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

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

section, by focusing on themes of mobility and travel, show the emergence of a different kind of middlebrow culture that first took shape in the interwar period, in outward-looking magazines and print publications that engaged with international

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Making Friends of the Nations

Australian Interwar Magazines and Middlebrow Orientalism in the Pacific

Victoria Kuttainen and Sarah Galletly

middlebrow sources. Drawing on, and extending, Christina Klein’s notion of “middlebrow orientalism” which she develops in her analysis of the way American middlebrow culture “churned out a steady stream of stories, fiction and non-fiction that took Asia and

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Worldly Tastes

Mobility and the Geographical Imaginaries of Interwar Australian Magazines

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

between different forms of cultural capital,” middlebrow culture reveals “a constant, nervous juggling” between high culture and the mass market, “rather than a stable, in-between category.” 15 The work of Pierre Bourdieu has been vital to the way in

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Becoming “Pacific-Minded”

Australian Middlebrow Writers in the 1940s and the Mobility of Texts

Anna Johnston

actively in local and regional travel in the mid-twentieth century. For instance, Walk-about magazine mobilized middlebrow culture to achieve affective alliances between Australians and the Asia-Pacific region. Walkabout was essentially Australia

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The Spectacular Traveling Woman

Australian and Canadian Visions of Women, Modernity, and Mobility between the Wars

Sarah Galletly

’s Mirror (hereafter AWM ) 1, no. 1 (25 November 1924): 2. 13 Ibid. 14 McGregor and Smith, “Martha Ostenso, Periodical Culture, and the Middlebrow,” 69. 15 Faye Hammill and Michelle Smith, Magazines, Travel and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian

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Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific

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

Nicholas Halter

broader rejection of the bestial, violent savage, an image that saturated Australian and European audiences since first European contact was made. It may also point to a feature of middlebrow culture in Australia, which emphasized education for self