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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the Cultural Revolution 1980s Chinese mainstream discourse Figure 1. Li Chun reading A Rural Doctor s Manual. Sacrificed Youth dir. Zhang Nuanxin, 1985) Zhang Nuanxin was a pioneering figure in both the theory and practice of post-Mao New Cinema. In 1979, she coau- thored a highly influential...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... relationships. Specifically, I consider two facets of the series. One is its appropriation of controversial issues in popular discourse. The second is the public response to Dwelling Narrowness , ranging from netizens' and public authorities' reactions to the controversial issues it depicted to Chinese scholars...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 4–33.
Published: 01 September 1996
...Inderpal Grewal; Caren Kaplan Warrior Marks: Global Womanism's Neo-Colonial Discourse in a Multicultural Context Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan Imperialism's image as the establisher of the good society is marked by the...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... diaspora bring to the familiar cultural and political discourses of modernity versus the traditions that have permeated the Chinese national consciousness, discourses that are often inflected by an East-versus-West dialectic. Hence Shaodong’s return to his family in China is really the Chinese...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 123–130.
Published: 01 September 2011
... mainstream media culture. The feminist manifestations of vidding range from the creation of deeply felt emotional odes to television and film, to the analytical teasing out and foregrounding of subtextual or secondary meanings, to bitingly critical engagements with the mainstream media's political failings...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
... female auteur and to her provocative exploration of youthful sexual identity and fantasy, Koh's condensed-form queer interpretation circulates more productively as part of a burgeoning queer Asian cinema. Unlike New Queer Cinema, which was gradually co-opted by the mainstream as US independent filmmaking...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
... vexed bonds that contemporary humanitarian discourses of media advocacy are forging with the affirmative economic imperatives of neoliberalism. Figure 1. “Hand” by Manik. Courtesy of w w w . k i d s - ­w i t h - ­c a m e r a s . o r g Immaterial Child Labor: Media Advocacy, Autoethnography...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 151–179.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Chinese children struggling to dog-paddle their way to a night- time shore, the scene conjures up familiar fears of wetbacked il- legal immigrants sneaking their unwelcome way onto US soil. Moreover, with its ludicrous narrative of personal salvation through basketball—surely the ultimate hoop dream...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
... sensibilities of go-­go dancers were incorporated into high fashion designs and then produced for mass consumption; the “antifash- ion” ethos of hippies, punks, neo-­punks, and cyberpunks in the 1970s and 1980s that leaked into fashion’s mainstream through designers like Yves Saint Laurent; the so...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 47–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
... to ana- lyze underscores a particular discourse about what constitutes gender, race, and nation. A subtext of these films is that diva traf- fic redeems whiteness by imagining Eurocentrism as a require- ment for membership in the newly racially integrated nations of the Western Hemisphere. In The...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 158–184.
Published: 01 May 1995
... portrayed as more rootless than any of the male veterans we see in the 1970s and 1980s, as she rejects their solutions 172 to Vietnam. Ultimately, the therapeutic discourse of the last two seasons spreads to cover all manner of cultural dis-ease, as, in the usual manner of melodrama...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the postwar period and began working between the mid-­1960s and early 1980s. Postwar transnational- ism, within this frame, coincided with second-­wave feminism in a way that politicized and connected women globally and offered opportunities and resources not limited to national industries...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 177–229.
Published: 01 September 2001
... political conservatism of the 1980s and 1990s; a backlash she finds rendered visible in the popular re-emergence of the “manipulative female friendship film.”11 Grouping Single White Female with other mainstream American thrillers released the same year, such as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (dir...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 93–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
... relationship between voice and body based on captivity, which is reproduced by mainstream cinemas, operates in multiple ways in their work with actors. Moreover, their work has relevance for feminist theory and art practices, since they also seek to undo mil- itaristic, patriarchal, and capitalist modes...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2008
... an extravagantly bizarre juxtaposition: our six-foot-three hero (the bodybuilder Gordon Scott), wearing nothing but a bright red dia- per, moves among medieval Chinese peasants who take no notice of the giant, naked white man in their midst; seventeenth-century Scottish...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 32–73.
Published: 01 September 2006
... a striking conclusion — the invasion of the body.11 While the epi- sode is not ostensibly about an alien, the border-crossing migrant around which the episode’s plot revolves is presented as having extraordinary powers and evil impulses that align him more with the discourses of invading...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Davis Julie Dash’s Illusions (US, 1982) ranks among the best-­known films produced by the LA Rebellion, a loose coterie of African American and African diasporic filmmakers who trained at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), from the late 1960s through the early 1980s...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2008
... its own modes of construction. Because it can radically undermine this fragile realism, coincidence has to be deployed very carefully. Contemporary cinema offers examples of numerous narra- tive innovations that both adhere to and revise classical patterns, in mainstream Hollywood as...