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Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow CultureCanadian Periodicals in English and French, 1925-1960$
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Faye Hammill and Michelle Smith

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381403

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381403.001.0001

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Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture
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Faye Hammill

Michelle Smith

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381403.003.0003

This chapter explores the relationship between the physical characteristics of the mainstream magazines and the type of material they published. Using multi-levelled analysis, it considers the material dimensions of magazines in relation to middlebrow culture and travel. It presents a set of four perspectives on five periodicals — Mayfair, Chatelaine, La Revue Moderne, Maclean's, and Canadian Home Journal — as complex multi-authored texts and as physical objects. The chapter moves from a focused reading of the elements which make up a single page or issue towards broader generalisations about shifts over time. By comparing individual pages from different titles, analysing a single issue and an entire volume, and tracing a magazine's whole history, the chapter yields fresh insights into the development of middlebrow print culture in Canada.

Keywords:   mainstream magazines, middlebrow culture, travel, Mayfair, Chatelaine, La Revue Moderne, Maclean's, Canadian Home Journal, pages, print culture

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