Rites of passage are at the intersection of the personal and the public, as the folkgroup recognizes a change in the individual’s status within that group. For this assignment you are to describe in detail the celebration of a particular rite of passage. You should use as your primary example one specific rite in which you have participated directly.
What transition was being marked? What activities were used to illustrate this marking? How did this particular occasion match and how did it differ from the way your folkgroup ‘normally’ or ‘typically’ celebrates this rite?
Library and/or archive research is required, and this assignment works best with something ‘ethnographic,’ i.e. either attending a rite or speaking with someone else who participated in it, and incorporating that into your writing.
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