MUSE in Focus:
Addressing Gun Violence

Gun violence remains a pervasive public health crisis in the United States. As the country grows all too familiar with the cycle of violence, mourning, and inaction that takes place after any mass shooting, evidence-based research from experts and scholars is essential for any meaningful policy solutions to take place. In this spirit, and in collaboration with our publishers, we have compiled a list of select content on Project MUSE that addresses the complex challenge of gun violence.
“MUSE in Focus: Addressing Gun Violence” is a selection of recent scholarship from Project MUSE publishers on gun violence, its effect throughout the culture, and its possible solutions. Our hope is that bringing these pieces together will help to inform the policymakers responsible for solving this crisis, as well as to educate researchers and other concerned citizens who seek evidence-based work on this topic.
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BOOKS
Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis
Edited by Daniel W. Webster and Jon S. Vernick. Foreword by Michael R. Bloomberg
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013
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Updated Evidence and Policy Developments on Reducing Gun Violence in America
Edited by Daniel W. Webster and Jon S. Vernick
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014
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Private Guns, Public Health, New Ed.
by David Hemenway
University of Michigan Press, 2017
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Guns in Law
Edited by Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey
University of Massachusetts Press, 2019
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Good Guys With Guns: The Appeals and Consequences of Concealed Carry
by Angela Stroud
University of North Carolina Press, 2016
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The Second Amendment on Trial: Critical Essays on District of Columbia v. Heller
Edited by Saul A. Cornell and Nathan Kozuskanich
University of Massachusetts Press, 2013
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After Gun Violence: Deliberation and Memory in an Age of Political Gridlock
by Craig Rood
Penn State University Press, 2019
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ISSUES
The Underground Gun Market: Implications for Regulation and Enforcement
Issue Editors: Philip J. Cook, Harold A. Pollack
RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences
Volume 3, Number 5, October 2017
Russell Sage Foundation
Fingers on Our Pulse: Engaging Orlando’s Aftermath and Futurity
QED: A journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking
Volume 3, Number 3, Fall 2016
Michigan State University Press
ARTICLES
“From the Editorial Board: On Arming K-12 Teachers”
by Lana M. Minshew
The High School Journal
Volume 101, Number 3, Spring 2018
University of North Carolina Press
“Rhetorical Studies and the Gun Debate: A Public Policy Perspective”
by J. Michael Hogan and Craig Rood
Rhetoric & Public Affairs
Volume 18, Number 2, Summer 2015
Michigan State University Press
“The Case for Moderate Gun Control”
by David DeGrazia
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
Volume 24, Number 1, March 2014
Johns Hopkins University Press
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“Reading with Guns: Institutions of Interpretation and District of Columbia v. Heller”
by John Frow
New Literary History
Volume 47, Number 1, Winter 2016
Johns Hopkins University Press
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“Facing Moloch: Barack Obama’s National Eulogies and Gun Violence”
by David A. Frank
Rhetoric & Public Affairs
Volume 17, Number 4, Winter 2014
Michigan State University Press
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“The Second Amendment as Demanding Subject: Figuring the Marginalized Subject in Demands for an Unbridled Second Amendment”
by Laura J. Collins
Rhetoric & Public Affairs
Volume 17, Number 4, Winter 2014
Michigan State University Press
“Look to the Crisis Actors”
by Meredith Conti
Theatre Journal
Volume 70, Number 4, December 2018
Johns Hopkins University Press
“Gun Control in America: An Autopsy Report”
by Charles W. Collier
Dissent
Volume 60, Number 3, Summer 2013
University of Pennsylvania Press
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