Pdf ebook: Constructing the Welfare State in the British Press

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Summary: Analysing political discourse in the British press during a time of crisis and austerity, this book examines how the concept of the welfare state has been

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350125334
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: Analysing political discourse in the British press during a time of crisis and austerity, this book examines how the concept of the welfare state has been constructed between 2008 and 2015. At a time when the financial crisis and government policies have put the welfare state under increased pressure, a corpus from four British newspapers from across the political spectrum - the Guardian, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, and Daily Telegraph - is brought together to investigate the political debate on its evaluation and the ambiguity about its exact definition. Combining two theoretical approaches, Malgorzata Paprota outlines the figurative models and scenarios relevant to this element of the political system. The discourse-historical approach to discourse analysis is used to establish what the welfare state is, tracing the boundaries of the concept and which elements of political reality are explicitly associated with it. Conceptual metaphor theory is then used to explore the figurative conceptualisations of the welfare state. Together, this book shows the discursive construction, and shifting boundaries and metaphors, of the welfare state by the British press and its use in current political debates.


Pdf ebook: The Daily Mirror World Cup Rally 40

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Summary: Lasting six weeks, and covering 16,000 miles from London to Mexico City via some of the most varying, tortuous and difficult terrain on three continents, t

  • Author : Graham Robson
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1845842715
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: Lasting six weeks, and covering 16,000 miles from London to Mexico City via some of the most varying, tortuous and difficult terrain on three continents, the 1970 World Cup Rally was a unique high-speed event, attracting many serious works teams such as Ford and British Leyland. Despite the tremendous amounts of money spent choosing and developing new cars, completing months-long route surveys, and analysing every detail of diets, oxygen provision, and the number of crew members, out of an entry of more than 100 cars, only 23 cars made it to the finish. It was then, and remains now, the toughest rally of all time.


Pdf ebook: Love and Romance in Britain, 1918 - 1970

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Summary: The new histories of love and romance offered within this edited collection illustrate the many changes, but also the surprising continuities in understand

  • Author : A. Harris,T. Jones
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137328630
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 260
  • Language: English
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Description: The new histories of love and romance offered within this edited collection illustrate the many changes, but also the surprising continuities in understandings of love, romance, affection, intimacy and sex from the First World War until the beginning of the Women's Liberation movement.


Pdf ebook: Ladybird Tales: Snow White and Rose Red

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Summary: The story of Snow White and Rose Red is one of the lesser-known fairy tales, collected by the Brothers Grimm in Germany in the 19th century. This retelling

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0723298874
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 48
  • Language: English
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Description: The story of Snow White and Rose Red is one of the lesser-known fairy tales, collected by the Brothers Grimm in Germany in the 19th century. This retelling of the story, originally published by Ladybird in 1969, is one of the best-known versions of Snow White and Rose Red in modern times. This beautiful Ladybird ebook edition of Snow White and Rose Red is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. The story is sensitively retold, following the tale of two young sisters who encounter a friendly bear and a wicked dwarf. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Rapunzel, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Enormous Turnip, Puss in Boots, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Big Pancake, Dick Whittington, The Princess and the Frog, The Princess and the Pea, Chicken Licken and The Little Red Hen. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure. Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children.


Pdf ebook: Public Images

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Summary: The stolen snapshot is a staple of the modern tabloid press, as ubiquitous as it is notorious. The first in-depth history of British tabloid photojournalis

  • Author : Ryan Linkof
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000211452
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: The stolen snapshot is a staple of the modern tabloid press, as ubiquitous as it is notorious. The first in-depth history of British tabloid photojournalism, this book explores the origin of the unauthorised celebrity photograph in the early 20th century, tracing its rise in the 1900s through to the first legal trial concerning the right to privacy from photographers shortly after the Second World War. Packed with case studies from the glamorous to the infamous, the book argues that the candid snap was a tabloid innovation that drew its power from Britain's unique class tensions. Used by papers such as the Daily Mirror and Daily Sketch as a vehicle of mass communication, this new form of image played an important and often overlooked role in constructing the idea of the press photographer as a documentary eyewitness. From Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson to aristocratic debutantes Lady Diana Cooper and Margaret Whigham, the rage of the social elite at being pictured so intimately without permission was matched only by the fascination of working class readers, while the relationship of the British press to social, economic and political power was changed forever.Initially pioneered in the metropole, tabloid-style photojournalism soon penetrated the journalistic culture of most of the globe. This in-depth account of its social and cultural history is an invaluable source of new research for historians of photography, journalism, visual culture, media and celebrity studies.


