1st Edition

Culture Of Honor
The Psychology Of Violence In The South

ISBN 9780813319933
Published March 15, 1996 by Routledge
140 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

New Directions in Social Psychology -- Introduction -- Violence and Honor in the Southern United States -- Homicide Rate Differences Between North and South -- Differences Between Northerners and Southerners in Attitudes Toward Violence -- Insult, Anger, and Aggression: An “Experimental Ethnography” of the Culture of Honor -- Collective Expressions of the Culture of Honor: Violence, Social Policy, and the Law -- Culture of Honor: Manifestations, Explanations, and Destinations -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- About the Book and Authors

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