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Srpsko društvo i "kultura oružja"
Serbian Society and Gun Culture

Author(s): Vladimir Cvetković
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Sociološko udruženje Srbije i Crne Gore
Keywords: gun culture; violence; Serbian culture; attitudes toward guns; SALW;

Summary/Abstract: This paper questions whether one characteristic of Serbian society is a gun culture. The first part of the paper deals with some theoretical concerns and closer explanation of what is understood by the term gun culture. Few different approaches to the issue are analyzed. The concept used has three main components of the gun culture: system of positive beliefs; social symbols embodied by the gun; agent ‘bearers’ of gun culture. The second part of the paper presents results from Small Arms and Light Weapons survey conducted in 2004 in Serbia. The results were analysed within the theoretical framework proposed in the first part of the paper.

  • Issue Year: 48/2006
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 39-54
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English