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Language of the gun : youth, crime, and public policy

Author: Bernard E Harcourt
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author recounts interviews with youths in an all-male correctional facility, exploring how they talk about guns and what meanings they ascribe to them in an attempt to understand some of the assumptions implicit in current handgun policies. He redraws the relationships among empirical research, law, and public policy.
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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harcourt, Bernard E.
Language of the gun.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005016383
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard E Harcourt
OCLC Number: 748917693
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 8 août 2011).
TRAITEMENT SOMMAIRE.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Catalina Mountain School, Tucson, Arizona --
A road map of the Catalina interviews --
Symbolic dimensions and primary meanings --
Three clusters of primary meanings --
Placing the clusters in practice contexts --
The sensual, moral, and political dimensions of guns --
Sartre and the phenomenological gaze --
Lévi-Strauss and the structural map --
Bourdieu and practice theory --
Butler and the performative --
Embracing the paradigm of dirty hands --
A genealogy of the youth gun field --
The landscape of law and public policy --
Leaps of faith in Levitt and Bourgois --
Making ethical choices in law and public policy.
Responsibility: Bernard E. Harcourt.

Abstract:

The author recounts interviews with youths in an all-male correctional facility, exploring how they talk about guns and what meanings they ascribe to them in an attempt to understand some of the assumptions implicit in current handgun policies. He redraws the relationships among empirical research, law, and public policy.

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