Rise of the Anti-Media

Rise of the Anti-Media : In-forming America's Concealed Weapon Carry Movement

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The American concealed weapon carry movement, consisting largely of political amateurs, has changed the direction of gun control policy in the United States in the last two decades, overcoming well-entrenched professional elites in the process. In Rise of the Anti-Media: In-forming America's Concealed Weapon Carry Movement, Brian Anse Patrick reports the results of his almost ten years of research on the concealed carry movement. He skillfully traces the emergence of a politically charged new American gun culture from the older traditional "hobby" gun culture. Patrick argues that the movement has succeeded because overlapping horizontal interpretive communities of new American gun culture developed their own anti-media of communication, bypassing mainstream media systems, creating a new and politically potent informational sociology that works to their benefit. Rise of the Anti-Media illuminates both how the American concealed weapon carry movement successfully reclaimed the territory of the Second Amendment as an unambiguously individual right, and how the anti-media of new American gun culture have reenergized the social action schematic underlying the First Amendment.show more

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  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 157.48 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739118862
  • 9780739118863

About Brian Anse Patrick

Brian Anse Patrick is associate professor of communication at University of Toledo.show more

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It's a simple, compelling and winning argument that Brian Anse Patrick makes in Rise of the Anti-Media...Patrick shows the true power within the grasp of ordinary Americans when they're driven by the pursuit of freedom... America's 1st Freedom Brian Anse Patrick's new book deftly explores the emerging cadre of "concealed carry license" gun owners, an active, non-traditional group including women and minorities, who are shaping politics, often through alternative media. -- Peggy Tartaro, Executive Editor, Women & Guns His focus on the communications necessary for a persuasive social movement lays bare the flaws of the anti-gun establishment, and simultaneously shines a new light on the anti-media used by gun rights activists to win surprising political victories in state after state...It belongs in every public library in America, and it makes sense to me that groups of gun rights activists get together to buy a copy to share and refer back to... There is a lot to be learned by Patrick's review. Hindsight, June 2010 [This book] belongs in every public library in America, and it makes sense to me that groups of gun rights activists get together to buy a copy to share and refer back to. There is a lot to be learned by Patrick's review of how and why gun attitudes were as they were, and how and why we got to where we are today. Media professionals could learn from it, too. Their mistakes in talking down to the public and feeding slanted news and commentary have been exposed. After all, Patrick's book is not just about the Second Amendment, but 'how the concealed carry movement succeeded through behaviors that embodied the First Amendment's social action schematic,' as envisioned by the Founding Fathers. The New Gun Week, June 2010 Gun control can be analyzed from many perspectives: law; criminology; politics; philosophy. Brian Anse Patrick's splendid new book on the movement to allow concealed carry covers all these perspectives, plus one more: he documents how 40 states adopted right to carry laws over the fervent opposition of the news media and political elites. This occurred through a brand new phenomenon- millions of people communicating and organizing over the Internet. This book is a magnificent achievement. -- Don B. Kates, author of Armed: New Perspectives on Gun Control It's a simple, compelling and winning argument that Brian Anse Patrick makes in Rise of the Anti-Media...Patrick shows the true power within the grasp of ordinary Americans when they're driven by the pursuit of freedom. America's 1st Freedomshow more

Table of contents

Introduction: The Impossible Takes Twenty Years Chapter 1: The Era of Restricted Carry Chapter 2: Energizing the New American Gun Culture Chapter 3: Diffusion of Concealed Carry Chapter 4: Horizontal Interpretive Communities in Action Chapter 5: Mass News Media and Concealed Carry Chapter 6: Women, Students and Other Gun Culture Converts Chapter 7: Under Social Construction: The Right to Bear Arms Chapter 8: Anti-Media, the Concealed Carry Movement and the Original Meaning of the First Amendment Chapter 9: Informational Politicsshow more

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