Title

Displaying whiteness: visions of western femininity at the world's fairs

RIS ID

95964

Publication Details

Carey, J. L. (2006). Displaying whiteness: visions of western femininity at the world's fairs. In P. Edmonds and S. Furphy (Eds.), Rethinking Colonial Histories: New and Alternative Approaches (pp. 53-70). Melbourne: RMIT Publishing.

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ISBN: 0975839268

Abstract

This Chapter explores discourses of whiteness and femininity, revealing how western women's increasing public presence and authority rested on their ability to claim the privileges of 'whiteness', and the ways that the strategic construction of an elevated white womanhood in such exhibitionary formats was dependent on the notion of the primitive savage woman.

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