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The Religious Book Club: Middlebrow Culture and Liberal Protestant Seeker Spirituality

Matthew S. Hedstrom

in The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374490
eISBN:
9780199979141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374490.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Religious Book Club, founded in 1927, was a major institution of religious middlebrow culture through the middle decades of the twentieth century. It exemplified the importance of book clubs to ... More


Introduction

Faye Hammill and Michelle Smith

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381403
eISBN:
9781781382332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381403.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

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 ... More


The Greatest Living Man of Letters

Tobias Boes

in Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501744990
eISBN:
9781501745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that the process by which Thomas Mann was canonized as the “greatest living man of letters” in the New World certainly had many similarities to his staging as a representative ... More


The New Yorker, the Middlebrow, and the Periodical Marketplace in 1925

Faye Hammill

in Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on The New Yorker in its first year, exploring its mediation of the whole range of the city's print culture. Balancing between fascination and ironic detachment in its attitude ... More


Conclusion

Matthew S. Hedstrom

in The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374490
eISBN:
9780199979141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374490.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion opens with the story of Frank Laubach, an American missionary to the Philippines who became a noted mystic, bestselling author, and most famously, a hugely influential global promoter ... More


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

Faye Hammill and Michelle Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381403
eISBN:
9781781382332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381403.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

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 ... More


On Blustering: Dwight Macdonald, Modernism and The New Yorker

Tom Perrin

in Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers US critic Dwight Macdonald's celebrated two-part hatchet job on so called middlebrow culture: ‘Masscult and Midcult’. However, it loses its edge when it comes to assessing The ... More


The Bestseller and the City: Flush, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, and Cultural Hierarchies

Melissa Sullivan

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter provides evidence that Woolf's movements within the literary public sphere extended far beyond Bloomsbury. Whether she was attending a dinner hosted by the middlebrow Rose Macaulay, ... More


Pages

Faye Hammill and Michelle Smith

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381403
eISBN:
9781781382332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381403.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

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 ... More


Conclusion

Faye Hammill and Michelle Smith

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381403
eISBN:
9781781382332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381403.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book concludes by reiterating how Canada's mainstream magazines were able to balance fantasies of exotic travel with a strong commitment to domestic life and national community. It has shown ... More


Ethnographic Encounters

Michael V. Pisani

in Imagining Native America in Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108934
eISBN:
9780300130737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108934.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the influence of anthropological and ethnological studies on musical representation of North American Indians. It discusses efforts to dispel the noble savage idea of American ... More


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