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Title Open fire : understanding global gun cultures / edited by Charles Fruehling Springwood
Edition English edition
Published Oxford, UK ; New York : Berg, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (x, 227 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents The social life of guns: an introduction / Charles Fruehling Springwood -- Gunscapes : toward a global geography of the firearm / Charles Fruehling Springwood -- Gun politics : reflections on Brazil's failed gun ban referendum in the Rio de Janeiro context / Donna Goldstein -- Of guns, children, and the maelstrom : determining purposive actions in Israeli-perpetrated firearm deaths of Palestinian children and minors / Frank M. Afflitto -- Silent but still deadly : guns and the peace process in Northern Ireland / Jeffrey A. Sluka -- Warriors and guns : the anthropology of cattle rustling in northeastern Africa / Nene Mburu -- Arming desire : the sexual force of guns in the United States / C. Richard King -- Drawing a virtual gun / Katherine Gregory -- "Gun rights are civil rights" : racism and the right to keep and bear arms in the United States / Christy Allen -- "Man to man" : power and male relationships in the gunplay film / Robert Arjet -- Aiming for manhood : the transformation of guns into objects of American masculinity / Amy Ann Cox -- "I shot the sheriff" : gun talk in Jamaican popular music / Carolyn Cooper -- Playing at hate : war games, the Aryan World Congress, and the American psyche / Robert Rinehart -- The celebration of violence : a live-fire demonstration carried out by Japan's contemporary military / Eyal Ben-Ari and Sabine Frühstück
Summary Guns are everywhere: three quarters of a billion guns - from pistols to machine guns - exist in the world today. And guns are everything: a hard-won symbol of individual freedom, an index of crime and disorder, a whole industry legitimately contributing to an economy, a popular piece of sports equipment, and an object of desire, endlessly duplicated by toys, video games and films. Open Fire presents a broad analysis of the social, cultural and political significance of firearms and the worlds they create. Illustrated with a wide range of case material - from North and South America, Europe, As
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Firearms in popular culture -- Cross-cultural studies.
Firearms ownership.
Firearms -- Social aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Gun control.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Springwood, Charles Fruehling.
ISBN 1847883273 (electronic bk.)
9781847883278 (electronic bk.)