Birth as an American rite of passage
. Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press.
Rite of Passage
and Pat Smullen (right) win the Gold Cup from Age of Aquarius and Johnny Murtagh at Royal Ascot Picture:
 Although one could look at a number of characters as a site for rite of passage
in Avatar, Jake Sully is clearly meant to be the point of entry into a vicarious mode of encounter for viewers of the film.
Liminality appears to be the operative force of the rite of passage
, which brings about the existential transformation of the subjects, but which, if not contained within the ritual, is also inherently dangerous because of its asocial and subversive nature.
"This difference in generational interpretations demonstrates, in part, that First Communion succeeded as a rite of passage
more from the children's, than from the adults', point of view," she writes.
For OBT and the Portland audience, the complete Swan Lake represents a rite of passage
from a fundamentally pop culture repertoire only three years ago to a far more classical aesthetic since Stowell took over.
Her rite of passage
is complete, having saved her best friend's life, faced her fears, and fully embraced her own identity.
It's a rite of passage
for many expectant parents: showing off fuzzy images from the first ultrasound exam.
The young person would then receive a beautiful certificate, with elegant calligraphy and a shiny gold embossed stamp (suitable for framing) and the family would go out for a big dinner in a fancy restaurant to celebrate this important rite of passage
. The government would provide a lovely corsage for the proud mother and grandmother.
In this issue, midwife Jan Verhaeghe tells us about the glory of the birth experience and how it can and should be a valuable rite of passage
Young people are about to enter society, retired people are trying to decide what to do with their lives after finishing work." The pilgrimage has become a modern rite of passage
. "People want to take a step away from their everyday existence and take a second look at their lives."
At Connecticut's Weston High School, in a small town where cars rule and pedestrians are in danger, the most important rite of passage
is getting a driver's license.
Childhood continues to be a rite of passage
. Some things don't change.
Van Gennep used the term to refer to those in mid-transition during a rite of passage
. Neither child nor adult, the pubescent girl or boy is betwixt and between.
A girl's first diet has definitely become [an] addition to a girl's rite of passage