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Citizen-Protectors : The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

By: Carlson, Jennifer.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (249 p.).ISBN: 9780199347568.Subject(s): Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States | Firearms -- United States | Firearms ownership -- United States | Gun control -- United States | National Rifle Association of America | Public opinion -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Citizen-Protectors : The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of DeclineDDC classification: 363.330973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Citizen- Protectors • The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. American Dreams, American Nightmares""; ""2. Criminal Insecurities""; ""3. NRA Training and the Everyday Politics of Gun Carry""; ""4. The Right to Self-Defense, the Duty to Protect""; ""5. Policing Guns, Profiling People""; ""6. Jumping the Gun""; ""Conclusion: We Hope for Better Things; It Shall Rise from the Ashes""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
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""Cover""; ""Citizen- Protectors • The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. American Dreams, American Nightmares""; ""2. Criminal Insecurities""; ""3. NRA Training and the Everyday Politics of Gun Carry""; ""4. The Right to Self-Defense, the Duty to Protect""; ""5. Policing Guns, Profiling People""; ""6. Jumping the Gun""; ""Conclusion: We Hope for Better Things; It Shall Rise from the Ashes""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""

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CHOICE Review

Sociologist Carlson (Univ. of Toronto) has transformed her Berkeley dissertation into a timely, well-written, jargon-free, nuanced book on why millions of Americans carry guns and view themselves as models of good citizenship. To develop her analysis from the bottom up, she became a participant observer of concealed (at times open) gun carriers in the Detroit and Flint, MI, areas, going so far as to undergo a National Rifle Association training program, obtain a gun license, and carry a gun. Postindustrial socioeconomic decline, especially in the areas Carlson studied, has resulted in stresses on state and local budgets and a reduction in Michigan's ability to provide adequate protection. As a result, "citizen-protectors" and "stand your ground" laws have developed, referring to a citizen's right to self-defense and the duty to protect one's family and community. Carlson includes the impact of gender and race in her analysis and points out that citizen-protectors may misinterpret situations and the actions of others. As a result, they "jump the gun" and violate the law. Gun supporters and gun opponents will be challenged by this sophisticated work. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers and undergraduate sociology and criminology students. --Mark Oromaner, formerly, Hundson County Community College

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Jennifer Carlson is Assistant Professor, School of Sociology and School of Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her work examines gun politics, policing and public law enforcement, the politics of race and gender, and violence.

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