Gunslinging Justice

Gunslinging Justice The American Culture of Gun Violence in Westerns and the Law

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This book is a cultural history of the interplay between the Western genre and American gun rights and legal paradigms. From muskets in the hands of landed gentry opposing tyrannical government to hidden pistols kept to ward off potential attackers, the historical development of entwined legal and cultural discourses has sanctified the use of gun violence by private citizens and specified the conditions under which such violence may be legally justified. Gunslinging justice explores how the Western genre has imagined new justifications for gun violence which American law seems ever-eager to adopt.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526126160
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 363.330973
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 452g
Height: 145mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 25mm