Australasia's Biggest Online Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Fashioned from Penury

Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Penal Dress 1788-1840: 1. Irregular patterns: government and the social order; 2. Fraying at the edges: clothing supplies and manufacturing; 3. A cut above: fashion, class and power; 4. On the fringe: clothing and Aboriginal/Colonial relations; Part II. Colonial Dress: 5. Dressing the part: urban codes - class and gender; 6. From a different cloth: etiquette and social practice; 7. Material needs: supply and demand; Part III. An Australian Distinctiveness: 8. A loose fit: emigration and adaption; 9. Alternative threads: perceptions and stereotypes; 10. Rough and ready made: bush dress and the mythology of the 'real' Australian; Appendices; Bibliography.


"How refreshing to discover that such an intelligent book title crowns and equally thought-provoking text! We are treated from the very start to some of the best commentary I have read about the discipline of costume research." Rags "In her scholarly, multi-faceted study, Maynard...dispels myths entrenched in romanticized patriarchical, economic, and industrial forces...Recommended for comprehensive collections in costume history and Australian studies at all levels." M. F. Morris, Choice " original, engrossing treatment of a fascinating subject...[A] fresh and vivid picture of nineteenth century Australia emerges. Copious well-chosen illustrations constitute an attractive supplement to the text. Making excellent use of literary sources, Maynard convincingly refutes the common view, both then and now, that Australian dress merely imitated British styles." Thomas E. Tausky, Australian and New Zealand Studies in Canada "Well researched and well presented, this book usefully extends the study of the history of fashion into hitherto unexplored territory." Valerie Steele, American Historical Review

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Fashioned from Penury: Dress as Cultural Practice in Colonial Australia (Studies in Australian History) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by, Inc.
Back to top