ISBN-10:
0813319935
ISBN-13:
9780813319933
Pub. Date:
02/23/1996
Publisher:
Westview Press
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 CohenRichard E Nisbett

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Overview

This book focuses on a singular cause of male violence-the perpetrator's sense of threat to one of his most valued possessions, namely, his reputation for strength and toughness. The theme of this book is that the Southern United States had—and has—a type of culture of honor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813319933
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 02/23/1996
Series: New Directions in Social Psychology Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 140
Sales rank: 879,269
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)

About the Author


Richard E. Nisbett is Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and codirector of the Culture and Cognition Program at the University of Michigan.
Dov Cohen is assistant professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Richard E. Nisbett is Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and codirector of the Culture and Cognition Program at the University of Michigan.
Dov Cohen is assistant professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Table of Contents

1 Violence and Honor in the Southern United States, 2 Homicide Rate Differences Between North and South, 3 Differences Between Northerners and Southerners in Attitudes Toward Violence, 4 Insult, Anger, and Aggression: A n "Experimental Ethnography" of the Culture of Honor, 5 Collective Expressions of the Culture of Honor: Violence, Social Policy, and the Law, 6 Culture of Honor: Manifestations, Explanations, and Destinations

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