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Author Hoffenberg, Peter H., 1960-

Title An empire on display : English, Indian, and Australian exhibitions from the Crystal Palace to the Great War / Peter H. Hoffenberg.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.

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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 418 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-404) and index.
Summary The exhibitions of the Victorian and Edwardian eras are the lens through which this book examines the economic, cultural, and social forces that helped define Britain and the Empire. It focuses on exhibitions in England, Australia, and India from the Great Exhibition to the Festival of Empire.
Contents Preliminaries; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Exhibitions and the new imperialism; 2. The exhibition wallahs; 3. Commissioners and the state; 4. Consumers, producers, and markets; 5. Terrae nullius?; 6. Machines-in-motion; 7. Imperial and national taxonomies; 8. The imperial pilgrims' progress; Epilogue; Appendices; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.
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Subject Exhibitions -- Great Britain -- History.
Exhibitions -- India -- History.
Exhibitions -- Australia -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Hoffenberg, Peter H., 1960- Empire on display. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001 0520218914 (DLC) 00059003
ISBN 9780520922969 (electronic bk.)
0520922964 (electronic bk.)
0585394695 (electronic bk.)
9780585394695 (electronic bk.)
9780520218918 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520218914 (cloth ; alk. paper)