Title

Shooters : culture and consumption in Australian gun clubs

Date of Award

1-1-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

School

School of Management

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Abstract

This thesis explores cultural aspects of consumer behaviour in Australian target shooting clubs. It is the culmination of nine years of ethnographic research commencing in 1999 and finishing in 2008. Initially one gun club, The Pine Valley Pistol Club was chosen for the indepth study; however as the result of an iterative methodological process three more clubs of different types and disciplines were included. This occurred after realising the closeted nature of this shy and restrictive enclave manifests in subtle sub-cultural differences between clubs and disciplines.

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