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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 163–193.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Arnika Fuhrmann This essay investigates Buddhist-Muslim intimacies and coexistence in Thailand in order to complicate recent discussions of the relation of religion to gender and sexual freedoms. It is concerned with contributing a new, Southeast Asian perspective to a prominent strain of...
Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 91–121.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Noor Al-Qasimi This article focuses on shampoo advertising for Saudi Arabian Television. It examines the ways in which shampoo advertisements produced for Saudi Arabian Television employ techniques to introduce and maintain codes of modesty in the construction of the Muslim female subject on-screen...
Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Ellen McLarney This article charts Beyoncé’s multimedia intervention into the politics of the Trump presidency as she draws on the work of black Muslim and Latinx artists to challenge white monopolies on representation in the Breitbart era. It specifically looks at the political interventions...
Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 107–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Middle East. This article examines how Benlyazid's first feature at once engages and resists the burdens of representation that accrue to it as it circulates transnationally. Alternately proposing and withholding insights into Muslim women's lives, Benlyazid's film strives to adapt mainstream narrative...
Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 109–137.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Dead Muslims social death writ large have been very good to Hollywood. This new visual trend in which white women bury Muslims in democracy s graveyard reveals that while ethical indifference has always been the engine of white supremacy, white- ness now relies on a particular ethical formation...
Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., Number 1 Published by Duke University Press 107 108 • Camera Obscura independence on 15 August 1947 took place in the midst of dev- astating communal violence and mass migration, as Hindus and Sikhs left the newly established Pakistan for India and Muslims traveled to Pakistan. During what...
Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 4–25.
Published: 01 May 1993
... which Muslim women embody in the Euramerican figuration of the “Orient”: “Why the Orient seems still to suggest not only fecundity but sexual promise (and threat), untiring sensuality, unlimited desire, deep gen- erative energies, is something on which one could speculate...
Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 154–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Hindu devotees returning from a pilgrimage was falsely attributed to Muslim fundamentalists, leading to a pogrom in the state of Gujarat that ended with the death of 790 Muslims and 240 Hindus. Narendra Modi, then chief minister of Gujarat and current prime minister of India, didn t take action to...
Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2005
... currently completing a monograph on the representation of Arab/Muslim women in contemporary literature and visual media. A rare glimpse of Tahereh’s face in Through the Olive Trees (Zire darakhatan zeyton) (dir. Abbas Kiarostami, France/ Iran, 1994). Courtesy Artifi cial Eye Women in a Widening Frame...
Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 149–157.
Published: 01 December 2012
... imaginary village in Lebanon resolve to curtail the male- dominated strife between their Christian and Muslim families. The lm begins with women marching in unison down a dirt road after a burial, covered in black garb that disguises their religious differences as they synchronously sway to a...
Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 105–149.
Published: 01 September 2000
... axes of the rural/urban, Muslim/secular, and traditional/modern.14 His first thirty-minute short, Song of the Rug, received first prize at the Moscow Film Festival in 1978 and depicted the growing political solidarity of local rug manufactur- ers in rural...
Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 175–185.
Published: 01 September 2016
... veiling women in a number of Muslim countries indicates the universal oppression of women through sexual segregation is not only analytically reductive, but also proves to be quite useless when it comes to the elaboration of oppositional political strategy.” This...
Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 109–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., and televisual representation can indeed lie, can create systems of judgment.10 Indeed, it is largely through these media that the new racial category of “terrorist,” or as Leela Fernandes puts it, “dark-skinned men (who are assumed to be of Middle Eastern or South Asian Muslim descent has...
Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 41–69.
Published: 01 December 2003
... legal structures inscribe that body. How- ever, I would argue that many feminist critiques fail to move beyond the body. Hence the outrage at cultural practices whose impact is felt directly on the body, such as the resurgence of hijab or veiling across the Muslim world, the rare but in some...
Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 52–76.
Published: 01 September 1996
... Black Muslim minister, he refused to be drafted into the US Army and he was subsequently banned from practicing his craft anywhere in the world for more than three years. Animated as Ali's opposition to the Vietnam war was by his commitment to the Nation of Islam, it was motivated by more explicitly...
Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 1–41.
Published: 01 May 2007
Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 93–127.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of French feminism and women migrants to France from Muslim countries, Benguigui’s flm appears to display affnities with the aforementioned retour du politique (return of politics) identifed in contemporary French cinema. That trend, Susan Hayward suggests, should more...
Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 177–207.
Published: 01 May 2009
... culture of the veil, such as that of the Algerian Muslim insurgency, the women express their power by trading one form of public invisibility (traditional dress) for another (Western dress). Through its framing of the female terrorist, the film exposes the power relations of the local and the...
Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 84–117.
Published: 01 September 1995
... in those (primarily Muslim) countries where the persistence of male-dominated customs still makes it difficult for uncircumcised young women to marry, for instance. Ogundipe-Leslie identifies an ancillary sociopolitical problem that may be a contributing factor to the...
Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 41–71.
Published: 01 December 2009
... victim- hood has distressing and traumatic consequences not only for the Palestinian people but also for Arab Jews, the Jewish Mizrahim, who have migrated to Israel from Arab and Muslim countries. Zionist historiography has paid very little attention to the history of the Jews from...