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Sumptuary Regulation in Australia 1901-27

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ISBN13: 9780190312763
Published: May 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £75.00



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It is generally considered that sumptuary law is an archaic form of governmental intervention that targeted the personal lives of people living in the early modern period in Europe, and has no modern significance. This book examines the post Federation period, between 1901 and 1927, to reveal that the sumptuary impulse was not only alive and well in the emergent modern Australia, but was transmuted by a new patrician elite into a form of social and legal regulation.

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Subjects:
Legal History, Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Sumptuary Pattern Making: Using the English Design
3. Shaping the Australian Sumptuary Experience: Individuals and Institutions
4. Taxation in Australia up until 1914: The Warp and Weft of Protectionism
5. The Sumptuary Impulse in 'Living Wage' Cases
6. The Prohibition of Luxury - the Plan to Stitch-up Australians with a Jingoistic Yarn
7. Women and Moralisation v Men and Rational Protectionism
8. A Strong Shift to a Rational Form of Protectionism
9. Conclusion