Gun Culture and Masculinity in an Age of Decline with Jennifer Carlson

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How does gun culture get built from the ground up? What are the everyday politics of guns? Sociologist Jennifer Carlson does ethnographic fieldwork that provides answers to these questions, showing how men see guns as a way to be a protector in a time of economic precocity and how the NRA’s massive training operation helps shape the racialized identity of “citizen protectors” defending “sheeple” against the “wolves.” Thanks to our supporters at Verso Books. Check out The Right to Have Rights by Stephanie DeGooyer, Alastair Hunt, Lida Maxwell, Samuel Moyn and Astra Taylor and Greece and the Reinvention of Politics by Alain Badiou. And support this podcast with $ at

Topics: Feminism Gun Culture US Politics
Guests: Jennifer Carlson