Culture of Honor: The Psychology of Violence in the South by Richard E. Nisbett and Dov Cohen (review)

Culture of Honor: The Psychology of Violence in the South by Richard E. Nisbett and Dov Cohen (Westview Press, 1996)

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Culture of Honor: The Psychology of Violence in the South by Richard E. Nisbett and Dov Cohen (review)

by Julius Rowan Raper
Southern Cultures, Vol. 3, No. 1: Spring 1997

Westview Press, 1996

Finally it is official. Our mothers and fathers warned us it was true. The playground bully showed us it was true. Newspapers, magazines, and television told us so. Over and over, Glasgow, Wolfe, Caldwell, and Faulkner convinced us ofit. Now that two social scientists have proved it, it must surely be the case. Southerners are more violent than northerners.