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This chapter explores the contemporary utility of ritual transition theory (Van Gennep , 1960). Drawing on qualitative data generated during a longitudinal ethnographic study of men’s transition to fatherhood, the paper describes how the three phases associated with the theory - separation, transition and re-incorporation - provide insight into men’s transition to contemporary fatherhood. It is argued therefore, that despite its earlier structural-functionalist roots the theory remains a valuable and relevant framework illuminating contemporary transitions across the life course.
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|Academic Unit/Department:||Health and Social Care > Nursing
Health and Social Care
|Depositing User:||Janet Draper|
|Date Deposited:||22 Oct 2008 05:56|
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2016 20:04|
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