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Reading Guide Carlson, Jennifer. “Mourning Mayberry: Guns, Masculinity, and Socioeconomic Decline.” 1. Briefly, but precisely, define the terms “Mayberry,” “breadwinner masculinity,” “precarity,” and “masculine protectionism.” This breadwinner masculinity is used to describe how men define their worth by their ability to be the sole financial provider. The term “precarity” is used to refer to a condition of social insecurity and instability. The opposite of this is called “precariousness,” which is used to describe the ontological vulnerability of human life. Also, this is the term used masculine protectionism which talks about the role of men in society and how they are

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