Setembro 2016 vol. 8 num. 2 - The 10th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies
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Representations of British women at the British Empire Exhibition, 1924–1925
This paper will explore how the representations of British women in the British Empire Exhibi-tion (1924–1925) were used to distinguish Britain as the mother country of the British Empire. In 1921, the territories of the British Empire were at their largest; however, the empire was fac-ing economic decline and fear of disintegration by 1924. The exhibition was organized based on those fears. Dominions and colonies were asked to cooperate to show the “unity” of the empire. Half the people of the British Empire were women. How, then, did the British Empire Exhibi-tion try to incorporate women into the new vision of the British Empire? Looking at the repre-sentations of British women in the exhibition, it is possible to understand how Britain tried to propagate the image of British women to show its civilized superiority within the British Em-pire.
Palavras-chave: British Empire Exhibition, representations, gender, modernity,
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São Paulo: Blucher,
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-02_004
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