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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Ashleigh Greene Wade Abstract During the nineteenth and early to mid‐twentieth centuries, the Black press served as a cornerstone of Black social and political life in the United States. For Black Americans, newspapers and magazines functioned as both informational resources and philosophical...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 197–207.
Published: 01 September 2018
... that the urgent, devastating, and nonetheless conventional images of confined black bodies that circulate in prison documentaries consolidate the racialized consensus around innocence and criminality. Drawing these perspectives into conversation, moderator and commentator Paige Sarlin differentiates between...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 8–41.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Mary Carbine Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 “The Finest Outside the Loop”: Motion Picture Exhibition in Chicago’s Black Metropolis, 1905-1928 Mary Carbine In 1905 the first black-owned movie theater, Motts Pekin Temple, opened in the section...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 132–141.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Willis: I began some of this work at Temple University, in the library, on the floors reading the books in the open stacks. I would just open up Black Press newspapers and look for photog- raphers, for city directories that listed Black photographers, which Making Space: Deborah Willis and the Archive...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134–153.
Published: 01 September 1995
... as ideological similarities appeared between Black and white presses, both of which were seeking to reduce the factor of race as a segregating influence in American social life during the 1980s. 142 Due to her youth, Houston navigated the media through a trope of the family upheld by dominant...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 73–101.
Published: 01 September 2007
... was aimed at defining the identities of those it watched. The clip- pings in Baker’s files were meant to implicate her on the wrong side of the Cold War.18 As an archive, the 359 pages of FBI files on Baker draw heavily on clippings from the communist Worker’s Daily, the black press, and translations...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 6–11.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Deborah R. Grayson Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 Waiting to Exhale (Forrest Whittaker, 1995) Introduction Deborah R. Grayson As individual citizens and as performance and visual artists, Black women have struggled to gain control over...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., and the Mob (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004); Robyn Wiegman, American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995); Philip Dray, At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America (New York: Random House, 2002...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 37–61.
Published: 01 September 2020
...: Selma and the Poetics of Representation Courtney R. Baker Camera Obscura 104, Volume 35, Number 2 doi 10.1215/02705346-8359506 © 2020 by Camera Obscura Published by Duke University Press 37 38 Camera Obscura push against interpretations of black history and representation that escaped inoculat[ion...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 11–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
...); and Fred Moten, In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003), 85 – 169. Lena Horne’s Impersona  •  39 4. Hazel V. Carby, Cultures in Babylon: Black Britain and African...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 71–113.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and democracy. The struggle against enduring American racism toward Blacks overshadowed discussions of American anti- Semitism as the more pressing issue in American culture. Evi- dence of this newfound central rhetoric appears in the first films...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of this figure, see Kimberly Snyder Manganelli,Transatlantic Spectacles of Race: The Tragic Mulatta and the Tragic Muse (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012). 5. See Toni Cade Bambara, “Reading the Signs, Empowering the Eye: Daughters of the Dust and the Black Independent...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 173–197.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Copyright © 2023 by Camera Obscura Published by Duke University Press 2023 affect Blackness affective politics Claudia Rankine Donald Trump When Johari Idusuyi was recorded reading Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric at a November 2015 Donald Trump rally, she had no idea her image...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
...: A Televised Life (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002), 17. 23. Kristal Brent Zook, Color by Fox: The Fox Network and the Revolution in Black Television (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 15, 18. 24. Phillip Brian Harper, Are We Not Men? Masculine Anxiety and the Problem of African...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 31–71.
Published: 01 May 2002
... American performers’ (in)ability to act situates “real” emotions in “real” black bodies; race supplements realism, providing firm ground for cinematic signification. At the same time, the representation of African American performers, particularly in the popular (white) press, parries the threat...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 151–179.
Published: 01 May 2004
... kung fu movie is Yuen Woo Ping's Tai Chi Master . Jet Li in Romeo Must Die (dir. Andrzej Bartkowiak, US, 2000) The Legend of the White-and-Yellow Black Man: Global Containment and Triangulated Racial Desire in Romeo Must Die James Kim How may I touch you across this chasm of flown...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 129–153.
Published: 01 May 2015
... has emerged not only in academic scholarship but also in the popular press. Writer Maurice Dolberry best summarizes the term as an undefined yet understood set of ideas about how black people should live positively and how we should define black American culture. Dolberry explains more specifically...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 1–41.
Published: 01 May 2004
..., “poster-girl” cases like Tucker’s might be recuperated so that her images work for, rather than against, the fight to stop the death penalty. Black men on death row rarely appear in the national press. If they do, it is most frequently as unidentified thumbnail mug shots, part...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
... but one that clearly resonates in the everyday perfor- Camera Obscura 92, Volume 31, Number 2 doi 10.1215/02705346-3592565 © 2016 by Camera Obscura Published by Duke University Press 27 28  •  Camera Obscura mance culture of African American women as well, was embraced by black geeks...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 87–113.
Published: 01 December 2022
.... Achille Mbembe, A Critique of Black Reason , trans. Laurent Dubois (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017), 17. 57. See Yusoff, A Billion Black Anthropocenes , 76. 56. Coetzee, “Mind of Apartheid,” 30. 55. See Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology (New York: D. Appleton, 1854...
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