The Rites of Passage

Author: Arnold van Gennep

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136538852

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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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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Rite of Passage

Author: Richard Wright

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006447111X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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"Johnny, you're leaving us tonight . . . " Fifteen-year-old Johnny Gibbs does, well in school, respects his teachers, and loves his family. Then suddenly, with a few short words, his idyllic life is shattered. He learns that the family he has loved all his life is not his own, but a foster family. And now he is being sent to live with someone else. Shocked by the news, Johnny does the only thing he can think of: he runs. Leaving his childhood behind forever, Johnny takes to the streets where he learns about living life--the hard way. Richard Wright, internationally acclaimed author of Black Boy and Native Son, gives us a coming-of-age story as compelling today as when it was first written, over fifty years ago. ‘Johnny Gibbs arrives home jubilantly one day with his straight ‘A’ report card to find his belongings packed and his mother and sister distraught. Devastated when they tell him that he is not their blood relative and that he is being sent to a new foster home, he runs away. His secure world quickly shatters into a nightmare of subways, dark alleys, theft and street warfare. . . . Striking characters, vivid dialogue, dramatic descriptions, and enduring themes introduce a enw generation of readers to Wright’s powerful voice.’—SLJ. Notable 1995 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
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Rites of Passage

Author: Joy N. Hensley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062295217

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

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In this fast-paced, high-stakes debut novel, sixteen-year-old Sam McKenna discovers that becoming one of the first girls to attend a revered military academy means living with a target on her back. As Sam struggles to prove herself, she learns that a decades-old secret society is alive and active . . . and determined to force her out. Fans of Simone Elkeles and Trish Doller will love Rites of Passage’s perfect blend of sizzling romance and edge-of-your-seat suspense.
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Deeply Into the Bone

Re-Inventing Rites of Passage

Author: Ronald L. Grimes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520236750

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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"There is no other book even remotely like this. Deeply into the Bone is an exceptional, imaginative book on the topic of rites and the shaping of human life. Grimes is one of the few people who ably combines scholarly disciplines and perspectives with firsthand narratives, literary essays, films and observations of general culture. He is unquestionably a first-rate author and thinker, and this is an unquestionably magnificent book."—Lawrence Hoffman, author of Covenant of Blood "Deeply into the Bone is guaranteed to change our minds about ritual. Using a global and ethnic array of rites new and old, Grimes shows that contrary to popular belief, the ritual marking of life passages is anything but universal. By teaching us how to think comparatively we see that rites of passage are enduring rituals not for their uniformity, but because they serve as cornerstones for cultural and spiritual creativity and innovation."—Madeline Duntley, College of Wooster
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Rite of Passage

Author: Alexei Panshin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978907822

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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In 2198 man lives precariously on hastily-established colony worlds and in seven giant starships. Mia Haveros ship tests its children by casting them out to live or die in a month of Trial in the hostile wilds of a colony world. Her trial is fast approaching and she must learn not only the skills that will keep her alive but the deeper courage to face herself and her world.
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Women's Rites of Passage

How to Embrace Change and Celebrate Life

Author: Abigail Brenner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547483

Category: Psychology

Page: 253

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A provocative assessment of the differences between modern women who respectively embrace and resist change explains how women can take responsibility for their lives and choices by creating personal rites of passage, drawing on scholarly research and inspirational personal stories to offer tribute to key life transitions. Original.
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Crossroads

The Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage

Author: Louise Carus Mahdi,Nancy Geyer Christopher,Michael Meade

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812691900

Category: Psychology

Page: 452

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Crossroads is a comprehensive collection of fifty cutting-edge articles on diverse aspects of the transition to adulthood, covering experiences with contemporary rites of passage, the use of rites of passage to resolve the 'youth crisis' of gangs and violence, accounts of traditional rites of passage, and how-to guidelines for creating new rites of passage that may help to save our communities from despair and destruction.
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The Rites of Passage of Jean Genet

The Art and Aesthetics of Risk Taking

Author: Gene A. Plunka

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838634615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

