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American gun culture [electronic resource] : collectors, shows, and the story of the gun / Jimmy D. Taylor.

By: Taylor, Jimmy D, 1973-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC): Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2009Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 167 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781593325411 (electronic bk.); 159332541X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Firearms -- Social aspects -- United States | Firearms ownership -- United States -- History | Firearms -- Collectors and collecting -- United States | Waffenbesitz | Feuerwaffe | Waffenrecht | Gewehr | Sammlung | Soziokultur | USA | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular CultureGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American gun culture.DDC classification: 306.4/6 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Introduction: What About Guns -- 2. Gun Ownership as "Normal?" -- The Cowboy Way -- The Gender Performance -- Managing and Negotiating Emotions -- Warrior Narratives -- Gun Laws "In the News" -- 3. Making Science Out of Gun Ownership -- Data Analysis -- Credibility -- Human Subjects Consideration -- 4. Considering Popular Music -- Guns and Music -- Gun Lyric Sources -- Guns: The Badass/Masculinity Factor -- Gun as High Comedy? -- Guns as a Ritual Site -- Protecting the Masculine Center of Guns in Music -- 5. A Day at The Gun Event -- Schedule of Events Attended -- What to Expect to Find at Your Local Gun Show? -- Guns: A Masculine Symbol of Power -- Media Images as an Institutional Influence -- Protecting the Masculine Center of Guns -- Deference and Demeanor-Based Gun Rituals -- 6. Management of Suspect Identities -- Stigmatization -- Managing Stigma -- Individual Stigma Management Strategies -- Collective Stigma Management Strategies -- In Group Strategies -- 7. Discussion and Implications -- Appendix A. Semi-Structured Interview Schedule -- Appendix B. Subject Consent Form -- Appendix C. Glossary of Gun Terms -- Appendix D. Approach Script -- Appendix E. Me Out in the Field.
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1. Introduction: What About Guns -- 2. Gun Ownership as "Normal?" -- The Cowboy Way -- The Gender Performance -- Managing and Negotiating Emotions -- Warrior Narratives -- Gun Laws "In the News" -- 3. Making Science Out of Gun Ownership -- Data Analysis -- Credibility -- Human Subjects Consideration -- 4. Considering Popular Music -- Guns and Music -- Gun Lyric Sources -- Guns: The Badass/Masculinity Factor -- Gun as High Comedy? -- Guns as a Ritual Site -- Protecting the Masculine Center of Guns in Music -- 5. A Day at The Gun Event -- Schedule of Events Attended -- What to Expect to Find at Your Local Gun Show? -- Guns: A Masculine Symbol of Power -- Media Images as an Institutional Influence -- Protecting the Masculine Center of Guns -- Deference and Demeanor-Based Gun Rituals -- 6. Management of Suspect Identities -- Stigmatization -- Managing Stigma -- Individual Stigma Management Strategies -- Collective Stigma Management Strategies -- In Group Strategies -- 7. Discussion and Implications -- Appendix A. Semi-Structured Interview Schedule -- Appendix B. Subject Consent Form -- Appendix C. Glossary of Gun Terms -- Appendix D. Approach Script -- Appendix E. Me Out in the Field.

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