Voyage as Rite of Passage: Why Abby Sunderland's Parents Were Right

Last week, the web was rocked with news that Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old who was circumnavigating the world alone, had gone missing. Immediately, the response from parents the web over was to criticize her parents: "who would let their teen do such a crazy thing?" I would. My parents did. My question is, "who wouldn't?" ...more

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I can't really get a toehold onto your anthropological examples. All the societies ...more