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The Needle Drop

History and Hip-Hop Mobility in the Transpacific (EP)

William B. Noseworthy

Scholarship in the field of hip-hop studies has convincingly argued against a “cultural grey out” and in favor of “local idiosyncrasies” in the mobility of cultural forms. That said, no published study has focused on the movements of the artists themselves in a transpacific context that places scenes in Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Vietnam in conversation with one another. Varying histories of colonialism and postcolonial movements are essential aspects of each social context. I argue that the transpacific lens allows scholars to draw out the movements of individuals, influences, and emergent trends in the art form to better understand how artists are, metaphorically, scratching back and forth between representing originality on the one hand and the need for popular appeal on the other. I draw on vinyl itself as a metaphor for this article, which is framed as an EP.

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Stepping through the Silver Screen

Austro-German Filmmaker, Bestselling Author, and Journalist Colin Ross Discovers Australia

Anne Rees

transpacific travelers emerged. Hollywood Comes to Town From the early 1920s until the coming of television in 1956, cinema was the most widely consumed source of images of the United States in Australia. In the late 1920s, when the population of Australia

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The Spectacular Traveling Woman

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

Sarah Galletly

Australian and Canadian mainstream magazines may hold for exploring the depiction of female mobility around the Pacific. It will compare textual inscriptions of the traveling woman in mainstream magazines to examine how transpacific travel is represented as

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The “Missing Link”

Space, Race, and Transoceanic Ties in the Settler-Colonial Pacific

Frances Steel

The inauguration of a steamship route between Canada and Australia, described as the “missing link,” was envisaged to complete Britain's imperial circuit of the globe. This article examines the early proposals and projects for a service between Vancouver and Sydney, which finally commenced in 1893. The route was more than a means of physically bridging the gulf between Canada and Australia. Serving as a conduit for ideologies and expectations, it became a key element of aspirations to reconfigure the Pacific as a natural domain for the extension of settler-colonial power and influence. In centering the “white” Pacific and relations between white colonies in empire, the route's early history, although one of friction and contestation, offers new insights into settler-colonial mobilities beyond dominant themes of metropole–colony migration.

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Kate McDonald

A major intervention of mobility studies has been to suggest a new framework for the writing of history. Recent studies of diasporic Indian Ocean communities and trans-Pacific labor migration have shown that mobility history can open the door to histories of mobile subjects rather than static nations and, in the process, lead the way toward a transmodal and transnational research agenda. This article considers what the history of mobility has to offer to the modern history of transport and social life in the Japanese archipelago, which has most often been used to tell the story of the development of the modern Japanese nation-state.

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Frances Steel

travel writer and broadcaster Frank Clune’s account of his mid-century transpacific flight to Canada. Clune’s impressions of the racially mixed ports en route, even when comparatively enthusiastic, such as in Honolulu, only reinforced his anti

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Introduction

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

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

Mobility Between the Wars,” broadens the view of transpacific mobility to a comparative study of Australian and Canadian popular magazines. Her analysis of the traveling woman in popular short fiction reveals how transpacific travel “is represented as

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Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific

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

Nicholas Halter

. Klein, Kuttainen, and White have referred to Asian, transpacific, and Australian middlebrow connections respectively, yet I argue that steamships traveling to the Pacific, and the Pacific Islands themselves, could be considered distinctly middlebrow

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Becoming “Pacific-Minded”

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

Anna Johnston

): 120. 48 Hill, Letters from Hill to Coy Bateson, 15 January 1943. 49 David Carter, “Transpacific or Transatlantic Traffic? Australian Books and American Publishers,” in Reading across the Pacific: Australia-United States Intellectual Histories , ed

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Making Friends of the Nations

Australian Interwar Magazines and Middlebrow Orientalism in the Pacific

Victoria Kuttainen and Sarah Galletly

as well as Japan, China, Thailand, Philippines, and trans-Pacific locales such as California or Mexico authored by writers such as Kurt Offenburg and Frank Clune. The BP Magazine covered a region broadly serviced by its mother company, the Burns