Kinship, ritual , gender FINAL ANTHROPHOLOGY ESSAY
... Ritual, Gender ARE RITUALS A THING OF THE PAST, SLOWLY BUT SURELY GIVING WAY TO RATIONAL CHOICE AND ACTION IN CONTEXTS OF GLOBAL SOCIAL CHANGE?
This paper reviews a particular class of rituals related to substantial biological and social changes in all individuals’ lives, otherwise known as ‘rites of passage’ according to Arnold van Gennep, who was the first to name and analyze them in his famous anthropological study, Les rites de passage, published in 1908. These rituals are viewed with concern of their complex entanglement within the puzzle of interrelations between gender, kinship, religion, politics, and power, in different communities, societies, and cultural patterns; in order to be s...