Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
More Information
Author Kember, Joe.

Title Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910.

Publication Info. London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2012.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (305 pages).
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century ; v. 16
Science and culture in the nineteenth century.
Contents Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; List of Figures and Tables; Introduction; 1. Spectacle om Leicester Square; 2. Fetes, Bazaars and Conversaziones; 3. The Afterlife of Freak Shows; 4. Beyond Scientific Spectacle; 5. Daniel William Cahill and the Rhetorical Geography of Science and Religion; 6. Narrativizing 'The World's Show'; 7. The Talking Fish; 8. Representation, Race and the Zoological Real in the Great Gorilla Controversy of 1861; 9. On Wonder; 10. Meeting the Zulus; 11. Unwrapping the Past; 12. 'The Wandering Friend'; Notes; Index.
Summary Victorian culture was characterized by a proliferation of shows and exhibitions. These were encouraged by the development of new sciences and technologies, together with changes in transportation, education and leisure patterns. The essays in this collection look at exhibitions and their influence in terms of location, technology and ideology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Exhibitions -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain.
Chronological Term 19th century
Subject Science -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- Great Britain -- 19th century -- Exhibitions -- History.
SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Science -- Social aspects.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Plunkett, John, 1974-
Sullivan, Jill A. (Jill Alexandra)
Other Form: Print version: Kember, Joe. Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910. London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, ©2012 9781848933064
ISBN 9781848933071 (electronic book)
184893307X (electronic book)
9781848933064 (electronic book)
1848933061 (electronic book)