of passageRite of passage A rite of passage is a ritual event that marks a person's transition from one status to another. The concept of rites of passage as a general theory of socialization was first formally articulated by Arnold van Gennep in his book The Rites of Passage to denote rituals marking the transitional phase between childhood and full inclusion into a tribe or social group.  The concept of the rite of passage is also used to explore and describe various other milestones in an individual's life, for any marked transitional stage, when one's social status is altered. Gennep's work exercised a deep impact on anthropological thought.  Milestones include transitions from puberty, year 7 to high school, coming of age, marriage and death.
It has become more pagan and outmoded. In this paper, I will discuss the history behind and the significance of this ritual. In addition, I will talk about how the Religion, formal education, and modern intrusions have affected this custom today. The Dipo tradition is a ritual in itself and also involves a number of practices performed within it. Throughout the process of initiation, ancestors and deities are often called upon for blessings and protection.
Rites of passage are events that mark important transitions in one’s life. They are usually associated with birth, puberty, marriage or death. By means of rites of passage, individuals advance from one hierarchy of life to another and assume new responsibilities (Grimes, 2000). This essay is based on my personal experience in my religious rite of passage, the baptism. Baptism is a Christian rite of passage dating back to the early Christianity.
Lloyd Geering has developed a model of three phases of religious change which he believes helps to explain the changes in religious thought and practice that can be identified in human cultures. His model categorises these changes into three distinct periods called the Ethnic, Transethnic and Global phases . The first two phases are also known as the Pre-Axial and Post-Axial periods based on the identification of the Axial Period by Karl Jaspers, which covers 800-200BCE. Geering has hypothesized that there is also a second Axial period, which he calls ‘modernity’. He places this as the period of “Enlightenment 1650-1850” but it could be seen as covering the changes in Western Europe through 1300- 1800CE, which included the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Enlightenment periods.
Ritual is a religious or solemn ceremony involving a series of actions performed according to a set order. Pooja and Yajna are the two such rituals which play a significant role in the life of a Hindu. Pooja which means worshipping a deity can be performed either at home or in temples or at both the places. The Hindus offer several articles like flowers, sandalwood paste, incense, food, Tulsi leaves, etc. while performing pooja.
English 201 54 Essay Assignment 3 The Rights of the Child Based on your reading of the article “The Rites of the Child: Global Discourses of Youth and Reintegrating Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone” by Susan Shepler, you should choose one of the following questions for the third essay assignment. Question1: The article describes how “the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and other international child rights instruments and discourses are implicated in the process of postwar reintegration of child ex-combatants” (Shepler, 2005, p. 198). Explain what is meant by the term “child soldier.” Describe the ways in which these instruments were implicated and manipulated in the process of reintegration. In your discussion, please remember to draw on any other research you have conducted outside of your class reading. Question 2: In their struggles to reintegrate child soldiers into the postwar society of Sierra Leone, “new meanings” of the term youth have emerged.
In the Maori world everything has Whakapapa. To define whakapapa, its like stories of creation giving us some senses of beginnings it also associates with layers upon layering (Barlow, 1991). Within the Maori society Whakapapa expressed about the identity were a person is from. It identifies you’re ancestral connections that have been passed down from your generation, it includes knowing who you are and identifying your culture values according to Smith (2011). Whakapapa in the Maori world is linked to genealogies of “rituals and stories” (Smith, 2011, p. 3).
The Twelve Tribes of Israel HIS 112 World Religions Lynda Dickey Central Arizona College Abstract The purpose of this paper is to introduce the reader to the tribal system of ancient Israel, give a description of the structure and lineage of the thirteen tribes of Israel, describe the function and purpose of each tribe within the tribal system, and present differing opinions regarding the structure and formation of the tribes. The Thirteen Tribes of Israel In the Old Testament, the book of Genesis outlines the history of Israel through the use of genealogy. The sons of Jacob make up what is known as the tribes of Israel. The tribe was the fundamental social unit of ancient Israel. Tribes were composed of the family from which it originated, extended families, and members who had no blood relation to the tribal family.
for religious movements. Showing two recent developments of new religious movements, popular culture and media are often intertwined. In Anthropology as an academic discipline, whose main interest is to understand how people live in the world, and how they make sense of the world around them, the interest in religion, belief and ritual has been on the rise as well, to understand concepts and theoretical approaches, and to see how they have been applied to religious phenomena in the past and present (Becker & William, 2011: 1). In the study of the reading Comaroff and Comaroff, we learn that Pentecostals”support governments that protect the liberty of commerce and religion, rather than social reform and redistribution” (Shepherd, N. & Robins, and S.
In the early years of the British Empire, Britain held colonial rule in South Asia, primarily in India. This interest in the construction of the empire has come to be seen as a cultural project of control, which has set the agenda for the academic study of modern Indian culture for decades. In the following essay I intend to first discuss the British Raj in India, to establish a foundation on which to discuss the colonial authority in India. I will discuss the colony geographically and statistically and then in terms of character and the methods used to achieve control. Next I will look briefly at the general history of the importance of clothing in Indian culture and how it has been used for social change.