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The Resource Shooters : myths and realities of America's gun cultures, by Abigail A. Kohn

Shooters : myths and realities of America's gun cultures, by Abigail A. Kohn

Label
Shooters : myths and realities of America's gun cultures
Title
Shooters
Title remainder
myths and realities of America's gun cultures
Statement of responsibility
by Abigail A. Kohn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this work, Abigail Kohn immerses herself in the world of "shooters." Emphasizing that not all owners are necessarily enthusiasts, Kohn travels directly to the heart of American gun culture. Frequenting gun shops and shooting ranges, and devoting particular attention to those whose interest in weaponry extends beyond the casual, she captures in detail how gun owners actually think and feel about their guns. Through her conversations - with cowboy action shooters at a regional match, sport shooters, hunters, with shooters of all ages and races - we hear of the "savage beauty" of a beautifully crafted long gun, of the powerful historical import owners attach to their guns, of the sense of empowerment that comes with shooting skill, and of the visceral thrill of discharging a dangerous weapon. Kohn brings out the myths, norms, and beliefs of gun ownership, stressing how values such as individualism, toughness, and liberty are intricately linked with the gun and exploring how these core values connect pro-gun ideology to wider cultural and political concerns."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kohn, Abigail A
Dewey number
306/.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8059
LC item number
.K65 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Firearms ownership
  • Firearms owners
  • Firearms
  • Shooting
  • Subculture
  • Armes à feu
  • Propriétaires d'armes à feu
  • Armes à feu
  • Tir
  • Subculture
  • Firearms owners
  • Firearms ownership
  • Firearms
  • Shooting
  • Subculture
  • United States
  • Vuurwapens
  • Wapenbezit
  • Populaire cultuur
  • Publieke opinie
  • Waffenbesitz
  • Kultursoziologie
  • USA
Label
Shooters : myths and realities of America's gun cultures, by Abigail A. Kohn
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-212) 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
Preface -- pt. I. The anthropology of gun enthusiasm. Introduction: guns in America ; The world of gun enthusiasm ; Cowboy action shooting -- pt. II. The meanings of guns. Citizen soldiers ; Cowboy lawmen ; Tough Americans ; Conclusions -- Appendix: [gun enthusiasm: questions for semistructured interview]
Control code
ocm52838709
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 224 p.
Isbn
9780195150513
Lccn
2003017928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52838709
  • (OCoLC)52838709
Label
Shooters : myths and realities of America's gun cultures, by Abigail A. Kohn
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-212) 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
Preface -- pt. I. The anthropology of gun enthusiasm. Introduction: guns in America ; The world of gun enthusiasm ; Cowboy action shooting -- pt. II. The meanings of guns. Citizen soldiers ; Cowboy lawmen ; Tough Americans ; Conclusions -- Appendix: [gun enthusiasm: questions for semistructured interview]
Control code
ocm52838709
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 224 p.
Isbn
9780195150513
Lccn
2003017928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52838709
  • (OCoLC)52838709

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