degradation ceremony

(noun) “[T]he process by which new members of a total institution lose aspects of their old identity and are given new ones” (OpenStax College 2012).

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  • Plural: degradation ceremonies

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OpenStax College. 2012. Socialization Across the Life Course. Connexions, May 7, 2012. (