This blog is created and maintained by Brian Anse Patrick, Ph.D., M.A., B.A. GED, Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Toledo, OH, for the purpose of discussing ongoing publications and intellectual/spiritual interests. Anti-Media are the computer mediated communication channels that are used to horizontally inform the New American Gun Culture, as opposed to the old vertical media/propaganda systems that are used to disinform the masses.
Brian Anse Patrick, Associate Professor, joined the Department of Communication at University of Toledo in 2000 and holds a Ph.D. in Communication Research from The University of Michigan. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods, group communication, propaganda and persuasion. His honors seminars on “Propaganda and Social Science” and “American Gun Policy” rank as the most popular courses in the University’s Honors Program. He is a nationally recognized expert on American Gun Culture. He believes in respectfully engaging students. He says, “My educational model is the conversation—let’s talk.”
Rise of the Anti-Media: In-Forming the American Concealed Weapon Carry Movement (Lexington Books, 2009, in press).
The National Rifle Association and the Media: The Motivating Force of Negative Coverage (Peter Lang Publishing, 2003).
Viking and Rappers: The Icelandic Sagas Hip-Hop Across 8 Mile. Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 41, 2, 2008.
Beyond Hegemony: Classical Propaganda Theory and Presidential Communication Strategy after the Invasion of Iraq. Mass Communication & Society, 10, (1) 2007. With A.T. Thrall.
Group Ethos and the Communication of Social Action. Small Group Research, 37, No. 3, 2006.
Oppression as a By-Product of Administrative Hermeneutics and Group Processes: A Case Study. Quarterly Journal of Ideology, Vol. 22, 3-4, pp. 33-62, 1999.
What Automatic Guns Can Do for Motion Pictures: Disambiguation and the Deus-Ex-Machina Finale. In M. Pomerance & J. Sakeris (Eds.), Bang Bang! Shoot Shoot! Essays on Guns in Popular Culture. New York: Random House. 1999. With K.R. Hart
2009 Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes. Kyle Cassidy, 2007. Iola, WI: Krause Publications. Journal
of Popular Culture (Vol. 42, 3). In press.
She’s Got a Gun. Nancy Floyd, 2008. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Northeast Popular Culture Association
News, Fall. In press.
Showdown in the Show-Me State: The Fight Over Conceal-and-Carry Gun Laws in Missouri. William T. Horner, 2005. Columbian: University of Missouri Press. Journal of American Culture, Vol. 32 (2).
2008 Gun Show Nation: Gun Culture and American Democracy. Joan Burbick, 2006. New York: The New Press. Journal
of Popular Culture. Vol. 41, No. 5 (August),
A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America. Saul Cornell, 2006. New
York: Oxford University Press. New England Historical Association News. In press.
Out of Range: Why the Constitution Can’t End the Battle Over Guns. Mark V. Tushnet. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. Journal of American Culture
Armed America: The Story of How and Why Guns Became as American as Apple Pie. Clayton. E. Cramer, 2006. Nashville: Nelson Current. Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 41(2) (April),
Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist. Richard A. Feldman. 2007. San Fransisco: Willey & Sons. Journal of American Culture, Vol. 31 (1).
2007 Disarmed: The Missing Movement for Gun Control in America. Kristen A. Goss. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006. Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 40, No. 5 (August).
Shooters: Myths and Realities of America’s Gun Cultures. Abigail Kohn. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 40, No. 2