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Reading List

Bates, Christina. A Cultural History of the Nurse’s Uniform, Quebec: Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, 2012.
Bonami, Francesco, Maria Luisa Frisa, and Stefano Tonchi, eds. Uniform: Order and Disorder, Milan: Charta, 2000.
Craik, Jennifer. Uniforms Exposed: From Conformity to Transgression, Oxford, England: Berg, 2005.
Dunn, Bill. Uniforms, London: Laurence King, 2009.
Emsley, Clive. The English Police: Political and Social History, London: Longman, 1991.
Joseph, Nathan. Uniforms and Nonuniforms: Communication Through Clothing, New York: Greenwood Press, 1986.
Katzman, David M. Seven Days A Week: Women and Domestic Service in Industrializing America, Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1978.

The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts explains how the fabric of police uniforms is designed to hide indications of the violence they’re involved in.