Pdf ebook: The Mirror of My Heart

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Summary: An anthology of verse by women poets writing in Persian, most of whom have never been translated into English before, from acclaimed scholar and translator

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0525507264
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: An anthology of verse by women poets writing in Persian, most of whom have never been translated into English before, from acclaimed scholar and translator Dick Davis. A Penguin Classic The Mirror of My Heart is a unique and captivating collection of eighty-three Persian women poets, many of whom wrote anonymously or were punished for their outspokenness. One of the very first Persian poets was a woman (Rabe'eh, who lived over a thousand years ago) and there have been women poets writing in Persian in virtually every generation since that time until the present. Before the twentieth century they tended to come from society's social extremes--many were princesses, some were entertainers, but many were wives and daughters who wrote simply for their own entertainment, and they were active in many different countries - Iran, India, Afghanistan, and areas of central Asia that are now Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. From Rabe'eh in the tenth century to Fatemeh Ekhtesari in the twenty-first, the women poets found in The Mirror of My Heart write across the millennium on such universal topics as marriage, children, political climate, death, and emancipation, recreating life from hundreds of years ago that is strikingly similar to our own today and giving insight into their experiences as women throughout different points of Persian history. The volume is introduced and translated by Dick Davis, a scholar and translator of Persian literature as well as a gifted poet in his own right.


Pdf ebook: Inter-war Penal Policy and Crime in England

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Summary: An exploration of the 1932 prison riot in Dartmoor Convict Prison. One of the most notorious and destructive in English prison history, it received unprece

  • Author : A. Brown
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137306173
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 191
  • Language: English
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Description: An exploration of the 1932 prison riot in Dartmoor Convict Prison. One of the most notorious and destructive in English prison history, it received unprecedented public and media attention. This book examines the causes, events and consequences to shed new light on prison cultures and violence as well as penal policy and public attitudes.


Pdf ebook: Queen Victoria's Stalker

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Summary: The amazing tale of Britain's first celebrity stalker. After her coronation in 1838, Queen Victoria was a frightened young woman. She was relentlessly purs

  • Author : Jan Bondeson
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445612259
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
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Description: The amazing tale of Britain's first celebrity stalker. After her coronation in 1838, Queen Victoria was a frightened young woman. She was relentlessly pursued by a weird teenager, Edward, 'the Boy' Jones, who had an uncanny ability to sneak into Buckingham Palace without being detected. Once, he broke into her bedroom and stole her underwear, and at least twice he sat on the throne.


Pdf ebook: Civil Liberties in Britain During the 2nd World War

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Summary: War and such crises are seen as aberrations in the history and development of democracy – a time when otherwise unacceptable constraints can be imposed o

  • Author : Neil Stammers
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000458318
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 260
  • Language: English
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Description: War and such crises are seen as aberrations in the history and development of democracy – a time when otherwise unacceptable constraints can be imposed on the ordinary man with little or no dissent. The reasoning behind this is questioned in this book, first published in 1983. It makes a detailed study of government policy towards civil liberties in Britain during the Second World War, the nature of crisis government and its implications for democracy. Drawing on government documents and other primary sources, the book examines policies implemented, such as the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act of 1939 and Regulation 18B. Other government policies such as the internment of enemy aliens, restrictions on the media and the mobilisation of propaganda for the war effort are analysed thoroughly.


Pdf ebook: British Media Coverage of the Press Reform Debate

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Summary: This open access book provides a detailed exploration of the British media coverage of the press reform debate that arose from the News of the World phone

  • Author : Binakuromo Ogbebor
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030372650
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 227
  • Language: English
  • Views: 866
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Description: This open access book provides a detailed exploration of the British media coverage of the press reform debate that arose from the News of the World phone hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry. Gathering data from a content analysis of 870 news articles, Ogbebor shows how journalists cover debates on media policy and illustrates the impact of their coverage on democracy. Through this analysis, the book contributes to knowledge of paradigm repair strategies; public sphere; gatekeeping theory; the concept of journalism as an interpretive community; political economy of the press; as well as the neoliberal and social democratic interpretations of press freedom. Providing insight into factors inhibiting and aiding the role of the news media as a democratic public sphere, it will be a valuable resource for the press, media reform activists, members of the public, and academics in the fields of journalism, politics and law.


Pdf ebook: Feminism in the News

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Summary: An exploration of the representations of the women's movement, its members, and their goals between 1968 and 2008 in the British and American press. Examin

  • Author : K. Mendes
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 023033699X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 199
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1984
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Description: An exploration of the representations of the women's movement, its members, and their goals between 1968 and 2008 in the British and American press. Examining over 1100 news articles, the book analyses the nuanced ways feminism has historically been supported, marginalized and debated in the mainstream press.


