Gun Show Nation Gun Culture and American Democracy

ISBN-10: 1595582045

ISBN-13: 9781595582041

Edition: 2007

Authors: Joan Burbick

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A stunning exposô of the roots of American gun culture. On progressive websites and in newspaper columnsGun Show Nationhas become part of a lively debate on guns and democracy in America. "Burbick gets it," Buzzflash says, "she cuts through to the heart of the psychology of guns."Cultural historian, critic, and gun owner Joan Burbick examines the lethal politics of gun ownership, answering that perennial question about America culture: Why are Americans so obsessed with guns? Looking at the nation from the floor of a gun show, Burbick uncovers a powerful conservative ideology that attempts to place gun ownership at the center of our democracy. "Careful in her conclusions, lively in her writing" (Booklist), her analysis takes us from the history of the NRA, through the gun lobby's engagement with domestic politics that reached its high-water mark during the Reagan era, to the movement's contemporary hostility to the United Nations. The most thorough account yet of the beliefs that millions of ordinary Americans hold about guns,Gun Show Nationdelves into the political machinations that have shaped the gun debate in America and draws fascinating conclusions about gun culture and national identity.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 11/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

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