Rites of Passage: van Gennep and Turner

 

1.     Life-Cycle Rites

2.     Arnold van Gennep, The Rites of Passage

a.     separation, transition, reincorporation

b.     Example: puberty rites among the Bambaras of Mali

3.     Victor Turner

a.     Alternating phases of social life

b.     Communitas

c.     Liminality

4.     Example: Holi