This book focuses on Canada's commercial magazine publishing that began to flourish in the 1920s and its relation to two important developments at the time: the rapid growth of periodical publishing on both sides of the Atlantic and the emergence of ‘middlebrow’ culture out of the social, material, and intellectual aspirations of the middle classes. It examines how magazines helped forged a link between geographical mobility and upward mobility by circulating fantasies of travel. It shows how magazines framed travel as an opportunity for people to acquire knowledge and prestige as well as to experience pleasure and luxury. Focusing on the six most widely read Canadian publications of the period — Mayfair, Chatelaine, La Revue Moderne, Maclean's, Canadian Home Journal, and La Revue Populaire — this book considers how mainstream magazines illuminated the relationships amongst nationalism, consumerism, and print culture.
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