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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 63–93.
Published: 01 December 2011
... a fundamental shift in the older conception of the performance artwork as a unique event. The article explores the way in which both reperformance and pornography are characterized by a mode of reception in which a document of a past performance becomes the occasion for the creation of new affect in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 25–59.
Published: 01 September 2012
... films are both recognizable to and somewhat outside world cinema categories, I suggest ways of reading the spectral affects of the films that account for the complex, conflicting forms of spirituality, eroticism, and transgression that make them so popular with their audiences. This type of a reading...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2016) 31 (3 (93)): 5–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... material object of research, and it attempts, instead, to account for affect. In the absence of a complete audiovisual record, the passionate sites of embodied feeling experienced, remembered, and misremembered by the subjects of this history (including the author) become a way to reinscribe this history...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Pier Dominguez This article examines Bravo's Real Housewives franchise (2006–) to theorize the aesthetic, affective, and performance qualities of docusoap televisuality. It argues that the franchise functions through a financial and affective economy of “money shots,” or moments of predictably...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2004) 19 (2 (56)): 105–139.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Lyndon ” will appear in Kubrick in Perspective , a forthcoming collection from Cambridge University Press. Free Indirect Affect in Cassavetes’ Opening Night and Faces Homay King How to make the affect echo? —Roland Barthes, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes In the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2010) 25 (1 (73)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2010
...-Philosophy and Theory & Event . From Blade Runner (dir. Ridley Scott, US, 1982) Affects of the Gaze: Post-Oedipal Desire and the Traversal of Fantasy in Blade Runner Richard Pope Despite the vagaries of the film and its reception, within the uni- versity a consensus...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 101–127.
Published: 01 May 2015
... defending the show's use of “guido.” This notion of care needs to be understood in a double sense: care as a regimen of behaviors, or an ethos, and care as a set of affections, or feeling. On Jersey Shore “taking care of oneself” does not just involve certain affect-techniques but is itself a technology, in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
... contribute to a nuanced meditation on women's experience of conjugal and family life. While much of the literature on melodrama draws on psychoanalysis and theories of spatiality, this article develops three distinct yet interrelated temporal and affective readings: Mikhail Bakhtin's dialogism and Virginia...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2016) 31 (3 (93)): 141–151.
Published: 01 December 2016
... perspectives. Such issues include the process of urban redevelopment in Seoul, the global environmental crisis, utopian aspirations in the neoliberal economy, and the Korean authorities' ideological control of citizenship. The collective's imperative to engender sensory and affective engagement with these...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 71–99.
Published: 01 May 2015
... instrumental to theorizing addictive spectatorship, a concept that takes seriously the notion that television may act affectively as a drug. Recovery television, it claims, helps viewers negotiate their own relationship to television consumption. Furthermore, such a negotiation augments notions of neoliberal...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 33–61.
Published: 01 December 2017
... diversity, these co-constructing representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality maintain whiteness as sexual modernity’s affective core. Modern Family thus expresses the ideological contours of mainstream diversity politics. However, its narrative efforts to synthesize its contradictions reflect the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2019) 34 (2): 41–69.
Published: 01 September 2019
....” It asks: How do activist media (makers) respond to the appropriation of liberal values? What language—visual, affective, political—do they use to remain morally and aesthetically legible to a wider public and majoritarian decision-makers while insisting on the need for structural transformation? To...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 25 (3 (75)): 29–67.
Published: 01 December 2011
...,” viewers and critics are unaware of the extent to which the film draws on Bollywood's affective economy, generic idioms, and performance traditions. Few would recognize that the heroine Satine's transformation from conniving showgirl to tragic heroine recalls the tawaif (courtesan) figure in popular Hindi...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... The article concludes by arguing that Born into Brothels puts to work the immaterial or affective labor of children in the production of cultural commodities as a humane and “empowering” alternative to coerced sex work. This move to mobilize the child as a new figure of economic promise indicates the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 173–181.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Carmen Durán and Lourdes Luján who challenge the power of corporate globalization as they struggle to ameliorate its affects and rebuild their lives and their communities. In this interview, Funari and de la Torre discuss their close collaboration with maquiladora workers/community activists, some of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
... citizenship as a legal status and affective performance of the subject desiring citizenship. Camera Obscura 2010 Ani Maitra is a graduate student in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, with interests in queer diasporic film and literature, working at the intersection of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
... into alignment. What this essay explores is a certain perversion of these forms of temporal matching — or what I am calling queer sound tracks: image-sound relations unfixed in ways that are not only dynamic aesthetically but that also evoke an affective, diachronic bond to the past. What is heard...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2013) 28 (3 (84)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2013
... pleasurable investments of certain communities of viewers. Wood's and Doty's “low” archives were their own personal experiences and contingent affective responses. These are the very foundations of queer theory, grounded in what Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick identified as antihomophobic critical practice, that Wood...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2014
... style. The article concludes by briefly tracing Girl 6 's representational logics through Lee's controversial She Hate Me (US, 2004), which again uses the spectacle of sexual availability to underscore the creation of the private sphere as affective labor. Ultimately, this article argues that, in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the film, which is itself precisely structured as a palindromic procession into and back through a series of mirrored spaces. Faces become more prominent in the film's second half, tasked less to reveal character than to convey graphic, affective, and historical tensions pertinent to the film's...