Gun Violence and Public Life

Gun Violence and Public Life

by Ben Agger, Timothy W. Luke
     
 

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Schools, theaters, and malls used to be safe havens. Marathons were triumphal, not tragic. Today, public life is risky. Citizens are on edge, either calling for gun control or purchasing personal weapons of self-defense. In this timely book, prominent US and international authors examine gun violence in public life. They offer the latest data and analysis on topics

Overview

Schools, theaters, and malls used to be safe havens. Marathons were triumphal, not tragic. Today, public life is risky. Citizens are on edge, either calling for gun control or purchasing personal weapons of self-defense. In this timely book, prominent US and international authors examine gun violence in public life. They offer the latest data and analysis on topics such as comparative gun homicide rates, the efficacy of gun control, risks associated with gun ownership, concealed-carry data and policy, media and gaming violence, gender and guns, and school shootings. New insights are developed from a comparative case study of Canada, a country in which gun ownership is common but with a much lower rate of gun violence. Neither demonizing nor mythologizing guns, the contributors provide evidence-based analyses that shed light on policy directions and personal conduct.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612056630
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2014
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Ben Agger is Professor of Sociology and Humanities at the University of Texas, Arlington, and Director of the Center for Theory. Renowned as a critical theorist, his latest book is entitled Texting Toward Utopia: Kids, Writing, and Resistance (Paradigm 2013).

Timothy W. Luke is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Virginia Tech University, where he is also Program Chair, Government and International Affairs. Among his recent books is There Is a Gunman on Campus: Tragedy and Terror at Virginia Tech.

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