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ERIC Number: EJ1072540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-2004
Consider Your Man Card Reissued: Masculine Honor and Gun Violence
Shuffelton, Amy
Educational Theory, v65 n4 p387-403 Aug 2015
In this article, Amy Shuffelton addresses school shootings through an investigation of honor and masculinity. Drawing on recent scholarship on honor, including Bernard Williams's "Shame and Necessity" and Kwame Anthony Appiah's "The Honor Code," Shuffelton points out that honor has been misconstrued as exclusively a matter of hierarchical, competitive relationships. A second kind of honor, which exists within relationships of mutual respect between equals, she suggests, merits theorists' further consideration. In its hierarchical mode, honor is often a source of violent action, but honor in its egalitarian mode can play an important role in peacemaking. Shuffelton turns to Homer's "Iliad" and Adrienne Rich's "Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying" to explore honor's potential. Linking both kinds of honor to masculinity and the issue of gun violence, this article contends that to address gun violence in and outside of schools, masculine honor needs to be "reissued" as a matter of egalitarian relationships based on honest communication.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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