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

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

The first half of the twentieth century saw the emergence of mass travel, mass print, and mass consumption, and this special section considers how they were interlinked. In an era when sea travel massified, liner routes crisscrossed ocean

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Worldly Tastes

Mobility and the Geographical Imaginaries of Interwar Australian Magazines

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

for cars and sea travel. The dedicated travel number in October 1926, for example, included an article by well-known Australian writer and artist Margaret Preston on how to take in all the sights of the “East” on a budget, including stops in Brisbane

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Frances Steel

This special section on print culture, mobility, and the Pacific takes as its backdrop the new associations of sea travel with pleasure, leisure, and social distinction that gained traction from the 1920s, and that gradually diminished its

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Knowledge, Travel, and Embodied Thought

Restlessness in Herder’s Journal of My Voyage in the Year 1769

John K. Noyes

imagination, and the music, art, modest manners and science of the South-East. The second stream came from Asia through the North to Europe and there flowed over the first. ( JV , 216) Since sea travel provides a perspective that includes all nations, it

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“Many and Dreadful Disasters”

Mediterranean Travel, Plague, and Quarantine in the Late Eighteenth Century

Kathryn Walchester

Napoleonic Wars, adding to the danger and discomfort of sea travel around the Mediterranean. After having to change ships and itinerary twice in Cephalonia due to “contrary winds,” Fletcher writes, we had bad winds for 20 Days when we got in sight of

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The Spectacular Traveling Woman

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

Sarah Galletly

seen in the increased presence of sea travel in AWM advertisements for “Hosiery by Prestige” in the late 1920s, as well as on the cover of the AWM ’s 24 December 1928 issue, which features a stylish, well-dressed young woman posing on deck. 40

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Making Friends of the Nations

Australian Interwar Magazines and Middlebrow Orientalism in the Pacific

Victoria Kuttainen and Sarah Galletly

“glamorous adventure together cruising under summer skies,” suggesting the mobility of sea travel—however localized—was still utilized by advertisers to promote a more aspirational and sophisticated leisure experience to potential customers. In an article

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Dudziro Nhengu

distress, such as separation from loved ones or the inability to plan and control the circumstances of their journey. Results of the study also show that entry into these three borderlands combines dangerous land and sea travel, with the Central

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Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific

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

Nicholas Halter

of passengers according to the fare paid, the liminality of sea travel meant that there were frequent opportunities for encounters with different professions, nationalities, and classes. Thomas Allan McKay was typically middlebrow, a self

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Blue Sky Matter

Toward an (In-flight) Understanding of the Sensuousness of Mobilities Design

Ole B. Jensen and Phillip Vannini

pay attention to the sensations taking place in the context of train travel, 20 cycling, 21 walking, 22 car driving and passengering, 23 motorcycle riding, 24 and sea travel, 25 among other experiences. Throughout this body of research