HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Women & Guns: Politics and the Culture of…
Loading...

Women & Guns: Politics and the Culture of Firearms in America, Expanded…

by Deborah Homsher

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
711,138,814 (5)None

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Study of the gun debates that skewed American politics in the 1990s, interwoven with interviews of women who have very different opinions about guns, gun safety, gun self-defense.
This book is about American women in the 1990s, their experiences with guns and their responses to the ferocious public debate about guns and violence that irrevocably changed our national politics, making them more hotly partisan. The author has interviewed women from every walk of life, average citizens in a variety of situations, whose engagement with guns is recreational, peripheral, or tragic. These women include attendees at an anti-gun rally in Washington; victims of gun violence and spousal abuse; members of a shooting club; women who hunt, or who carry handguns for self-defense; women who participate in "gun games"; female militia members; inner city women, mothers of wounded young men; and a host of others. Women and Guns examines how anti-gun and pro-gun advocacy groups used statistics and stories as ammunition in their rhetorical battles, and how the phrases they popularize then influence - but do not entirely determine - women's perspectives on their own lives and the state of the nation.

"Congratulations on an excellent book! You managed to capture the subtle nuances of the pros and cons of many firearms-related issues, while presenting a thoughtful mix of facts, opinions, and personal stories of people who are deeply concerned about these complex questions. I've already recommended your book to someone who is putting together a seminar on women's self-defense for undergraduates." - Lyn Bates, vice-president AWARE (Arming Women against Rape and Endangerment)

" ... by examining the lives of real women living very different lives, and their relationships with guns, Homsher helps us all to think more clearly and perhaps to be more willing to join others of different persuasions in lifting that big gear back into place, the way democracy is meant to work: Discuss, understand, compromise, settle, and move forward." - Perspectives on Political Science

"Women and Guns is neither pro- nor anti-gun control, but a clear, balanced, methodical, insightful examination of what is happening with respect to this hot button social issue. Highly recommended for academic and community library reference collections, Women and Guns throws a spotlight of information and resources on the pressing danger and allure of guns in American society." - The Midwest Book Review ( )
  d.homsher | Mar 19, 2007 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

LibraryThing Author

Deborah Homsher is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.

profile page | author page

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (5)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
5 1

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 127,193,847 books! | Top bar: Always visible