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The Role of Honor and Culture in Group-Based Humiliation, Anger and Shame

The Role of Honor and Culture in Group-Based Humiliation, Anger and Shame

Imagine that your national football team has to play against the team of a neighboring country. You are very excited about this event and invited your friends over to watch the game together. When the other team scores a second goal and is winning, you see that the football fans of that team are burning your national flag in the stadium. How would you feel, if that were to happen? What would you think about the... / more

Honor in the Past: The Case of Mexico

Honor in the Past: The Case of Mexico

Although at times honor is associated with bygone eras, lately it has also been very much in the news. Headlines scream when husbands, fathers, or even brothers, kill their female relatives for breaking their honor code. The logic behind these heinous acts is often related to disobedience of moral strictures such as staying out, associating with male non-relatives, wearing makeup or marrying without permission. / more

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