The Rites of Passage (Paperback)


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By Arnold van Gennep, Monika B. Vizedom (Translated by), Gabrielle L. Caffee (Translated by)
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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.

About the Author

Arnold van Gennep (1873 – 1957) was a noted Dutch-German-French ethnographer and folklorist.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780226848495
ISBN-10: 0226848493
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date:
Pages: 224
Language: English