UNIFORMS: WHY WE ARE WHAT WE WEAR
"Social history that, like certain academics' clothes, presents an overall handsome, even flashy appearance while looking oddly patched together."
In what he bills "a book unashamedly about appearances," the acerbic literary and social critic (The Anti-Egotist, 1994, etc.) analyzes, with varying degrees of success, what uniforms reveal about class, sex, and the need to belong. Read full book review >