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Attitudes towards guns reflect social and cultural values; appropriate management of gun use requires social and political action. This course will examine the history, culture, and politics of gun ownership and use in New York City and the United States, bringing in international comparative cases. The aim of the course is to generate new perspectives on contemporary “gun culture” and novel policy recommendations for the management of guns in our community. With an ethnographic focus on New York City—but placed in national and international comparative perspectives—this course will introduce students to advanced methods in ethnographic research, including study design, data collection, and analysis. Students will integrate their original research with secondary literature—scholarly materials as well as policy papers and reports from the “gray” literature—to develop a robust understanding of gun issues in the Bronx in particular, and in New York City, the U.S., and in international comparative contexts.