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Ecclesiastical Dress

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The term “ecclesiastical” derives from the Greek ekklesiastikos, from ekklesia, an assembly or meeting called out, which in turn derives from ekkalein, to call forth or convoke, ek, out, and kalein, to call. This assembly often referred...

The Frontier Experience and the Military Uniform

Thomas S. Abler

Thomas Abler, University of Waterloo Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hinterland Warriors and Military Dress : European Empires and Exotic Uniforms

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...The camp was now a very lively scene, and contained a strange mixture of uniforms and faces, which showed the motley nature of the force which had been scraped together in this desperate crisis of the Empire. Imperial Armies and Hinterland...

Uniforms at Work

Jennifer Craik

Jennifer Craik is Professor and Head of Fashion at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to the study of fashion and dress. She has also researched aspects of cultural studies, cultural policy, and arts funding. Her publications include: The Face of Fashion (Routledge, 1993), Uniforms Exposed: From Conformity to Transgression (Berg Publishers, 2005), and Fashion: The Key Concepts (Berg Publishers, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Uniforms Exposed : From Conformity to Transgression

Berg, 2005

Book chapter

...Uniforms at Work This chapter examines the development of uniforms for work in contemporary culture. The adoption of uniforms for work to designate particular occupations is not new. The adoption of specialist clothes to identify particular...

The Fashioned World of Andrea Zittel

Fashion in Fiction : Text and Clothing in Literature, Film, and Television

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...Since the middle of the last century artists have expanded the boundaries of art practice as they have been confronted by and ultimately engaged with increasingly pluralistic environments. Art practice is no longer bounded in traditional...

Camouflage Cloth

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Camouflage cloth was developed during the twentieth century to make military personnel less visible to enemy forces. The word “camouflage” (from a French expression meaning “puffing smoke”) refers to a process of evading visual detection...

Military Style

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...“Uniforms are the sportswear of the twentieth century,” Diana Vreeland said once. Strolling through the streets of any cities in the world, one may add that military dress will be an important part of the twentieth-first-century look...

Sports Uniforms to Sportswear

Jennifer Craik

Jennifer Craik is Professor and Head of Fashion at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to the study of fashion and dress. She has also researched aspects of cultural studies, cultural policy, and arts funding. Her publications include: The Face of Fashion (Routledge, 1993), Uniforms Exposed: From Conformity to Transgression (Berg Publishers, 2005), and Fashion: The Key Concepts (Berg Publishers, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Uniforms Exposed : From Conformity to Transgression

Berg, 2005

Book chapter

...Sporting Bodies and Disciplined Selves This chapter explores how customized clothing or uniforms developed for sport and subsequently became a correlate of wider developments in the history of everyday dress. Above all, sports uniforms have...

Uniforms, Body Techniques and Culture

Jennifer Craik

Jennifer Craik is Professor and Head of Fashion at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to the study of fashion and dress. She has also researched aspects of cultural studies, cultural policy, and arts funding. Her publications include: The Face of Fashion (Routledge, 1993), Uniforms Exposed: From Conformity to Transgression (Berg Publishers, 2005), and Fashion: The Key Concepts (Berg Publishers, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Uniforms Exposed : From Conformity to Transgression

Berg, 2005

Book chapter

...Why Do Uniforms Intrigue Us? This book speculates on the pervasive motif or theme of uniforms in clothing and fashion more generally. To approach the topic I ask a series of questions. Why do uniforms hold such a fascination in modern...

The Military Uniform: General Principles of Its Evolution

Thomas S. Abler

Thomas Abler, University of Waterloo Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hinterland Warriors and Military Dress : European Empires and Exotic Uniforms

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...The ‘Military Revolution’ and the Origins of the Military Uniform In this chapter several aspects of the literature on the history of military uniforms will be considered. It not the intention to present a general history of the military...

Hard(core) Images: Orlan’s Carnal Art, the Monstrous-Feminine, and Spectatorship

Kate Ince

Kate Ince, Lecturer in French Studies, University of Birmingham Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Orlan : Millennial Female

Berg Publishers, 2000

Book chapter

...How Do I Look? The acclaimed transsexual and cultural theorist Sandy Stone makes the following comment on the relationship between performer and audience established by Orlan’s surgical project ‘The Reincarnation of Saint Orlan’: ‘It’s...