Rites of passage was first Analyzed by the social scientist Arnold Van Gennep when he wrote The Rites of Passage in 1908 (Van Gennep, ([1908] 1966).He outlined principal stages in which humans move through a life cycle(Crapo,2013). As all humans transition through different stages of life often times symbolically representing a status change or a critical move from childhood to adulthood.
Cross culturally there are significant universals among different societies in how they celebrate or recognize the rites of passage of adolescence members of the group. The variations in how humans honor this particular rite of passage can consist of many rituals, but four elements are noted. The four elements are separation, involvement from and elder or teacher, transition and then the recognized change in status presented to the community(Delaney,1995). While these rituals for many cultures have various ages in which rites of passage occur, a common theme for girls…

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