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Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage

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Rites of Passage

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  1. Rites of Passage

  2. Definition • Ceremonies that mark a person’s progress from one phase to another

  3. Rites • Rites of passage occur in similar patterns across cultures because they correspond with important events in human life • Birth • Puberty • Mating • Reproduction • Old age • Death

  4. Rituals • Ceremonial acts prescribed by tradition or religion that sets humans apart from other species

  5. A 3 Stage process • Segregation • Transition • Incorporation or Reintegration

  6. Segregation • Person undergoing R.O.P. is separated from rest of society

  7. Transition • Person going through R.O.P. is becoming his or her new self and learning the new role • May be a mentor, guide, or instructor

  8. Incorporation and Reintegration • Individual is reintegrated into society in their new role.

  9. Purpose of Rites • For the individual • Relieves stress • Helps them understand growth • For the culture • Passes on traditions and religious or moral values

  10. Examples • Quinceañera • Mehendi Party • Baby Shower • Marriage • Getting your driver’s license • funerals • Rumspringa • Circumscision • Female Genital Mutiliation • Scarification • Australian Aboriginal walk • Tatoos in Polynesian culture