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Culture Of Honor [electronic resource] : the Psychology Of Violence In The South.

By: Nisbett, Richard E.
Contributor(s): Cohen, Dov.
Material type: TextTextSeries: New Directions in Social Psychology: Self, Cognition & Collectives: Publisher: New York : Westview Press, 1996Description: 1 online resource (141 p.).ISBN: 9780813346151 (electronic bk.); 0813346150 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Masculinity | Southern States -- Social conditions | Social Science | Violence -- Southern States -- Psychological aspects | Violence -- Southern States -- History | Southern States -- Social conditions | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in SocietyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Culture Of Honor : The Psychology Of Violence In The SouthDDC classification: 303.6 | 303.6/0975 | 303.60975 | 306.40975 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: 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.
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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.

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