Gunslinging Justice: The American Culture of Gun Violence in Westerns and the Law (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Justin A. Joyce is Research Director for President McBride at The New School and Managing Editor of the James Baldwin Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781526147981
ISBN-10: 152614798X
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: April 30th, 2020
Pages: 264
Language: English