Gun Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics, Policy, and Practice (Paperback)

Gun Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics, Policy, and Practice By Jennifer Carlson (Editor), Kristin Goss (Editor), Harel Shapira (Editor) Cover Image

Gun Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics, Policy, and Practice (Paperback)

By Jennifer Carlson (Editor), Kristin Goss (Editor), Harel Shapira (Editor)

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As cultural, social, political, and historical objects, guns are rich with complex and contested significance. What guns mean, why they matter, and what policies should be undertaken to regulate guns remain issues of vigorous scholarly and public debate.



Gun Studies offers fresh research and original perspectives on the contentious issue of firearms in public life. Comprising global, interdisciplinary contributions, this insightful volume examines difficult and timely questions through the lens of:







Social practice

Marketing and commerce

Critical theory

Political conflict

Public policy

Criminology



Questions explored include the evolution of American gun culture from recreation to self-protection; the changing dynamics of the pro-gun and pro-regulation movements; the deeply personal role of guns as sources of both injury and security; and the relationship between gun-wielding individuals, the state, and social order in the United States and abroad. In addition to introducing new research, Gun Studies presents reflections by senior scholars on what has been learned over the decades and how gun-related research has influenced public policy and everyday conversations.



Offering provocative and often intimate perspectives on how guns influence individuals, social structures, and the state in both dramatic and nuanced ways, Gun Studies will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as sociology, political science, legal history, criminology, criminal justice, social policy, armaments industries, and violent crime. It will also appeal to policy makers and all others interested in and concerned about the use of guns.



Jennifer Carlson is an assistant professor at the School of Sociology and School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, USA.Kristin A. Goss is an associate professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, USA.Harel Shapira is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367582708
ISBN-10: 0367582708
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 30th, 2020
Pages: 348
Language: English