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Print Culture, Mobility, and The Pacific, 1920–1950

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

became fixed. 4 While acknowledging that cultural value is always provisional and contingent, we find this attention, in middlebrow scholarship, to the intensive cultural shifts that informed international modernity in the first decades of the twentieth

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Worldly Tastes

Mobility and the Geographical Imaginaries of Interwar Australian Magazines

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

quality magazines. The significance of this has been a greater alertness to the dynamics between print and society, and to the shifting and contingent nature of cultural value. As Hammill and Smith put it, by attending to the “dynamic model of interaction

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Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific

“Savagery” and “Civilization” in the Australian Interwar Imaginary

Nicholas Halter

middle-brow concern with cultural values in Australia, and a broader dissatisfaction with the progress of European civilization and modernity. Admiration for the primitivism of Pacific Islanders was reinforced by a missionary discourse that emphasized

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Tracey Reimann-Dawe

culture is denied equality of cultural value and is thereby temporarily distanced—that is, declared to be removed in time from European notions of contemporaneity. 9 Such asymmetry of intercultural encounters, also characteristic of travel writing, 10