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Culture of Honor: The Psychology of Violence in the South (1995)

by Richard E. Nisbett, Dov Cohen

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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.



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Fascinating psychology study. Compares the cultures of the eastern United States and shows the south to be a "Culture of Honor". Since I live in a border state (Maryland) I can see the clash of northern and southern culture daily. More so it explains the concept of an honor culture which goes a long way in explaining historical forces. Really a very neat book. It's a bit dry, but the ideas light up and its very pithy. ( )
  Stbalbach | Jan 19, 2009 |
This book is a fascinating study in methodological triangulation. It is concise and is a copybook example of how to go about doing social research. Its findings are equally interesting. I strongly recommend it to my PhD students who are contemplating undertaking a major social research project. ( )
  appaloosaman | Jul 25, 2006 |
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