Culture Of Honor: The Psychology Of Violence In The South, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Culture Of Honor

The Psychology Of Violence In The South, 1st Edition

By Richard E Nisbett, Dov Cohen


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In the United States, the homicide rate in the South is consistently higher than the rate in the North. In this brilliantly argued book, Richard Nisbett and Dov Cohen use this fact as a starting point for an exploration of the underlying reasons for violence.According to Nisbett and Cohen, the increased tendency of white southerners to commit certa

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

About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General