In her best shot laura browder examines the relationship between women and guns and the ways in which the figure of the armed woman has served as a lightning rod for cultural issues. The gun toting woman holds enormous symbolic significance in american culture for over two centuries women who pick up guns have disrupted the popular association of guns and masculinity spurring debates about womens capabilities for violence as well as their capacity for full citizenship in her best shot laura browder examines the relationship between women and guns and the ways in . A conversation with laura browder author of her best shot women and guns in america published october 2 2006 by the university of north carolina press 2995 hardcover isbn 0 8078 3050 x. Browder draws no connection between the symbolism of women and guns and the actual gun culture in america or women gun owners specifically browders analysis of the images and popular media framings of women shooters does not tell us anything about womens likelihood to shoot or own a gun for self defense for sport or for paid work. Her best shot women and guns in america by laura browder chapel hill university of north carolina press 2006 xii plus 287 pp 2995 cloth cultural texts including advertisements novels wartime posters and publicity photos are a barometer of a cultures hopes anxieties and frustrations
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