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Shooters : myths and realities of America's gun cultures

Author: Abigail A Kohn
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"In this work, Abigail Kohn immerses herself in the world of "shooters." Emphasizing that not all owners are necessarily enthusiasts, Kohn travels directly to the heart of American gun culture. Frequenting gun shops and shooting ranges, and devoting particular attention to those whose interest in weaponry extends beyond the casual, she captures in detail how gun owners actually think and feel about their guns.  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kohn, Abigail A.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abigail A Kohn
ISBN: 9780195306446 0195306449 0195150511 9780195150513
OCLC Number: 52838709
Awards: Winner of Named Best Book by a Single Author for the Ray and Pat Browne Book Award, 2004, by the Popular Culture Association.
Description: xiv, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
pt. I. The anthropology of gun enthusiasm. Introduction: guns in America ; The world of gun enthusiasm ; Cowboy action shooting --
pt. II. The meanings of guns. Citizen soldiers ; Cowboy lawmen ; Tough Americans ; Conclusions --
Appendix: [gun enthusiasm: questions for semistructured interview].
Responsibility: by Abigail A. Kohn.
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Details how gun owners actually think and feel about their guns. This work includes conversations with cowboy action shooters at a regional match, sport shooters, hunters, and shooters of all ages  Read more...


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