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Contributors to this Esc Readers' Forum, and to the 2012 accute roundtable from which it is derived, were invited to think about rites of passage in the academy in this most overt sense, but we also encouraged them to stretch the implications of "rites of passage" to include whatever this phrase might invoke: for example, questions of passing, of performance and acceptance in whatever capacity, or, as in the Duncan poem above, considerations of the passage as a body of text that demands certain rituals of writing or reading.
Found in all cultures since the beginning of time, rites of passage are thus understood as proof of cultural continuity and the "antidote" to the angst brought forth by modernity.
Excerpted from Rites of Passage by Imke Rust (Insight August 2007), Rites of Passage by Silke Berens, and What is the Essence of Painting?
After reading the books and going through her own rites of passage, Scott "learned that there's a purpose behind the lifestyle.
Back in 1998 there was a Government paper that concluded that we were missing rites of passage in society and that they are important for society as a whole.
Back at home, flipping across TV channels past one reality show after another, it was easy to see how these same rites of passage often lead to fame and fortune as well.
Phobia'' is paired with another new series, ``Taboo,'' which looks at practices that may be commonplace in one society and forbidden in another, from rites of passage and marriage to blood sports and death rituals.
They are the places where most people are born, and many die, so as well as being expressions of technological mastery over the material and organic world they are temples for rites of passage.
STUDENT WORK: The Rites of Passage display at Nuneaton
Most of the book revolves around family celebration during the seasons of the church year, together with rites of passage, which while effective seem to be fairly easy to do.
Rewinding the clock, choosing the bell ringer, locking the tower, and the use of bells during festivals and rites of passage could also generate conflicts.