The Rites of Passage by Arnold Van Gennep
Paperback. Condition: Good+. 1972. Doubleday Anchor. 6th Impression.
translation of van Gennep's classic work in Ethnography, ....... Birth, puberty, marriage, death -- these and other crises in man's journey through life prompt the ritual ceremonies that van Gennep called the 'Rites of Passage'. van gennep, a distinguished anthropologist, was the first observer of human behaviour to note that these ceremonies differ only in detail from one culture to another, and that they are in essence universal. .