Uniforms and Nonuniforms: Communication Through Clothing

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Greenwood Press, 1986 - 248 pages
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Clothing serves as a system of signs that helps to order social interaction by identifying and locating individuals and groups within society. In the first in-depth study to analyze the communicative character of uniforms and other types of clothing, Nathan Joseph examines how clothing functions in a variety of social contexts to enforce norms, maintain institutional power, identify group membership, and express or suppress individuality.

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A Social Vocabulary
Chapter ThreeThe Social Contexts of Sartorial Signs
The Visual and Physical Framework

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