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In this book, Gene A. Plunka argues that the most important single element that solidifies all of Genet's work is the concept of metamorphosis. Genet's plays and prose demonstrate the transition from game playing to the establishment of one's identity through a state of risk taking that develops from solitude. However, risk taking per se is not as important as the rite of passage. Anthropologist Victor Turner's work in ethnography is used as a focal point for the examination of rites of passage in Genet's dramas. Rejecting society, Genet has allied himself with peripheral groups, marginal men, and outcasts--scapegoats who lack power in society. Much of their effort is spent in revolt or direct opposition in mainstream society that sees them as objects to be abused. As an outcast or marginal man, Genet solved his problem of identity through artistic creation and metamorphosis. Likewise, Genet's protagonists are outcasts searching for positive value in a society over which they have no control; they always appear to be the victims or scapegoats. As outcasts, Genet's protagonists establish their identities by first willing their actions and being proud to do so. Unfortunately, man's sense of Being is constantly undermined by society and the way individuals react to roles, norms, and values. Roles are the products of carefully defined and codified years of positively sanctioned institutional behavior. According to Genet, role playing limits individual freedom, stifles creativity, and impedes differentiation. Genet equates role playing with stagnant bourgeois society that imitates rather than invents; the latter is a word Genet often uses to urge his protagonists into a state of productive metamorphosis. Imitation versus invention is the underlying dialectic between bourgeois society and outcasts that is omnipresent in virtually all of Genet's works. Faced with rejection, poverty, oppression, and degradation, Genet's outcasts often escape their horrible predicaments by living in a world of illusion that consists of ceremony, game playing, narcissism, sexual and secret rites, or political charades. Like children, Genet's ostracized individuals play games to imitate a world that they can not enter. Essentially, the play acting becomes catharsis for an oppressed group that is otherwise confined to the lower stratum of society. Role players and outcasts who try to find an identity through cathartic game playing never realize their potential in Genet's world. Instead, Genet is interested in outcasts who immerse themselves in solitude and create their own sense of dignity free from external control. Most important, these isolated individuals may initially play games, yet they ultimately experience metamorphosis from a world of rites, charades, and rituals to a type of "sainthood" where dignity and nobility reign. The apotheosis is achieved through a distinct act of conscious revolt designed to condemn the risk taker to a degraded life of solitude totally distinct from society's norms and values.
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The Rite of Urban Passage

The Spatial Ritualization of Iranian Urban Transformation

Author: Reza Masoudi

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 178533977X

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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The Iranian city experienced a major transformation when the Pahlavi Dynasty initiated a project of modernization in the 1920s. The Rite of Urban Passage investigates this process by focusing on the spatial dynamics of Muharram processions, a ritual that commemorates the tragic massacre of Hussein and his companions in 680 CE. In doing so, this volume offers not only an alternative approach to understanding the process of urban transformation, but also a spatial genealogy of Muharram rituals that provides a platform for developing a fresh spatial approach to ritual studies.
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Food and the Rites of Passage

Author: Laura Mason

Publisher: Prospect Books (UK)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 166

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Baptism, marriage, childbirth, death: these are the milestones of life, invariably marked by a feast or comforting rituals founded on food and drink. Some of these habits flourished, then died away - think of the cups of wine passed around the gossips gathered at a lying in; others have gone on to be industries in their own right - the wedding cake, which has slowly but surely evolved from the giant flat discs of bride cake illustrated in the sensational full-colour cover of a fete in Bermondsey by Hofnagel in the seventeenth century, to the many-tiered and icing-bedaubed monuments of today. The book consists of six essays by recognised food-historians, each taking in turn one of these milestones, sometimes (but not always) with a certain north-country bias: Peter Brears writes on funerals; Dr Layinka Swinburne writes on childbirth; Laura Mason on wedding cakes; Ivan Day on old marriage customs; and Professor Tony Green on the sociology of the modern wedding celebration. There is also an overview of Irish food customs, with reference to these rites, by the well-regarded young Irish food historian, Regina Sexton.
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Coming of Age the Rite Way

Youth and Community Development Through Rites of Passage

Author: David Blumenkrantz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190297336

Category:

Page: 280

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Coming of Age the RITE Way: Youth & Community Development through Rites of Passage addresses the absence of community-oriented rites of passage. This book is distinguished from others in that it combines almost fifty years of scholarship and practice to examine the concepts of rites of passage and sense of community, as it exists in literature and life. It focuses on the reciprocal relationship between rites of passage and sense of community and ways for it to impact the development of children and the health and adaptability of their community. This text raises and answers some of the most fundamental questions facing parents, schools and communities; How do we raise our children to be resilient, self-reliant, capable adults who are competent and with compassion that is manifested in civic engagement for social justice? The book sets forth guiding principles and clear methods for putting into practice a whole systems approach to youth development through rites of passage. The approach involves connecting and enhancing environments and building competencies, which promote the positive development of children and youth in their families, in their schools, among their peers in their community and with a strong connection to the natural world. It provides extensive narratives and case studies to illustrate how a framework of rites of passage is used to weave a common language throughout the community and links techniques for youth development with prevention, identification, intervention, and treatment and strengthens the fabric of community support.
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The Making of Men

