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The World of Gun Enthusiasm

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195150513
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199944095 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0011
The World of Gun Enthusiasm

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This chapter describes the world of gun enthusiasm and shooting sports in the Northern California area. It describes a number of people who have made guns integral to their lives and discusses the kinds of social practices that are most meaningful to shooters in relation to guns. It analyzes the ways by which gun enthusiasm as a social practice has reflected and constituted some of the main issues and concerns that face Americans in their everyday lives.

Keywords: gun enthusiasm; shooting sports; Northern California; guns; social practices; Americans

Chapter.  8816 words. 

Subjects: Sociology

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