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Uniform: Clothing and Discipline in the Modern World

Editat de Professor Jane Tynan, Professor Lisa Godson
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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 08 Aug 2019
Uniform: Clothing and Discipline in the Modern World examines the role uniform plays in public life and private experience. This volume explores the social, political, economic, and cultural significance of various kinds of uniforms to consider how they embody gender, class, sexuality, race, nationality, and belief. From the pageantry of uniformed citizens to the rationalizing of time and labour, this category of dress has enabled distinct forms of social organization, sometimes repressive, sometimes utopian. With thematic sections on the social meaning of uniform in the military, in institutions, and political movements, its use in fashion, in the workplace, and at leisure, a series of case studies consider what sartorial uniformity means to the history of the body and society.Ranging from English public school uniform to sacred dress in the Vatican, from Australian airline uniforms to the garb worn by soldiers in combat, Uniform draws attention to a visual and material practice with the power to regulate or disrupt civil society. Bringing together original research from emerging and established academics, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, design, art, popular culture, anthropology, cultural history, and sociology, as well as anyone interested in what constitutes a "modern" appearance.
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ISBN-13: 9781350045552
ISBN-10: 1350045551
Pagini: 320
Ilustrații: 32 bw illus
Dimensiuni: 156 x 234 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.81 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Explores uniform through a series of thematic sections on the military, fashion, work, leisure, and political movements.

Notă biografică

Jane Tynan is Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies for the Fashion Programme at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK.Lisa Godson is Programme Leader of the MA in Design History and Material Culture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland.


List of IllustrationsNotes on ContributorsAcknowledgments 1 Understanding Uniform: An Introduction - Jane Tynan and Lisa GodsonPart One: Uniforming Political Movements2 The Public Order Act: Defining Political Uniform in 1930s Britain - Annebella Pollen3 Revolutionary Culture, Girl Power, and the Red Guard Uniform During the Chinese Cultural Revolution - Li LiPart Two: Uniforming Institutions4 Uniform Adoption in English Public Schools, 1830-1930 - Kate Stephenson5 Dissolving Vatican Uniform Hegemony: The Marist Road to Dress Freedom - William J. F. KeenanPart Three: Uniforming Leisure6 Fashionably Rational: The Evolution of Uniformed Leisure in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain - Geraldine Biddle-Perry7 Uniformity in Fashion Practices During the Modernization Period in Turkey - F. Dilek HimamPart Four: Uniforming Workers8 Uniforming the Corporate Body in the City of London - Samira Guerra9 A Cast of Thousands: Martin Grant and the New Qantas Uniform - Prudence BlackPart Five: Uniforming Fashion10 Overalls: Functional, Political, Fashionable - Djurdja Bartlett 11 Utility Chic: Where Fashion and Uniform Meet - Jane TynanPart Six: Uniforming the Military12 Military Uniform and Lethal Targeting in International Law on Armed Conflict - Amin Parsa13 Military Uniforms and Women in the Ulster Defence Regiment - Stephen HerronConclusionNotesSelect BibliographyIndex


What does it mean to wear a uniform? How does uniformity transform bodies? These are just two of the questions addressed in this book. The answers are revealing, complex, and utterly compelling. A "must read" for anyone curious about the power of clothes in the modern world.
Rigorous, theoretically rich, transnational and transhistorical in scope, this book brings exciting new perspectives to the study of dress, institutions and disciplinary power.
Innovative and fascinating . a much needed approach to uniform as embedded social practice.
[A]n invaluable resource for students of fashion, clothing, dress history and cultural studies.