Skip to Content

The Rites of Passage

By Arnold van Gennep

Translated by Gabrielle L. Caffee, Monika B. Vizedom

Routledge – 2004 – 198 pages

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $54.95
    978-0-415-61156-5
    November 11th 2010
  • Add to CartHardback: $280.00
    978-0-415-33023-7
    February 25th 2004

Description

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.

Reviews

'Van Gennep achieved in this book an enviable reputation by drawing attention to the widespread distribution of a common symbolic structure in transition rites pregnancy, birth, puberty, marriage and death.' - The Times Literary Supplement

Name: The Rites of Passage (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Arnold van GennepTranslated by Gabrielle L. Caffee, Monika B. Vizedom. 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...
Categories: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Material Culture