Journal of Moral Education 41 (1):79-98 (2012)
|Abstract||To investigate reasoning about family honour, 128 first generation (mean age = 27.2 years) and second generation Hindu Indian-American adults (mean age = 24.7 years) were presented hypothetical scenarios in which male or female protagonists defied common Hindu customs (e.g., arranged marriage, intra-religion marriage and premarital sexual abstinence). Questions assessed beliefs about customs, connections to family honour and socio-moral orientations towards honour violations. Both generations perceived intra-religion marriage and premarital sexual abstinence to function for group identity-related reasons, such as preserving Hindu culture and maintaining Hindu identity. First generation participants judged defiance of marital and abstinence traditions in moral terms more often than second generation participants (mainly for female protagonists). Justifications for moral judgements referenced damage to group identity, including family image, Hindu identity and cultural preservation. Implications for theories of moral psychology are discussed.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Shyam Ranganathan, Hindu Philosophy. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Narayanrao Appurao Nikam (1967). Some Concepts of Indian Culture. Simla]Indian Institute of Advanced Study.
Mark W. Muesse (2003). Great World Religions, Hinduism. Teaching Co..
Alessandro Monti, Marina Goglio & Esterino Adami (eds.) (2005). Feeding the Self, Feeling the Way in Ancient and Contemporary South Asian Cultures. L'harmattan Italia.
Roderick Hindery (1976). Hindu Ethics in the Rāmāyana. Journal of Religious Ethics 4 (2):287 - 322.
Jonardon Ganeri (1996). The Hindu Syllogism: Nineteenth-Century Perceptions of Indian Logical Thought. Philosophy East and West 46 (1):1-16.
Manuel Carlos Vallejo (2008). Is the Culture of Family Firms Really Different? A Value-Based Model for its Survival Through Generations. Journal of Business Ethics 81 (2):261 - 279.
Kedar Nath Tiwari (1998). Classical Indian Ethical Thought: A Philosophical Study of Hindu, Jaina, and Buddhist Morals. Motilal Banarsidass Publishers.
Sudhir Kakar (2001). The Essential Writings of Sudhir Kakar. Oxford University Press.
Irina Kuznetsova, Jonardon Ganeri & Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad (eds.) (2012). Hindu and Buddhist Ideas in Dialogue: Self and No-Self. Ashgate.
Gandhi (1978). Hindu Dharma. Orient Paperbacks.
Jonathan B. Edelmann (2012). The Role of Hindu Theology in the Religion and Science Dialogue. Zygon 47 (3):624-642.
V. Ramanathan (2004). Hindu Civilisation and the Twenty-First Century. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
Selva J. Raj (2004). Lower Income Hindu Women's Attitude Towards Abortion. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 18 (1):123-137.
Added to index2012-02-21
Total downloads4 ( #188,845 of 722,826 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #36,645 of 722,826 )
How can I increase my downloads?