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Mind the Gap. The Fantasy and Façades of Macao’s Themed Resort Casinos
Richard Fitzgerald1; Mark Johnson2
Source PublicationCritical Gambling Studies
ISSN2563-190X
2022-07
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The Great Exhibition of 1851 held at the Crystal Palace in London was a showcase of the British Empire designed to demonstrate to the world Britain’s role as an industrial powerhouse. Britain was at the height of its power and the event attracted exhibits of art and colonial raw materials from around the world, but most prominently from the four corners of the British Empire. The showcase of industry and cultures of the Empire bore testament to the power of Britain and its dominion around the globe where the sun never set, and it was always over the yardarm in some corner of the empire. The essence of the Great Exhibition was to display the power of Britain by bringing the world to London. In doing so the exhibition showcased Britain as the powerhouse of the global industrial economy, and presented its citizens and the newly emerging wealthy this power through the range of the goods produced.

Language英語English
DOI10.29173/cgs144
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Volume3
Issue2
Pages185-193
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CollectionFaculty of Social Sciences
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Affiliation1.University of Macau
2.University of Sydney
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Richard Fitzgerald,Mark Johnson.Mind the Gap. The Fantasy and Façades of Macao’s Themed Resort Casinos[J].Critical Gambling Studies.2022.3(2):185-193.
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