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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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Estella Carpi, Sandy F. Chang, Kristy A. Belton, Katja Swider, Naluwembe Binaisa, Magdalena Kubal-Czerwińska, and Jessie Blackbourn

receive financial support from their relatives abroad. Thanks to the particular individuals’ accounts, the reader fully understands the implicit rules of the “remittance clusters.” Interestingly, remittances are not romanticized as a spontaneous cultural

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Jelena Tošić and Annika Lems

cultural values ( Crawley and Skelapris 2018 ; Holmes and Castañeda 2016 ). These hierarchies of deservingness and undeservingness have created clear-cut moral delineations between the legitimacy of the mobility of some and the illegitimacy of others. The

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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

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The Pope's Public Reason

A Religious yet Public Case for Welcoming Refugees

Aurélia Bardon

welcome refugees; that terrorists were hiding among them, thus letting refugees into Europe was a serious threat to security; and that the religious or cultural values and practices of these refugees were incompatible with European culture. Such claims are

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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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Ivi Daskalaki and Nadina Leivaditi

(friendship) towards the xenos (stranger), or kindness towards the stranger ( Cabot 2013: 152 )—ascribes a significant historically-specific cultural value to popular and official representations of what it means to be Greek ( Cabot 2013 ; Du Boulay 1991