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The important relationship between socioeconomic decline, masculinity, and guns

Carlson, Jennifer (2015) The important relationship between socioeconomic decline, masculinity, and guns. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (01 Jul 2015). Website.

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Recent events have reopened the debate over the role of guns in U.S. society, at a time when many states are expanding gun laws through open and concealed carry measures. How can we account for the popularity of guns in America, especially among men? Jennifer Carlson investigated this question by interviewing, and spending time with, gun-owning men in Michigan. She found that for these men, protecting their family and community was an important part of their gun ownership, a role which is has become even more important in light of their decline as breadwinners in a difficult economic climate.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 09:11
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:49

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