Pdf ebook: Freemasonry and the Press in the Twentieth Century

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Summary: By the end of the twentieth century, Freemasonry had acquired an unsavoury reputation as a secretive network of wealthy men looking out for each others’

  • Author : Paul Calderwood
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317132785
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Views: 452
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Description: By the end of the twentieth century, Freemasonry had acquired an unsavoury reputation as a secretive network of wealthy men looking out for each others’ interests. The popular view is of an organisation that, if not actually corrupt, is certainly viewed with deep mistrust by the press and wider society. Yet, as this book makes clear, this view contrasts sharply with the situation at the beginning of the century when the public’s perception of Freemasonry in Britain was much more benevolent, with numerous establishment figures (including monarchs, government ministers, archbishops and civic worthies) enthusiastically recommending Freemasonry as the key to model citizenship. Focusing particularly on the role of the press, this book investigates the transformation of the image of Freemasonry in Britain from respectability to suspicion. It describes how the media projected a positive message of the organisation for almost forty years, based on a mass of news emanating from the organisation itself, before a change in public regard occurred during the later twentieth-century. This change in the public mood, the book argues, was due primarily to Masonic withdrawal from the public sphere and a disengagement with the press. Through an examination of the subject of Freemasonry and the British press, a number of related social trends are addressed, including the decline of deference, the erosion of privacy, greater competition in the media, the emergence of more aggressive and investigative journalism, the consequences of media isolation and the rise of professional Public Relations. The book also illuminates the organisation’s collisions with nationalism, communism, and state welfare provision. As such, the study is illuminating not only for students of Freemasonry, but those with an interest in the wider social history of modern Britain.


Pdf ebook: Getting the Message

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Summary: The work of the Glasgow Media Group has long established their place at the forefront of Media Studies, and Getting the Message provides an ideal introduct

  • Author : John Eldridge
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134895828
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: The work of the Glasgow Media Group has long established their place at the forefront of Media Studies, and Getting the Message provides an ideal introduction to recent work by the Group. Contributors discuss themes such as the relationship between the media and public opinion, the emergence of TV news formats and styles, and the relations between theory and method in media research. Recent work undertaken by the Group on the media's role in reporting on AIDS, Vietnam, Northern Ireland and the Gulf War is also represented. In its fresh approach to the relationship between journalists and their sources and occupation analysis, the collection also illuminates how the earlier work of the group has been extended, and the ways in which its research has developed both individually and collectively. Getting the Message offers an invaluable and far-reaching exploration of the inter-relations between the production of media messages and their reception - an invaluable guide for any study of the development of media theory.


Pdf ebook: Varieties of Anti-Fascism

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Summary: This volume examines the varieties of anti-fascism in inter-war Britain. Ordinarily anti-fascism is defined in terms of anti-fascist activism. By extending

  • Author : N. Copsey,A. Olechnowicz
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230282679
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 275
  • Language: English
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Description: This volume examines the varieties of anti-fascism in inter-war Britain. Ordinarily anti-fascism is defined in terms of anti-fascist activism. By extending the scope of the concept, this book breaks new ground. Chapters examine political parties, the state, the media, women, the churches, and intellectuals.


Pdf ebook: Images of England Through Popular Music

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Summary: Drawing on archival sources and oral testimony, Keith Gildart examines the ways in which popular music played an important role in reflecting and shaping s

  • Author : K. Gildart
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137384255
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 290
  • Language: English
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Description: Drawing on archival sources and oral testimony, Keith Gildart examines the ways in which popular music played an important role in reflecting and shaping social identities and working-class cultures and - through a focus on rock 'n' roll, rhythm & blues, punk, mod subculture, and glam rock - created a sense of crisis in English society.


Pdf ebook: The Daily Mirror

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Summary: Following in the footsteps of such poets as Emily Dickinson, William Stafford, and Frank O'Hara, David Lehman began writing a poem a day in 1996 and found

  • Author : David Lehman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439106266
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1627
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Description: Following in the footsteps of such poets as Emily Dickinson, William Stafford, and Frank O'Hara, David Lehman began writing a poem a day in 1996 and found the experience so rewarding that he continued for the next two years. During that time, some of these poems appeared in various journals and on Web sites, including The Poetry Daily site, which ran thirty of Lehman's poems in as many days throughout the month of April 1998. For The Daily Mirror, Lehman has selected the best of these "daily poems" -- each tied to a specific occasion or situation -- and telescoped two years into one. Spontaneous and immediate, but always finely crafted and spiced with Lehman's signature irony and wit, the poems are akin to journal entries charting the passing of time, the deaths of great men and women, the news of the day. Jazz, Sinatra, the weather, love, poetry and poets, movies, and New York City are among their recurring themes. A departure from Lehman's previous work, this unique volume provides the intimacy of a diary, full of passion, sound, and fury, but with all the aesthetic pleasure of poetry. More a party of poems than a standard collection, The Daily Mirror presents an exciting new way to think about poetry.


