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Commissioners and the State: Power and Controversy at the Exhibitions

Peter H. Hoffenberg

in An Empire on Display: English, Indian, and Australian Exhibitions from the Crystal Palace to the Great War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520218918
eISBN:
9780520922969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218918.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the issues about power and commissioners in exhibitions in Great Britain. It explains that exhibition commissioners were the leading actors in the epic nineteenth-century drama ... More


On Historical, Social, and Aesthetic Borderlands

Davesh Soneji

in Unfinished Gestures: Devadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226768090
eISBN:
9780226768113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768113.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of the devadasis in South India. This volume examines the connections between colonial modernity and the ... More


Imagined Audiences and Cultural Ombudsmen

Terence E. McDonnell

in Best Laid Plans: Cultural Entropy and the Unraveling of Aids Media Campaigns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226382012
eISBN:
9780226382296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226382296.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The convergence around best practice also opens up opportunities for divergence and conflict within and among the enactment of those best practices. Using a production of culture approach, this ... More


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