Dress Narratives

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In this article, we reevaluate the epistemological assumptions of religious influences on teachers in early America with gender expectations in mind. We point to the history of religion as a part of teacher dress expectations, which may influence the self-identity of teachers as expressed through dress narratives today.  Drawing on the observations of the media, we unmask the stereotypes of teachers globally to show how this impacts on American teachers. In short, our philosophical project sheds light on how dress narratives serve as an aesthetic expression of a teacher’s self-identity.