The spectacular traveling woman: Australian and Canadian visions of Women, Modernity, and Mobility between the Wars

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Title: The spectacular traveling woman: Australian and Canadian visions of Women, Modernity, and Mobility between the Wars
Authors: Galletly, Sarah
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Date: 1-Jan-2017
Online since: 2019-08-20T10:37:33Z
Abstract: This article applies recent scholarship concerned with transatlantic mobility and print cultures to a comparative study of images of transpacific travel for women during the interwar period. During the 1920s and 1930s female travelers splashed spectacularly across the pages of mainstream, popular magazines produced in America, Britain, and the wider Anglophone world. Focusing on two magazines that launched in this era, Th e Australian Woman's Mirror (1924- 1961) and Chatelaine (1928-), this article explores Australian and Canadian fictional portrayals of the traveling woman of the interwar years to examine the ways in which the mobility of the modern girl became a screen for anxieties and fantasies of these two national print imaginaries. By paying attention to the different portrayals of female mobility through the Pacific from both sides of the ocean, this article also considers the intersection between actual travel, ideas about travel, and notions of gendered social mobility.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Journal: Transfers - Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Start page: 70
End page: 87
Copyright (published version): 2017 Berghahn Books
Keywords: AustraliaCanadaMass-market magazinesModernityPeriodical fictionPrint cultureTranspacificTraveling woman
DOI: 10.3167/TRANS.2017.070106
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:English, Drama & Film Research Collection

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