Culture of Honor: The Psychology of Violence in the South / Edition 1

Culture of Honor: The Psychology of Violence in the South / Edition 1

by Richard E Nisbett, Dov Cohen
     
 


In this brilliantly argued book, the authors explore the reasons behind the higher rate for homicides among whites in the southern United States. They discover that it isn’t socioeconomic class, population density, the legacy of slavery, or the heat of the South; it is the traditional “culture of honor”—in which a man’s reputation is… See more details below

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In this brilliantly argued book, the authors explore the reasons behind the higher rate for homicides among whites in the southern United States. They discover that it isn’t socioeconomic class, population density, the legacy of slavery, or the heat of the South; it is the traditional “culture of honor”—in which a man’s reputation is seen as central to his economic survival—that makes the difference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813319933
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Series:
New Directions in Social Psychology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
579,422
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.64(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Violence and Honor in the Southern United States1
2Homicide Rate Differences Between North and South13
3Differences Between Northerners and Southerners in Attitudes Toward Violence25
4Insult, Anger, and Aggression: An "Experimental Ethnography" of the Culture of Honor41
5Collective Expressions of the Culture of Honor: Violence, Social Policy, and the Law55
6Culture of Honor: Manifestations, Explanations, and Destinations79
Appendixes95
References103
About the Book and Authors113
Index117

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