Uniforms of the National Guard; 1831-1852: the clothes in the organization and functionality of a military force

Adilson José de Almeida About the author

The aim of this research about the National Guard uniforms was to examine the use of this apparel in the organization and functioning of a military force. An initial step in order to study the apparel as a material vector of the social production and reproduction. It is not, therefore, from the study of an artefact, but from its functions, pragmatic, diacritical and symbolic, means to analyse bigger problems regarding organization, development and change in the societies.

Military Uniforms; Apparel; National Guard; Material Culture


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