Raising boys to be happy, healthy and successful

Author: Dr. Arne Rubinstein

Publisher: Dr Arne Rubinstein

ISBN: 1922057312

Category: Boys

Page: 195

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As parents, we all want our boys to grow up to be happy, healthy and successful. For this to happen, it’s vital we understand their world, their challenges, and how our relationship with them must change as they become young men. Using real-life examples, parenting expert Dr Arne Rubinstein clearly explains the risks teenagers face today, including drugs, alcohol, technology and peer group pressure. He then shows how you can equip your son to make safe and sensible choices. Whether you’re a single mum of a happy-go-lucky eight-year old, or the parent of a troubled teen, The Making of Men is a practical, commonsense guide to helping your son transition from a boy to a young man who is motivated and inspired. ‘Funny, encouraging, gritty and real.’ Steve Biddulph, bestselling author of Manhood and Raising Boys
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To the Ends of the Earth

A Sea Trilogy

Author: William Golding

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374530914

Category: Fiction

Page: 761

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To the Ends of the Earth, William Golding's great sea trilogy, presents the extraordinary story of a warship's troubled journey to Australia in the early 1800s. Told through the pages of Edmund Talbolt's journall - with equal measure of wit and disdain - it records the mounting tensions and growing misfortunes aboard the ancient ship. An instant maritime classic, and one of Golding's finest achievements, the trilogy was adapted into a major three-part Mastpiece Theatre drama in 2006.
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Rites of Passage

Author: William Golding

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374526400

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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Edmund Talbot recounts his voyage from England to the Antipodes, and the humiliating confrontation between the stern Captain Anderson and the nervous parson, James Colley, which leads to the latter's death.
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Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Second Edition, With a New Preface

Author: Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520927214

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Why do so many American women allow themselves to become enmeshed in the standardized routines of technocratic childbirth--routines that can be insensitive, unnecessary, and even unhealthy? Anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd first addressed these questions in the 1992 edition. Her new preface to this 2003 edition of a book that has been read, applauded, and loved by women all over the world, makes it clear that the issues surrounding childbirth remain as controversial as ever.
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Pagan Rites of Passage

Author: Pauline Campanelli,Dan Campanelli

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9781567181111

Category: Religion

Page: 267

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Here is a complete and cohesive system of rites that draw upon ancient Pagan traditions of many cultures to celebrate the inevitable life transitions of those on the Pagan path. Hundreds of traditions and rites are provided, including birth and Paganing; coming of age and initiation; handfasting and parting; mid-life and priest or priestesshood; cronehood/elderhood; death and many more.
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The Rites of Passage for Males Manual

Just about Everything a Young Man Needs to Know about Life and Manhood

Author: D. Harold Greene

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761839422

Category: Reference

Page: 63

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The Rites of Passage for Males Manual is a four-part manual that focuses on building critical thinking skills for young men to help them make positive life choices. The four sections are: Basic Life Skills; Self-Esteem Training; Finding My Career & Life Purpose; and Dress for Business Success. Use this manual in youth workshops, as a parent, or in other youth development training programs. Tests after each section help to ensure that the reader understands the information provided.
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Rite of Passage

A Father's Blessing

Author: Jim G. McBride

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1575678764

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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For generations, other religions and cultures have put their children through a rite of passage to adulthood. Many people are aware of the Jewish practice of the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, for example. The reality, however, is that many children today don’t learn how to become adults on purpose; rather, they ride the wave of adolescence toward an unknown adult future. Moms, dads, and other perfectly placed adults have the unique opportunity to guide the teenagers in their life toward adulthood. This is not a privilege to be taken lightly, but neither is it an impossible task. Jim McBride, executive producer of Fireproof and Courageous, brings wisdom, experience, and practical examples to his guidebook for leading those burgeoning adults in your life through a real-life Rite of Passage.
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Changes

Author: N.A

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 174126667X

Category: Change

Page: 81

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"Changes is one of a series of four books designed specifically for lower primary students. Changes utilises the personal experiences of students to investigate changes in the growth of plants, animals, humans; the weather and seasons and changes in feelings, relationships, traditions, families and familiar environments." -- Foreword.
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Star Wars

Rite of Passage

Author: John Ostrander,Jan Duursema,Ray Kryssing

Publisher: Dark Horse Books

ISBN: 9781593070427

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

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When the royal heir is kidnapped, along with the Jedi master who was protecting him, the master's former Padawans must team up to take on some Morgukai assassins to rescue the two.
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