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An Anthropological Analysis of Student Participation in College
William G. Tierney
The Journal of Higher Education
Vol. 63, No. 6 (Nov. - Dec., 1992), pp. 603-618
Published by: Ohio State University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1982046
Page Count: 16
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This article argues for an alternative conceptualization of college student departure and critiques models of college leave-taking and statements from college administrators to demonstrate how, from an anthropological perspective, a "social integrationist" theory has misinterpreted fundamental terms such as "rite of passage." Issues that should be considered in a cultural analysis of student departure are discussed.
The Journal of Higher Education © 1992 Ohio State University Press