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

Faye Hammill, Michelle Smith

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This book announces a new cross-cultural approach to periodical studies, reading both French- and English-language magazines in relation to an emerging transatlantic middlebrow culture. Mainstream magazines, Hammill and Smith argue, forged a connection between upward mobility and geographical mobility. Fantasies of travel were circulated through fiction, articles, and advertisements, and used to sell fashions, foods, and domestic products as well as holidays. For readers who could not afford a trip to Paris, Bermuda, or Lake Louise, these illustrated magazines offered proxy access to the glamour and prestige increasingly associated with travel.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLiverpool
Number of pages224
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2015


  • periodical studies
  • middlebrow culture
  • fashion
  • travel
  • consumerism

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