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Fashionably Rational: The Evolution of Uniformed Leisure in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain

Geraldine Biddle-Perry

Geraldine Biddle-Perry is Lecturer, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Uniform : Clothing and Discipline in the Modern World

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...The work of Thorstein Veblen is best known for his theories of ‘emulation’ put forward in his satirical commentary on the growth of a new and powerful ‘leisure class’ in North America at the end of the nineteenth century. The foundation...