The Resource The fetishization of firearms in African-American folklore and culture, by Raymond Melton Javon Su8mmerville

The fetishization of firearms in African-American folklore and culture, by Raymond Melton Javon Su8mmerville

Label
The fetishization of firearms in African-American folklore and culture
Title
The fetishization of firearms in African-American folklore and culture
Statement of responsibility
by Raymond Melton Javon Su8mmerville
Title variation
Fetishization of firearms in African American folklore and culture
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Contributor
Author
Thesis advisor
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Language
eng
Summary
The following work analyzes the fetishization of firearms across a number of different mediums including, the corporeal world, African-American folklore, film, and music. The overarching theme is that firearms are sometimes fetishized, meaning that they are sometimes used as ways of negotiating various aspects of identity. It examines a number of ways that guns are used across the aforementioned mediums that fall outside of their utilitarian uses. The majority of the evidence suggest that a significant amount of symbolic power is attached to guns regardless of the medium. Guns are used to signify different aspects of identity (i.e. gender, sex, and ethnicity) and they are also used to negotiate interpersonal relationships. Furthermore, the fetishization of firearms in the physical world mirrors ways that guns are fetishized in other representational realms such as music, folklore, and film. The representational magnitude of guns indicate that they are often fetishized for real purposes including to navigate violent and often unpredictable environments
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Summerville, Raymond Melton Javon
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2016.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Prahlad, Anand
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fetishism
  • Firearms
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
The fetishization of firearms in African-American folklore and culture, by Raymond Melton Javon Su8mmerville
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title page has the author's last name incorrectly spelled
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Anand Prahlad
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-229)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
993009905
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 2 unnumbered pages, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993009905
Label
The fetishization of firearms in African-American folklore and culture, by Raymond Melton Javon Su8mmerville
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title page has the author's last name incorrectly spelled
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Anand Prahlad
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-229)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
993009905
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 2 unnumbered pages, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993009905

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