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2014Moving Bodies, Displaying Nations National Cultures. Race and Gender in World Expositions Nineteenth to Twenty-first CenturyAbbattista, Guido
2014Index
2014Notes on Contributors
2014Abstracts
2014Humans on Display: Reflecting on National Identity and the Enduring Practice of Living Human ExhibitionsAbbattista, Guido
2014The Arabs in the Mirror: Stories and Travel Diaries relating to the Universal Expositions in Paris (1867, 1889, 1900)Baldazzi, Cristiana
2014The Painting and Writing of Gustave GuillaumetZoppellari, Anna
2014Italian Migrants in Italian Exhibitions from Fascism to the Early RepublicPretelli, Matteo
2014Dancing for the World: Articulating the National and the Global in the Ballo Excelsior’s Kitsch ImaginationAdamo, Sergia
2014Wiener Weltausstellung 1873: A ‘Peripheral’ Perspective of the Triester ZeitungFoi, Maria Carolina
2014Exhibitionary Forms in Ireland: James Joyce’s Exhibits of Irish ModernityGefter Wondrich, Roberta
2014The International Strategy of African American Women at the Columbian Exposition and Its Legacy: Pan-Africanism, Decolonization and Human RightsVezzosi, Elisabetta
2014Drawing a Global Color Line: “The American Negro Exhibit” at the 1900 Paris ExpositionBini, Elisabetta
2014Showing the World: Chicago’s Columbian Exposition in American WritingBuonomo, Leonardo
2014Concepts and Categories in the History of World Expositions: Introductory RemarksAbbattista, Guido
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Over the past twenty years international and universal world expositions have been extensively researched as subjects of a thriving historiography with a distinctly comparative outlook. Numerous academic disciplines – particularly under the impetus of transnational, global and post-colonial approaches – have contributed to our understanding of them as major events tightly linked to fundamental historical phenomena such as nationalism, globalization, imperialism, consumerism, mass society and culture, scientific and technological progress, modernization and modernity itself. The essays collected in this volume explore different aspects of nineteenth and twentieth-century world expositions from the perspective of social and political history, the history of literature and of the performing arts, the history of ethno-anthropology and cultural history in general. They exemplify the different ways world expositions have affected popular imagination, literary creativity, forms of public entertainment, and social and political agency. These original contributions add significantly to what is now recognized as an established and dynamic field of research.

Guido Abbattista, Professor of Modern History at the University of Trieste, specializes in eighteenth-century political and historical culture, with a focus on colonial/imperial issues and relations between Europe and the rest of the world. He has helmed several national and international research projects, including “Le tour du monde en un jour. World Expositions and National Cultures: Forms, Spaces and Languages in Europe and the United States”, whose results are presented in this edited volume.

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