Antagonisms and the Discursive Sedimentation of American Gun Culture

  title={Antagonisms and the Discursive Sedimentation of American Gun Culture},
  author={Alexei Anisin},
  journal={Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies},
  pages={133 - 139}
  • A. Anisin
  • Published 1 April 2017
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies
This article offers a new critical viewpoint of American gun culture through the use of political discourse theory. I argue that the historical evolvement and position of guns in the United States has coincided alongside a process of discursive sedimentation. The latter has fostered a contradictory antagonistic relationship which hitherto, has not been properly accounted for by scholars and activists. Specifically, this antagonism is indicative of a binary relationship that exists between a… 

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