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Published: 01 May 2015

248 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199347551

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The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

Jennifer Carlson

  • An insightful and evenhanded ethnography of how everyday gun carriers hold great power in our political system
  • Argues that gun carrying is viewed as a form of engaged citizenship and details the different motives and views of men, women, and people of color who carry guns
  • Reveals how the NRA's firearm training courses contribute to the Association's broader political agenda
  • Draws on the author's own experiences participating in firearms training classes, attending pro-gun events, and carrying a concealed weapon
  • The first book to examine the carrying of concealed weapons as an everyday practice