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The Resource Citizen-protectors : the everyday politics of guns in an age of decline, Jennifer Carlson

Citizen-protectors : the everyday politics of guns in an age of decline, Jennifer Carlson

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Citizen-protectors : the everyday politics of guns in an age of decline
Title
Citizen-protectors
Title remainder
the everyday politics of guns in an age of decline
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Carlson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From gang- and drug-related shootings to mass shootings in schools, shopping centers, and movie theatres, reports of gun crimes fill the headlines of newspapers and nightly news programs. At the same time, a different kind of headline has captured public attention: a steady surge in pro-gun sentiment among Americans. A Gallup poll conducted just a month after the Newtown school shootings found that 74% of Americans oppose a ban on hand-guns, and at least 11 million people now have licenses to carry concealed weapons as part of their everyday lives. Why do so many Americans not only own guns but also carry them? In Citizen-Protectors, Jennifer Carlson offers a compelling portrait of gun carriers, shedding light on Americans' complex relationship with guns. Delving headlong into the world of gun carriers, Carlson spent time participating in firearms training classes, attending pro-gun events, and carrying a firearm herself. Through these experiences she explores the role guns play in the lives of Americans who carry them and shows how, against a backdrop of economic insecurity and social instability, gun carrying becomes a means of being a good citizen, an idea that not only pervades the NRA's public literature and statements, but its training courses as well. A much-needed counterpoint to the rhetorical battles over gun control, Citizen-Protectors is a captivating and revealing look at gun culture in America, and is a must-read for anyone with a stake in this heated debate."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carlson, Jennifer
Dewey number
363.330973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8059
LC item number
.C37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Rifle Association of America
  • Firearms ownership
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Public opinion
  • Gun control
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • National Rifle Association of America
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Firearms ownership
  • Gun control
  • Public opinion
  • United States
Label
Citizen-protectors : the everyday politics of guns in an age of decline, Jennifer Carlson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American dreams, American nightmares -- Criminal insecurities -- NRA training and the everyday politics of gun carry -- The right to self-defense, the duty to protect -- Policing guns, profiling people -- Jumping the gun -- Conclusion : we hope for better things; it shall rise from the ashes
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780199347551
Lccn
2014031629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn894139938
  • (OCoLC)894139938
Label
Citizen-protectors : the everyday politics of guns in an age of decline, Jennifer Carlson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American dreams, American nightmares -- Criminal insecurities -- NRA training and the everyday politics of gun carry -- The right to self-defense, the duty to protect -- Policing guns, profiling people -- Jumping the gun -- Conclusion : we hope for better things; it shall rise from the ashes
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780199347551
Lccn
2014031629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn894139938
  • (OCoLC)894139938

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