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British Army Uniform and the First World War

Men in Khaki

Authors: Tynan, J.

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About this book

Jane Tynan offers new perspectives on the cultural history of the First World War by examining the clothing worn by British combatants on the western front. Khaki emerges as a significant part of war experience, which embodied gender, social class and ethnicity, impacted the tailoring trade and became a touchstone for pacifist resistance.

About the authors

Jane Tynan is a Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London. She has published on aspects of art, design, fashion and the body.

Reviews

'Tynan provides an excellent overview of British army uniform that is of particular interest during this time of First World War commemorations. With practical explanations as to the significance of military uniforms on the battlefield and on the home front, Men in Khaki is required reading if one is to fully understand the increasingly complex nature of war.' - Jennifer Daley, King's College, London, UK in The Journal of Military History

'This well-researched interdisciplinary study assesses the ways in which clothing shapes the gendered bodies and identities of a nation in wartime. Tynan shows how the visual cultures of photographs, tailoring manuals and advertising captured the way uniforms embody and subvert the impact of military life through her readable deployment of theoretical models and archives. In this book, khaki illuminates rather than camouflages memories of 1914.' - Times Higher Education

'Jane Tynan's book is an excellent example of the way that dress history can take its place with other cultural studies of the war... We should be very grateful to her.' - Costume

'The interdisciplinary use of design history, cultural studies, social history and fashion history and theory all feed in to giving multiple perspectives on how and why khaki was used by the army as a cypher for nationalism and a preferred and very specific masculinity.' - Textile History


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Khaki and the First World War

    Tynan, Jane

    Pages 1-24

  • The Kitchener Image and First World War Recruitment

    Tynan, Jane

    Pages 27-54

  • Fashioning the Civilian Soldier

    Tynan, Jane

    Pages 55-86

  • ‘Quakers in Khaki’: Conscientious Objectors’ Resistance to Uniform

    Tynan, Jane

    Pages 87-101

  • ‘Improvised Officers’: Khaki and Social Class

    Tynan, Jane

    Pages 105-129

Buy this book

Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-30157-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-33717-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Army Uniform and the First World War
Book Subtitle
Men in Khaki
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30157-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33717-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 214
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