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Gymslips, Gender & Gentry
The History of School Uniform in Britain

By Kate Stephenson

Gymslips, Gender & Gentry
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Hardback, 300 pages £75.00
Published: 2020
ISBN: 9781905816538
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Subjects: British History

What’s a djibbah, how long has the old school tie been around and do yellow petticoats really repel vermin? How have social and educational changes affected the appearance of schoolchildren? This book will provide answers to these questions and more, in an engaging foray into 500 years of British school uniform history from the charity schools of the sixteenth century through the Victorian public schools to the present day.

In this cross-disciplinary work, Kate Stephenson presents the first comprehensive academic study of school uniform development in Britain as well as offering an analysis of the social and institutional contexts in which this development occurred. The vast majority of the British public have memories of school uniform and retain strong feelings about it well into adulthood. With recent debates on school uniform and its (re)introduction into many schools, this is an area of current interest.

A fascinating social history of the school uniform which sheds light on many facets of British history from the seventeenth century to the present.

- Jon Lawrence, Professor of Modern British History, University of Exeter

Kate Stephenson is a cultural historian with diverse research interests within the fields of dress and social history. She is a Senior Editor for the Art Story and has consulted widely as a freelancer on education in heritage.



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 300 pages
ISBN:
 9781905816538
Format:
 234mm x 156mm

Binding:
 EPUB , 300 pages
ISBN:
 9781905816545

Binding:
 PDF , 300 pages
ISBN:
 9781905816552

BIC Code:
 AC, AKTH, JNB
BISAC Code:
  DES005000, EDU016000
Imprint:
 University of Exeter Press


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