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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 115–147.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Emily Shelton A Star Is Porn: Corpulence, Comedy, and the Homosocial Cult of Adult Film Star Ron Jeremy Emily Shelton In a 1995 episode of MTV’s Beavis and Butthead, “Career Day,” the eponymous, flatulent, nose-picking adolescent duo take their usual spot on the couch and watch...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 29–61.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jennifer Moorman The seemingly paradoxical phenomenon of mainstream alt-porn belies ostensible distinctions between industrial pornography and its alternatives. These corporate iterations of alt-porn—an initially grassroots, oppositional, community-based form of adult filmmaking—tend to interweave...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Anna E. Ward As faces become ubiquitous on the Web through social networking sites and YouTube, it is perhaps no surprise that an adult, subscription-based Web site has emerged seeking to capitalize on investing faces with sexual meaning. This article engages in a close examination of the Web site...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Ara Osterweil In an era of motion picture history that forbade the representation of explicit adult sexuality and interracial romance, the appeal of Shirley Temple's innocent yet erotic persona was instrumentalized by the film industry as an important box office draw and powerful ideological weapon...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 127–155.
Published: 01 May 2012
... her studio, Twentieth Century-Fox, actively worked to suppress. Numerous scholars and critics have pointed to Temple's covert sexual appeal as a means of exposing the workings of power on the child. However, in doing so they also reinforce a definition of innocence that serves to police adult behavior...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 41–59.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Emma Wilson Abstract Kung-fu Master! ( Le petit amour , France, 1988) arises from a story by Jane Birkin, where an adult woman and a teenage boy fall in love. Birkin's story was meant to be realized as one of the dramatized sequences of Jane B. by Agnès V. ( Jane B. par Agnès V. , France, 1988...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 169–193.
Published: 01 May 1988
... strategies reflect the process of making sense of program materials. As a parent, I felt I might bring special insight to the discussion. While “Kidspeak” proves highly resistent to adult interpretation and, as we will see, works to create an autonomous space for children, my prior exposure to the...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 1990
..., in his investigations of fantasy structures, argued that childhood was not only the source of the psychic dynamics of adult identity but also something that the adult is always reworking, re-imagining and re- fabricating according to the demands of repres~ion.~Whether we take...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Fan Culture Ewan Kirkland At the 2012 BronyCon, a convention for adult and adolescent male fans of the animated series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (MLP- FIM, syndicated, 2010 – ), showrunner Lauren Faust addressed a cheering crowd in a heartfelt expression of gratitude. As she...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 60–91.
Published: 01 May 1996
... twelve to seventeen, and the fourth favorite of those aged six to eleven.' Yet just as quickly as it developed a loyal following, which included many adults as well as kids, The Simpsons also devel- oped a harshly critical anti-fandom whose members found the program to exert a corrupting influence on...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 6–35.
Published: 01 December 1986
... adults plotting to kill millions of American children in Halloween 111). Over a ten-year period, the horror film has obliquely moved from the representation of children as “terrors” to children as terrorized, Un- natural “natural” infants or demonically-possessed children become...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 132–145.
Published: 01 September 1983
... leaves for a lengthy cure. Paulina stays home on her own, going to school and working. The Welfare Office becomes interested in the case. Is it permissible for a child to live like an adult? Can she be responsible for herself or is she becoming anti-social? Paulina takes in the orphan, Blues, which...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 151–152.
Published: 01 May 1981
.... She is a member of the Histoire d’Elles collective. Susan Clayton has taught English, Film, Media, and Women’s Stud- ies courses in Adult and Further Education since 1976. She is a mem- ber of the Independent Filmmakers Association (London), and helped to organize the 1980 IFA National...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 197–227.
Published: 01 December 2001
... are ambigu- ously inscribed with characteristics of both child and adult woman, as a “child-woman.” As I will show, even when she ostensi- bly is cast as an adult, the grown-up Mary Pickford registers as an adolescent “girl” or a child-woman ambiguously poised between childhood and womanhood. As...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2001
... here direct attention toward changing cultural definitions of femininity and the functional uses of the categories “girl” and “woman.” For stars whose femininity was deemed “adult,” maturity might be figured in terms of an inescapable historical inheritance. In the essay “Immigrant Stardom in...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 131–136.
Published: 01 September 1977
... Maisie then make theirfictions acrossastructure of look- ing. But why the look asfiction ?In Mangoltc's film we see 'Maisie's' vision of the adult world around her: fragments of gesture, speech, touch, glance. Maisiejust looks; we ('behind' her) constitute these diverse signs as...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 92–111.
Published: 01 May 1992
... late 1991, for in July of that year, Paul Reubens-“Pee-wee Herman” of television and movie fame-was arrested at a Sarasota, Florida, adult movie theater for allegedly masturbating in view of several undercover police officers, and the ensuing media coverage was widespread and intensive...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
... does not strut and pop, nor does she coyly insert an index finger into her mouth. Instead, she laughs and calls out to the camera- men, stands square to the photographers, and turns to straighten her train.1 The occasion is the 2010 Adult Video News (AVN) Camera Obscura 82, Volume 28...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 133–154.
Published: 01 May 1988
... redistribution of parts and players by the puppetry producer. . . . James Joyce, Finnegans Wake What goes on in Pee-wee’s Playhouse? What goes on outside Pee- wee’s Playhouse? On the inside we have the hi-tech, low-taste spectacle of sexually ambiguous adults, not...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
... social institutions that have contributed to these gender norms, it is not surprising that they have emerged repeatedly in marketing research with female youth and have therefore been utilized in adults’ design (and purchase) of girls’ consumer products, espe- cially toys and other leisure goods...