Language of the Gun : Youth, Crime, and Public Policy
By: Harcourt, Bernard E.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (294 p.).ISBN: 9780226316079.Subject(s): Catalina Mountain School | Catalina Mountain School | Firearms - Social aspects | Firearms -- Social aspects | Firearms and crime | Firearms and crime | Firearms ownership - United States | Firearms ownership -- United States | Gun control - United States | Gun control -- United States | Juvenile delinquents - Arizona - Tucson - Attitudes | Juvenile delinquents -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Attitudes | Social sciences - Philosophy | Social sciences -- Philosophy | Youth and violence | Youth and violenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Language of the Gun : Youth, Crime, and Public PolicyDDC classification: 303.6/0835 | 303.60835 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Preface; Part One: A Semiotic of the Gun; 1. Catalina Mountain School, Tucson, Arizona; 2. A Road Map of the Catalina Interviews; 3. Symbolic Dimensions and Primary Meanings; 4. Three Clusters of Primary Meanings; 5. Placing the Clusters in Practice Contexts; 6. The Sensual, Moral, and Political Dimensions of Guns; Part Two: Exploring Methodological Sensibilities; 7. Sartre and the Phenomenological Gaze; 8. Lévi-Strauss and the Structural Map; 9. Bourdieu and Practice Theory; 10. Butler and the Performative; 11. Embracing the Paradigm of Dirty Hands
Part Three: Mapping Law and Public Policy12. A Genealogy of the Youth Gun Field; 13. The Landscape of Law and Public Policy; 14. Leaps of Faith in Levitt and Bourgois; 15. Making Ethical Choices in Law and Public Policy; Acknowledgments; Appendix: Treatment of Juvenile Records in State Sentencing; Notes; References; Index
Legal and public policies concerning youth gun violence tend to rely heavily on crime reports, survey data, and statistical methods. Rarely is attention given to the young voices belonging to those who carry high-powered semiautomatic handguns. In Language of the Gun, Bernard E. Harcourt recounts in-depth interviews with youths detained at an all-malecorrectional facility, exploring how they talk about guns and what meanings they ascribe to them in a broader attempt to understand some of the assumptions implicit in current handgun policies. In the process, Harcourt redraws the rela
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