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dc.contributor.author Le Gras, Claude A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-30T21:37:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-30T21:37:41Z
dc.date.issued 2006-08-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier (Sirsi) a1683186 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3303
dc.description.abstract Exhibitions embody notions of power, culture, and history. The study of exhibitions from 1870 to 1915 in Winnipeg shows how a middle-class agenda dominated these events. In an era of profound change, exhibition advocates sought to coax stability through popular assent. The study attempts to explain how exhibitions, as a mechanism of order, were inherently contradictory. Hegemonic elements, which sought to impress the desirability of system and harmony, simultaneously attempted to break down established habits, values, and expectations and replace them with new ones. The exhibition began as an idea that reflected the social thinking of the day and as a model that provoked action. It was the Victorian state of mind that attributed political, economic, and cultural importance to exhibitions and weighed them down with ideological and historical burdens. As a consequence, the study of the purposes of exhibition seeks to clarify the limited identity we are left with today. en_US
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dc.rights The reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.title The shaping of a new order in the west : the influence of Winnipeg's agricultural and industrial exhibitions, 1870-1915 en_US
dc.degree.discipline History en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US


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