Philips, Deborah (2004) Stately pleasure domes - nationhood, monarchy and industry: the celebration exhibition in Britain Leisure Studies, 23 (2). pp. 95-108. ISSN 1466-4496Full text not available from this repository.
The Stately Pleasure Dome, the state sponsored national exhibition, offers a moment at which a sense of national identity is publicly declared and presented as cause for national celebration. This paper charts the shifts in the mechanisms for funding, the framing of the 'British people', industry and the role of the monarch at three distinct historical moments. In case studies of the Great Exhibition, the Festival of Britain and the Millennium Experience, the paper assesses how each exhibition conceived the leisure experience of a good day out. The paper suggests that while each exhibition claimed historical continuity, the constructions of the British people, the monarchy and the nation change. The different modes of funding and the public participation in each event demonstrate that while they are presented as unchanging, there are clear revisions in the way that these concepts are understood. While the Great Exhibition could celebrate Queen and Empire without question, these terms needed to be reconfigured in the post-Second World War moment of the Festival of Britain, and still further in the globalized world of the new millennium.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||National exhibitions, Public celebrations|
|Subjects:||L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure|
|DOI (a stable link to the resource):||10.1080/0261436042000224473|
|Faculties:||Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Media Research Brighton
Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
|Depositing User:||Helen Webb|
|Date Deposited:||29 Feb 2008|
|Last Modified:||02 Apr 2015 08:23|
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