Title

The Contradictions of Cosmopolitanism: Consuming the Orient at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition and the International Potlatch Festival, 1909-1934

Abstract

Seattle's Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition and International Potlatch provide windows to the construction of a “cosmopolitan” urban ethos in the early twentieth century. Noting the ways this idea embraced Japan and the city's Japanese residents while serving white elites pursuit of urban and commercial advantage, the essay also comments on the space between cosmopolitan ideology and the persistence of anti-Japanese prejudice.

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Publication Title

Western Historical Quarterly

Department

Comparative American Studies

Additional Department

History

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1093/whq/38.3.277

Language

English

Format

text

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