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    “Rites of Passage” by Arnold Van Gennep is highly recommended for anyone interested in studying anthropology. Van Gennep effectively explains and demonstrates his theory of Rites of Passage but, at times, confuses the reader by bringing up many examples without going into further detail about how the example relates to his theory. Despite this flaw, many anthropologists consider his work foundational because of his declaration of a human universality. Van Gennep’s theory on how rites of passage are divided into the three categories, separation, transition, and incorporation, is displayed and supported by all of his examples throughout the entire book. Each chapter in the book represents a stage of life such as pregnancy, childbirth, marriage, and funerals. With each life period, Van Gennep lists common rites of passages for many different cultures. After he explains the rites of passage for a certain subject, he sorts the actions or pieces of the rite of passage into his three categories. With the…

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    Arnold Van Gennep Theory

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    Arnold van Gennep’s rite of passage theory can be applied to the film Inside Out. The theory states the threefold scheme which van Gennep presents as three stages of a rite of passage involving: separation which describes a detachment from your normal environment, liminality which entails “an inversion of normal behaviour showing a discontinuity of how things are normally meant to be,” and incorporation which gives a indication of the new role that the participants are to take on, “getting…

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    Student Separation

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    Van Gennep (1960) was concern with the social movement of individuals and societies, as well as with the mechanisms they use to ensure social stability during these times of change. These rites of passage were defined as the stages of separation, transition, and incorporation (Tinto, 1993) by Van Gennep, and used by Tinto. The first stage, separation, requires the individual to disassociate from the old environment (family, friends, high school, hometown) into the new environment (summer…

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    In this essay I will present an argument that The Room attempts to portray an engaged couple about to get married through multiple symbolic actions, and to demonstrate this notion that the majority of society believes a purposeful and achieved life comes through the ritual of uniting individuals through marriage. Also using the theorists, I will be able to provide insight as to why the term ‘ritual’ could be considered fluid. I will begin to support this argument by discussing multiple…

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    Snowpiercer, directed by Bong Joon-Ho is about economic inequality, where the individuals in the tail-section are being treated miserably by others living in the front section of the train. Bong uses various religious theories from Religion: The Basics, in order to point out his message. In the Snowpiercer, Malory Nye’s theory on power is shown through the character development of Wilford, him arranging the people in a specific way confirms that theory. Richard Gombrich’s theory on cognitive vs…

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    Over lunch one day, Lee Blocker told Bill about some land outside of Elgin that he wanted to develop. Nancy Lou and Bill drove to Elgin with their three children and were greeted by a downtown with all the first story windows broken out and boarded up, and many of the second story windows were broken with pigeons roosting in them. She remembers what a dreary place it seemed and said to Blocker, “If we come to live here, I will have to do everything in my power to revitalize this downtown.” In…

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    Distillery Tour WHAT: Round up your friends and expand your world of spirits this weekend at the Frankfort Spirits Distillery Tour. You and your friends will have a great time as you enjoy a unique distillery excursion. You will experience firsthand how spirits are made, how to properly taste them, as well as what makes craft spirits special. During your tour, you will get to enjoy a variety of sample-sized handcrafted cocktails as you explore their sensational flavors and properties.…

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    Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 What makes it a Classic: The Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 Often it's difficult to determine if an old car is truly a classic. However, if you're looking at automobiles from the [Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors], it's a little easier. If you pop the hood on a late 50s or 60s Pontiac of any model and a Tri Power 389 V-8 is staring back at you, you've just found yourself a classic. Join me as we talk about one of Pontiac's [greatest engines of all time]. We'll…

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    I chose this question because my dad collects classic cars and I frequently see catalogs that come in the mail that are filled with parts for all sorts of car parts. I know my mom gets on my dad a lot about buying too many parts at a time because they can get very pricey. Why are the parts to pricey? I know that the parts themselves are fairly simple and much less complex than a part you would find for a new car. I assume that car parts are so pricey because the parts simply aren’t made anymore.…

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    An Annotated Critical Bibliography of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gastby Pauly, Thomas H. Gatsby as Gangster. Studies in American Fiction, vol. 21 no. 2, 1993. Thomas H. Pauly, after an evidently thorough examination of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, is convinced that Jay Gatsby, the mysterious figure upon whom the novel fixates, is a sinister character and a mastermind regarding illegal activities. Despite Gatsby’s charming attitude and contrary claims, Pauly believes…

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