Manhood, in Cultures of Honor: For Social Status

Hall, Beth orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-7143-4605, Khan, Roxanne orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3485-2450 and Eslea, Mike orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-1273-0302 (2023) Manhood, in Cultures of Honor: For Social Status. In: Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence. Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-85493-5

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Social status is the relative position, or rank, that an individual holds within a hierarchy of social groups and can be achieved through either dominance or prestige strategies. Dominant tactics can be harmful to others, and typically involves violence, intimidation, and coercion. Prestige is beneficial to both the individual and others within their community and, using this strategy, social status can be earnt through the sharing of skills and expertise. For men in particular, social status is impermanent, and must be continuously maintained.

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