptions about ritual. The book also explores innovative rites for other important events such as beginning school, same-sex commitment ceremonies, abortion, becoming seriously ill, divorce and retirement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520236752
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Series:
Life Passages Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
393
Sales rank:
806,605
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Rough Passages, Reinvented Rites1
Ch. 1Celebrating New Life, Ritually Nurturing the Young15
Ch. 2Coming of Age, Joining Up87
Ch. 3Divining Mates, Making Kin151
Ch. 4Living with the Dead, Exiting Gracefully217
Ch. 5Passages, Troubled and Uncharted285
Conclusion: Beyond Passage335
Notes347
Sources Cited359
Index369

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