Exhibiting Religion: Colonialism and Spectacle at International Expositions, 1951-1893 - Studies in Religion & Culture (Hardback)
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Exhibiting Religion: Colonialism and Spectacle at International Expositions, 1951-1893 - Studies in Religion & Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 29/01/2002
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World's fairs contributed mightily to defining a relationship between religion and the wider world of human culture. Even at the base level of popular culture found on the midways of the earliest international expositions - where Victorian ladies gawked at displays of non-Western, ""primitive"" life - the concept of religion as an independent field of study began to take hold in public consciousness. The World's Parliament of Religions at the Chicago exposition of 1893 did as much as any other single event to introduce the idea that religion could be viewed as simply one concern amoung many within the rapidly diversifying modern lifestyle. A chronicle of the emergence and development of religion as a field of intellectual inquiry, this volume is an extensive survey of world's fairs from the inaugural Great Exhibition in London to the Chicago Columbian Exposition and World's Parliament of Religions. As the first broad gatherings of people from across the world, these events were pivotal as forums in which the central elements of a field of religion came into contact with one another.

Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813920832
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm

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