9789971693305

Colonial Spectacles : The Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies at the World Exhibitions, 1880-1931

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    9789971693305

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    9971693305

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-11-30
  • Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
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Summary

Dutch colonial presentations at the world exhibitions in the period 18801931 served to legitimise the Dutch imperialist project and highlight the problem of Dutch identity and the Netherlands place in the world.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations Used in Text and Notes viii
List of Illustrations x
Preface xvi
Introduction 1(24)
Colonial Spectacles and National Images
3(7)
The World Exhibitions: Progress and the Colonies Within Hand's Reach
10(6)
The Netherlands and the World Exhibitions
16(3)
Dutch Imperialism and Colonial Nationalism
19(3)
Structure of the Book
22(3)
Chapter 1. The Netherlands' Winning Card 25(25)
An International Colonial Conference (1883)
25(10)
The Conference and the Problem of Colonial Administration
35(2)
The Problem of Civilisation and the Colonial Undertaking
37(13)
Chapter 2. The Paradigm: 1881 50(56)
The Fashionable Metropolis and Its Colonial Connections
53(2)
Mounting a World Exbibition: A Question of Persuasion
55(3)
Disseminating Knowledge About the Colonies
58(10)
The Appearance of the Colonial Section: Dutch Conceits
68(8)
The Style of the Colonial Palace
76(4)
Views of Colonialism in the Netherlands and the Problem of Civilisation
80(14)
Criticism
94(3)
Instruction or Delight, Educational Outing or Holiday?
97(4)
Consequences: The Colonies in the Netherlands
101(5)
Chapter 3. Popular Anthropology and a Private Colonial Success: Paris 1889 106(58)
The Exposition Universelle of 1889: A Republican Phoenix
109(11)
The Dutch Colonial Representation: A Private Matter
120(12)
The Appeal of the Kampong
132(32)
Chapter 4. The Topicality of Javanese Antiquity: Paris 1900 164(56)
Archaeology and Colonial State Formation
165(2)
The Paradoxes of Dutch Imperialism in 1900
167(9)
The French Colonial Debate
176(4)
The Exposition Universelle of 1900: Taking Stock of the Nineteenth Century
180(10)
The Dutch Colonial Display in Paris
190(11)
Structure and Appearance of the Dutch Colonial Section
201(6)
Archaeology, Modernity and National Self-Esteem: Reviewing the Colonial Display
207(10)
The Failings of the Development Thrust and the Benefits of Conservatism
217(3)
Chapter 5. The Different Faces of the Ethical Policy: Brussels 1910 220(49)
In Brussels: Colonial Accommodation in an Old Dutch House
222(7)
The World Exhibition in Brussels
229(12)
Indigenous Economic Activity as the Essence
241(5)
In Pursuit of Skill and Taste: "Native Arts and Crafts"
246(9)
Reception. Holland's Glory, Holland's Mission
255(10)
Colonial Glory and National Consciousness
265(4)
Chapter 6. Modern Colonial Fairytales: Paris 1931 269(48)
Empire forming and Citizenship
271(7)
Keeping Up Appearances
278(11)
A Modern Colonial Building
289(13)
Holland is on Fire
302(10)
Uncertainty and Ostentation
312(5)
Conclusion. Mirror Images 317(16)
Epilogue. Parfum Paris on Bali: Balinese History and the Secret of Success 333(22)
Notes 355(63)
Glossary 418(3)
Sources 421(2)
Bibliography 423(42)
Name Index 465(6)
Subject Index 471

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