Overview

Van Gennep was the first observer of human behaviour to note that the ritual ceremonies that accompany the landmarks of human life differ only in detail from one culture to another, and that they are in essence universal.
Originally published in English in 1960. This edition reprints the paperback edition of 1977.

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The Rites of Passage

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Overview

Van Gennep was the first observer of human behaviour to note that the ritual ceremonies that accompany the landmarks of human life differ only in detail from one culture to another, and that they are in essence universal.
Originally published in English in 1960. This edition reprints the paperback edition of 1977.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136538926
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 454 KB

Table of Contents


Introduction to the English Edition by Solon T. Kimball
Translator's Note
Author's Foreword
I. The Classification of Rites
II. The Territorial Passage
III. Individuals and Groups
IV. Pregnancy and Childbirth
V. Birth and Childhood
VI. Initiation Rites
VII. Betrothal and Marriage
VIII. Funerals
IX. Other Types of Rites of Passage
X. Conclusions
Index
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