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World's Fairs

  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

World's fairs are global events. Such fairs—also called international exhibitions, expositions universelles, or Weltausstellungen—are transient, large-scale installations intended for a global audience. They provide a public display of cultural artifacts, aiming at replicating within their rotating host cities an accurate, miniaturized ...

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