Pdf ebook: Law of War: Can 20th-Century Standards Apply to the Global War on Terrorism?

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Summary: This monograph is the ninth offering in the Combat Studies Institute's (CSI) Global War On Terrorism (GWOT) Occasional Papers series. The author, a retired

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1437923011
  • Genre: Books
  • Number of Pages: 114
  • Language: English
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Description: This monograph is the ninth offering in the Combat Studies Institute's (CSI) Global War On Terrorism (GWOT) Occasional Papers series. The author, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and CSI historian, has produced a study that examines the evolution and continued applicability of the corpus that constitutes the law of war. As background, he provides a theoretical framework and the development of the law within Western and, specifically, U.S. Army doctrine and regulation. He then presents a case study of the British suppression of the Mau Mau insurgency between 1952 and 1960 in Kenya, a conflict with particular resonance today. Some of the more relevant characteristics of the conflict include the clash between Western and non-Western cultures and an initially asymmetric fight between conventional security forces and loosely organized, poorly equipped insurgents. It makes no claim that every lesson learned by the British during that counterinsurgency operation can be directly applied by the United States to the challenges of the GWOT, but this analysis does offer some insight about applying the law of war to an unfamiliar, non-Western environment. The genesis of this study is the public discourse asserting the possibility that the GWOT may require new rules and new law-of-war prescripts. This important discussion is fraught with complexities and long-term implications; the moral force in warfare is incredibly significant and any changes to the legal framework in place must be very carefully considered. Do we follow the law of war to the letter, do we remain consistent with the principles of Geneva, or do we approach the conflict as a new challenge requiring fundamental revisions to the law? According to the author, law-of-war violations are neither necessary nor excusable for successful prosecution of military operations in any environment, and because the law of war in its current form is more than adequate to face the new GWOT challenges, it does not warrant revision.


Pdf ebook: Tono-Bungay

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Summary: Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact nothing other than a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the you

  • Author : H. G. Wells
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141921234
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 448
  • Language: English
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Description: Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact nothing other than a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the young George Ponderevo is employed by his Uncle Edward to help market this ineffective medicine, he finds his life overwhelmed by its sudden success. Soon, the worthless substance is turned into a formidable fortune, as society becomes convinced of the merits of Tono-Bungay through a combination of skilled advertising and public credulity. As the newly rich George discovers, however, there is far more to class in England than merely the possession of wealth.


Pdf ebook: Gender, Citizenship and Newspapers

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Summary: The gendered nature of the relationship between the press and emergence of cultural citizenship from the 1860s to the 1930s is explored through original da

  • Author : J. Chapman
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137314591
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 238
  • Language: English
  • Views: 857
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Description: The gendered nature of the relationship between the press and emergence of cultural citizenship from the 1860s to the 1930s is explored through original data and insightful comparisons between India, Britain and France in this integrated approach to women's representation in newspapers, their role as news sources and their professional activity.


Pdf ebook: The Hidden History of the Smock Frock

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Summary: Traditionally associated with rural ways of life in England, often hand-crafted and held up as one of the only items of English folk dress to survive into

  • Author : Alison Toplis
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350126128
  • Genre: Design
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1240
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Description: Traditionally associated with rural ways of life in England, often hand-crafted and held up as one of the only items of English folk dress to survive into the 20th century, the smock frock is an object of curiosity in many museum collections. Drawing on a wide variety of sources from surviving garments to newspapers and photographs, this book reveals the hidden history of the smock frock to present new social histories. Discussing the smock frock in its widest contexts, Alison Toplis explores how garments were handmade and manufactured by the ready-made clothing industry, and bought by men of different trades. She traces the smock frock's usage across England as well as in export markets such as Australia. Following the garment's decline in the late 19th century, the book investigates how this essentially utilitarian style of workwear came to be held up as an example of disappearing 'peasant' craft in an emotional response to urbanisation, and how it was preserved by collectors under the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement. Around the turn of the 20th century, the smock frock was reinvented as both women's and children's wear and is now regularly revived in fashion collections by the likes of Molly Goddard. Drawing together extensive visual and material cultures, Alison Toplis unravels a new history of the smock frock.