Title

Perceptions of Gun Culture Women

Date

5-28-2015 10:45 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 11:00 AM

Location

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

Department

Sociology

Session Chair

Dean Braa

Session Title

Research and Praxis in Sociology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Maureen Dolan

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This study considers the perceptions of women within gun culture about guns. These women are unique in that they provide an inside look into what the specific perceptions of guns are among women who are involved within the gun culture. Drawing on surveys and a quantitative analysis of how these women are portrayed within certain media outlets such as live shows, movies, and television. I found that women perceive guns as a protective force that can be controlled by people, i.e., guns are tools and not toys. Women who are part of gun culture have a certain understanding about guns and perceive them differently than any other gun culture population. These accounts allow for a unique inside perspective of what it means to be a woman within gun culture.

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May 28th, 10:45 AM May 28th, 11:00 AM

Perceptions of Gun Culture Women

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

This study considers the perceptions of women within gun culture about guns. These women are unique in that they provide an inside look into what the specific perceptions of guns are among women who are involved within the gun culture. Drawing on surveys and a quantitative analysis of how these women are portrayed within certain media outlets such as live shows, movies, and television. I found that women perceive guns as a protective force that can be controlled by people, i.e., guns are tools and not toys. Women who are part of gun culture have a certain understanding about guns and perceive them differently than any other gun culture population. These accounts allow for a unique inside perspective of what it means to be a woman within gun culture.