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Unformatted text preview: The “culture of honor” started way back and had good social and economic reasons behind it. The Southern United States was earlier inhabited by herders. These herders were highly aggressive and protective to the point of violence over their most valuable asset, their animals. These herders started this “culture of honor” to protect the means of their livelihood. The law of the region was also not very effective at that time. So, this culture was initiated to protect the means of livelihood of these vulnerable herders. Gradually, it took a form of violence in return of insult or threat or just to make a reputation. Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_culture_of_honor...
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- Spring '11