Rite of Passage

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Van Gennep, 1909[edit]

All the ceremonial patterns which accompany a passage from one situation to another or from one cosmic or social world to another.

Van Gennep, Arnold. The Rites of Passage. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1984 [1909]:10.

Leemon, 1972[edit]

Recurring social mechanisms that a society provides for the orderly transitions in its social relationships that serve as revitalizations and comprise a series of events that include rituals and ceremonies.

Leemon, Thomas A. The rites of passage in a student culture: A study of the dynamics of transition. Teachers College Press, 1972:1