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Moral Responsibility and the Culture of Honor

Tamler Sommers

in Relative Justice: Cultural Diversity, Free Will, and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139937
eISBN:
9781400840250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139937.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter begins by presenting stories that illustrate attitudes about responsibility and justice that do not cohere with any contemporary philosophical theory in the literature. Separated by ... More


The Male Flash of Anger: Violent Response to Transgression as an Example of the Intersection of Evolved Psychology and Culture

Daniel M. T. Fessler

in Missing the Revolution: Darwinism for social scientists

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195130027
eISBN:
9780199893874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130027.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The male flash of anger illustrates how evolutionary psychology and cultural anthropology provide complementary components in vertically integrated explanations. Anger is a response to transgression ... More


Murder and Martyrdom

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow

in Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195375732
eISBN:
9780199918300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375732.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In September 1856, Pratt left Utah on his final mission, this time to the eastern states. His new wife Eleanor McComb Pratt accompanied him, hoping to retrieve her children from her parent’s home in ... More


Violence and street culture

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter observes that it is hard to find a direct link between so-called ‘traditional honour cultures’ and violence. It notes that the development of criminal and deviant subcultures is often ... More


Women in the Crossfire: Understanding and Ending Honor Killing

Robert Paul Churchill

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190468569
eISBN:
9780190468590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190468569.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Every year, thousands of girls and women die, often at the hands of blood relatives. These victims are accused of committing honor violations that bring shame upon their family—such transgressions ... More


Empirical Research on Honor Killing

Robert Paul Churchill

in Women in the Crossfire: Understanding and Ending Honor Killing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190468569
eISBN:
9780190468590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190468569.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter analyzes relevant quantitative and qualitative research on honor killings. It includes an original empirical study—the Churchill-Holmes study—of 200 incidents from 28 countries and ... More


When Punishment Backfires

Jan-Willem van Prooijen

in The Moral Punishment Instinct

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190609979
eISBN:
9780190610005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609979.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Sometimes punishment can undermine cooperation. Antisocial punishment, where uncooperative group members punish cooperative group members, exists particularly in countries with lower levels of trust ... More


Southern White Patriarchy

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The pedestal upon which southern white womanhood stands is buttressed by an equally sacred southern white masculinity characterized by a distorted notion of honor, a penchant for violence, and male ... More


The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE

William M. Reddy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226706269
eISBN:
9780226706283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706283.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

In the twelfth century, the Catholic Church attempted a thoroughgoing reform of marriage and sexual behavior aimed at eradicating sexual desire from Christian lives. Seeking a refuge from the very ... More


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