Posts Tagged gun culture 2.0

Assessing Risk

From Gun Curious:

I have been writing quite a bit lately about negative outcomes with firearms for my book on American gun culture. As I’ve stated repeatedly state on this blog and in various publications over the years, unlike most scholars studying guns, my starting point is not the deviance of guns but their normality.

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David Yamane’s Chapter To “Understanding America’s Gun Culture 2nd Ed”

From David Yamane’s Blog:

Understanding America’s Gun Culture is part of a renaissance of interest in the academic study of guns over the past decade. In addition to individual books and articles, this volume sits alongside several other recent edited volumes (Carlson et al. 2019; Obert et al. 2019) and special issues of journals (Metz! as editor for Palgrave Communications in 2019; Steidley and Yamane as editors for Sociological Perspectives and Dowd-Arrow, Burdette, and Hill as editors for Sociological Inquiry, both forthcoming in 2021). All of these works contribute something to our understanding of American gun culture, to be sure. At the same time, they share in common some of the limitations that I have previously identified (Yamane 2017) and that others have highlighted for decades (O’Connor and Lizotte 1978; Wright 1995). Specifically, there is an excessive focus on gun culture as deviant and connected to violent
criminal behavior.

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David Yamane Talks To Brady Org About Gun Culture 2.0

From Red, Blue and Brady podcast:

Gun ownership in the US has changed, and with it, how that ownership is viewed and studied. One person studying those changes — and a participant in them — is sociologist and gun owner Dr. David Yamane. Dr. Yamane, author of the book Concealed Carry Revolution: Expanding the Right to Bear Arms in America and the blogs Gun Culture 2.0 and Gun Curious, joined hosts Kelly and JJ to discuss what he (and Michael Bane) call Gun Culture 2.0 — namely, the emerging trend where individuals don’t enter gun culture through hunting, military service, or family tradition, but out of personal defense concerns.

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