This Section additionally recommends that future studies on school shootings must analyze how political and economic aspects reinforce masculinity in order to complement the sociological interpretation on school shootings.
Otherwise, they would betray their classmates and would face the consequence of social exclusion by taking these acts. It means that guns are fundamental instrument for the reaffirmation of masculinity.
It is relevant to mention that the common feature in all papers is that they only take into consideration well-documented cases in order to derive consistent conclusions.
Therefore, school shootings are a part of the dynamic of internalization and the social reproduction of masculinity. He needs to demonstrate to this entity that he is a male who is able to appropriately exteriorize masculine symbols.
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Columbine Shooting On April 20, two young men from the city of Littleton, Colorado went on rampage causing a massacre. When a school shooter commits his violent action aimed against his school, he actually is attacking the entity that socially embodies masculinity and systematically eroded his masculinity as a male De Venanzi,