You will need to complete 2 of 3 topics this week. Please post both within the same thread.
For this topic, I would like 3-4 paragraphs (1 page equivalent to Word) that describes a Rite of Passage that you may have gone through during your lifetime. A more formal definition would be:
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A rite of passage is an event that marks a person’s progress from one status to another. It is a universal phenomenon which can show anthropologists what social hierarchies, values and beliefs are important in specific cultures. Rites of passage are often ceremonies surrounding events such as other milestones within puberty, coming of age, marriage and death. Initiation ceremonies such as baptism, confirmation and bar or bat Mitzvah are considered important rites of passage for persons of their respective religions.
I would like you to write and describe an event that you have gone through that has changed your perception of yourself, your perception by those around you, and any new roles, expectations that came along with your Rite of Passage. How has this passage changed how you interact with others? How has it changed who you interact with? Please use concepts and terms from the text to better explain your experiences.
For example; you may describe when you had your first child and the new roles that came with being a mother or father. You may describe when you got married, graduated from high school, got your driver’s license, etc.
I would like you to describe your various roles (son, daughter, mom, dad, employee, employer, aunt, uncle, brother, sister) that exist within the social institutions that you occupy. I would like you to choose only a few (no more than 3 or 4) of them that you deem important and take satisfaction in. Describe the roles, why they are important to you and what are the expectations of those roles, why you take pride in the role, and how has it changed your perspective (if it has).
George Ritzer discusses the concepts of Gemeinshaft and Gesellshaft within Chapter 6. These concepts translate roughly into Community and City. From your own experiences describe two places that you have been to that would best represent these two concepts. Places you have lived, stayed for awhile, etc. How were they different and how were they the same. Provide specific examples how individuals interacted with each other. What did the city, town, community, etc. look and how was is structured?
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1 page for each topic (650-700 words). 2 pages total.