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Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture
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Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian Periodicals in English and French, 1925-1960

Faye Hammill and Michelle Smith

Abstract

A century ago, the golden age of magazine publishing coincided with the beginning of a golden age of travel. Images of speed and flight dominated the pages of the new mass-market periodicals. This book centres on Canada, where commercial magazines began to flourish in the 1920s alongside an expanding network of luxury railway hotels and transatlantic liner routes. The leading monthlies — among them Mayfair, Chatelaine, and La Revue Moderne — presented travel as both a mode of self-improvement and a way of negotiating national identity. This book announces a new cross-cultural approach to perio ... More

Keywords: magazine publishing, travel, mass-market periodicals, Canada, Mayfair, Chatelaine, La Revue Moderne, mainstream magazines, middlebrow culture, holidays

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381403
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381403.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Faye Hammill, author
University of Strathclyde

Michelle Smith, author

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