Consumers, Producers, and Markets

Peter H. Hoffenberg

in An Empire on Display

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780520218918
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520922969 | DOI:
Consumers, Producers, and Markets

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This chapter examines the relevance of exhibitions to the political economy of the British imperial federation. It explains that Australian and Indian commissioners, exhibitors, and businessmen shared an enthusiasm for commercial displays, while colonial participants were optimistic about the imperial economic advantages which could be gained by exhibiting. The chapter suggests that participation in the political economy of the Empire was the first step for the Australians and Indians in creating their own political economies.

Keywords: exhibitions; political economy; British imperial federation; commissioners; exhibitors; businessmen; Australians; Indians

Chapter.  12548 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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