Temporarily Out of Stock Online
From nineteenth-century broad arrows and black and white stripes to twenty first-century orange jumpsuits, prison clothing has both mirrored and bolstered the power of penal institutions over prisoners’ lives. Vividly illustrated and based on original research, including throughout the voices of the incarcerated, this book is a pioneering history and investigation of prison dress, which demystifies the experience of what it is like to be an imprisoned criminal. Juliet Ash takes the reader on a journey from the production of prison clothing to the bodies of its wearers. She uncovers a history characterized by waves of reform, sandwiched between regimes that use clothing as punishment and discovers how inmates use their dress to surmount, subvert or survive these punishment cultures. She reveals the hoods, the masks, and pink boxer shorts, near nakedness, even twenty first-century "civvies" to be not just other types of uniform but political embodiments of the surveillance of everyday life.
|Publisher:||I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Juliet Ash is Tutor in Dress/Textiles Design History at the Royal College of Art. She is co-editor with Elizabeth Wilson of Chic Thrills: A Fashion Reader and is a reviewer for The Journal of Fashion Theory and Feminist Review.
Table of Contents
* Introduction: Unravelling Prison Clothing
• From Near Naked to Uniforms, pre 1800s to 1830s
• Uniforms: Stripes, Broad Arrows and Aprons, 1830s to 1900
• Seams of Change: the Abolition of Uniforms, 1900s To 1930s
• Inside Out: From Extremes to Reform, Resistance and Back, 1930s to 1990s
• Consumption as Redemption?: Britain, 1950s to 1990s
• Contemporary Prison Clothing: Inside Turns Out
• The View From Outside/ Visions Behind the Bars