Of Uniform Appearance: a symbol of school discipline and governmentality

Daphne Meadmore*, Colin Symes

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The very garments that in some places are given them (children), and their maintenance in all of them by charity, are the constant badges and proofs of their dependence and poverty; and should therefore teach them humility and their parents thankfulness. (Samuel Harmar, 1642, cited in Pinchebeck & Hewitt, 1969) 1 The research for this paper was conducted with the assistance of a QUT Meritorious Grant. This enabled us to employ Nicole Matthews whose impeccable research skills made possible the recovery from the more inaccessible lanes of the information highway out-of-the-way clues to the nature of uniform practice in the past. We are grateful to the referees for their useful suggestions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-225
Number of pages17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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