The Resource Arms : the culture and credo of the gun, A.J. Somerset

Arms : the culture and credo of the gun, A.J. Somerset

Label
Arms : the culture and credo of the gun
Title
Arms
Title remainder
the culture and credo of the gun
Statement of responsibility
A.J. Somerset
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After a fifteen-year hiatus from the world of guns, journalist, sports shooter, and former soldier A.J. Somerset no longer fit in with other firearm enthusiasts. Theirs was a culture much different than the one he remembered: a culture more radical, less tolerant, and more immovable in its beliefs, 'as if [each] gun had come with a free, bonus ideological Family Pack [of political tenets], a ready-made identity.' To find the origins of this surprising shift, Somerset began mapping the cultural history of guns and gun ownership in North America. Arms: The Culture and Credo of Gun is the brilliant result. How were firearms transformed from tools used by pioneers into symbols of modern manhood? Why did the NRA's focus shift from encouraging responsible gun use to lobbying against gun-safety laws? What is the relationship between gun ownership and racism in America? How have the film, television, and video game industries molded our perception of gun violence? When did the fear of gun seizures arise, and how has it been used to benefit arms manufacturers, lobbyists, and the far-right? Few ideas divide communities as much as those involving firearms, and fewer authors are able to tackle the subject with the same authority, humor, and intelligence. Written from the unique perspective of a gun lover who's disgusted with what gun culture has become, Arms is destined to be one of the most talked-about books of the year."--From back cover
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Somerset, A. J.
Dewey number
683.400973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8059
LC item number
.S6247 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Firearms ownership
  • Firearms ownership
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Firearms ownership
  • Firearms
  • Canada
  • United States
Label
Arms : the culture and credo of the gun, A.J. Somerset
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-342)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the origin of the species : how America created the gun culture -- A bestiary : being an incomplete taxonomy of gun owners -- All are punish'd : the consequences of never growing up
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 342 pages
Isbn
9781771960281
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015464050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892164008
  • 628392
  • (OCoLC)ocn892164008
  • 628392
Label
Arms : the culture and credo of the gun, A.J. Somerset
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-342)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the origin of the species : how America created the gun culture -- A bestiary : being an incomplete taxonomy of gun owners -- All are punish'd : the consequences of never growing up
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 342 pages
Isbn
9781771960281
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015464050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892164008
  • 628392
  • (OCoLC)ocn892164008
  • 628392

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