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Title:Malawi in the 1970s: official attitudes to dress and appearance and the drafting of legislation to ban 'bell-bottom' trousers
Author:Rose, Roger
Year:2003
Periodical:The Society of Malawi Journal
Volume:56
Issue:2
Pages:28-36
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Malawi
Central Africa
Subjects:ethics
legal systems
government policy
clothing
law
attitudes
legislation
human rights
Justice, Administration of
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/29779129
Abstract:From 1973 to 1976 the author served as a government lawyer in Malawi, at the time a country in which the rule of law did not apply. He examines one aspect of the way in which life worked under the dictatorship of President Hastings Kamuzu Banda by describing attitudes to dress and his own involvement in drafting legislation to reflect this. It concerns the 1974 amendment to the Decency in Dress Act to make the wearing of 'bell-bottom' trousers illegal. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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