liminality

A term introduced by Arnold van Gennep (Rites de passage, 1909), liminality refers to an intermediate ritual phase during initiation , in which initiates can be considered either sacred or potentially polluting to the mainstream society because of their anomalous social position. New social rules are commonly taught during the liminal phase, and strong, endearing, and creative bonds often develop between fellow initiates.

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  • Liminality — (from the Latin word līmen , meaning a threshold [ liminal , Oxford English Dictionary . Ed. J.A. Simpson and E.S.C. Weiner. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. OED Online Oxford University Press. Accessed June 23, 2007; cf. .] ) is a… …   Wikipedia

  • liminality — n. (Anthropology) that temporary state during a rite of passage when the participant lacks social status or rank, is required to follow specified forms of conduct, and is expected to show obedience and humility. RHU [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • liminality — /lim euh nal i tee/, n. Anthropol. the transitional period or phase of a rite of passage, during which the participant lacks social status or rank, remains anonymous, shows obedience and humility, and follows prescribed forms of conduct, dress,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • liminality — /lim euh nal i tee/, n. Anthropol. the transitional period or phase of a rite of passage, during which the participant lacks social status or rank, remains anonymous, shows obedience and humility, and follows prescribed forms of conduct, dress,… …   Universalium

  • liminality — noun the state of being liminal …   Wiktionary

  • liminality —  Лиминальность …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • liminality — /lɪmɪˈnæləti/ (say limi naluhtee) noun 1. Anthropology the state of disorientation that is induced in particular in some rituals, especially a rite of passage. 2. the disorientation, loss of control, and sense of uncertainty which attends a… …   Australian English dictionary

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