Honor, Self and Social Reproduction


Abstract
Honor is a difficult field of inquiry that deserves systematic attention from social scientists. Honor is an internalized concern for recognition and approval that links reputation with conduct and helps sustain existing patterns of social selection and evaluation. The paper argues that scholars are remiss that consider the field of honor obsolete or a residual category left over from the transition to modern forms of social organization. A modern conception of honor is identified in the relationship of a reflexive self and a larger moral and institutional order. A further effort is made to elaborate a reflexive approach to honor informed by the intersection of Pierre Bourdieu's theory of social reproduction and Erving Goffman's theory of self presentation. Honor is theorized as a multi-dimensional field that legitimates prevailing standards of evaluation and social selection contested in staged and consecrated interactions that are central to social reproduction
Keywords Social status  stratification  honor  symbolic capital
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-5914.2010.00452.x
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 42,204
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Principles of Psychology.William James - 1890 - Dover Publications.
Mind, Self and Society.G. H. Mead - forthcoming - Chicago, Il.
Outline of a Theory of Practice.Pierre Bourdieu - 1981 - Human Studies 4 (3):273-278.

View all 19 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Understanding Honor.Whitley Kaufman - 2011 - Social Theory and Practice 37 (4):557-573.
Honor and Public Opinion.José Carlos Amdela - 2009 - Human Studies 32 (4).
Honor and Public Opinion.José Carlos Del Ama - 2009 - Human Studies 32 (4):441-460.
Honor and the Military.Peter Olsthoorn - 2006 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (1):159-172.
Honor as a Motive for Making Sacrifices.Peter Olsthoorn - 2005 - Journal of Military Ethics 4 (3):183-197.
Constructing a Student Honor Code From the Inside Out.Jerry M. Calton - 2009 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 20:370-375.
Honor War Theory: Romance or Reality?Daniel Demetriou - 2013 - Philosophical Papers 42 (3):285 - 313.
Teaching Ethics: More Than an Honor Code. [REVIEW]Shirley T. Fleischmann - 2006 - Science and Engineering Ethics 12 (2):381-389.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-11-15

Total views
32 ( #258,521 of 2,253,791 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
12 ( #87,164 of 2,253,791 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature