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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Ariane Cruz Reading Jimi Hendrix: The Sex Tape and the dialogue surrounding it as a most fecund site for the collaborative laboring of black male sexuality, authenticity, and spectatorship, this article reveals the constitutive relationship between authenticity and spectatorship in the production...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 47–67.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Michael DeAngelis With Russell Crowe character attributes that might code the star as a narcissistic diva are recontextualized, constructing an authentic figure whose occasional acting out enhances his masculinity rather than feminizing him. This article contrasts the notion of the performer as an...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2016) 31 (1 (91)): 175–185.
Published: 01 May 2016
... filmmaking process and the filming subjects, demonstrating self-reflexive performativity more than transparent authenticity. It is such performativity that mediates between the past and the present, between the individual and the collective. As a participatory performance of filmmaking, the Folk Memory...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
... close reading of two autoethnographic photographs follows, which suggests that the visual rhetoric of immediacy that permeates and surrounds the film conceals a more complex set of transactions that draw on the enduring ethnographic mythology of the mimetic child to authenticate the project of the film...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2015) 30 (2 (89)): 29–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., this article considers what digital cinema's capacity to create “original” performances means for questions regarding the real, the authentic, and the performer's aura. Virtual performers bring contemporary culture to a new extreme of celebrity commodification. With performances separated from the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161–187.
Published: 01 December 2015
...: by way of extremity, the new film trend foregrounds sensation, which in its aesthetic immediacy provides the point of access to a more authentic reality. This article argues that such a perspective forecloses the complex formal strategies that characterize the films, thus neglecting the crucial role...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2007) 22 (2 (65)): 127–133.
Published: 01 September 2007
... identification an authentically queer relation to Judy is barred to the lesbian; the lesbian I can only reach Judy by passing through gay men. Now, on one level, I do not mind this lesbian bar since I am suspicious of demands for identity-as-authenticity, whether those demands issue from homo-affirmative...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2000) 15 (2 (44)): 41–73.
Published: 01 September 2000
... the “real self.” Whenever we regard an identity as authentic, we base our assumption not only on the belief that images can pro- vide essential copies of reality, but also that we can somehow cir- cumvent the paradox of looking at ourselves looking. What...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1992) 10 (1 (28)): 262–289.
Published: 01 January 1992
... natural history museum, the carte de uisite, the colonial postcard, and even the zoo that exhibited humans, that reassured the Western public about the reality and localization of the “Savage.” These pur- portedly authentic reconstructions of the indigenous village began in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 160–164.
Published: 01 May 2008
... role of change and transformation in your star image does reflect the performative aspect of the diva, a feeling of authenticity, not artifice, is at the heart of the love I’ve felt for you over the past thirty years. Godard, Gorin, and many other men can only see a commer- cialized...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 186–191.
Published: 01 December 1982
.... Godard on display at the Walker: what is the nature of the relation of exchange which he establishes with his audience? The experience which the museum proposes is that of the authentic and the unique. The artwork as commodity thus presents itself as a value alien to the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134–153.
Published: 01 September 1995
... such as Jody Watley, Janet Jackson, and Salt N Pepa. Consequently, Whitney Houston’s performance style provokes skepticism about her race and her authenticity because she does not resemble typical R&B singers, nor does she resemble the typical white 138 popular singer. Specific examples of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., authentic “sex,” a claim that has grown more tenuous as the indus- try becomes more and more mainstream. In a cultural moment characterized by what Linda Williams refers to as “on/scenity,” rather than obscenity, the industry must continue to innovate and preserve its dominance over real sex...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 41–72.
Published: 01 September 1991
... ): 74 –88. Dyer , Richard “Don't Look Now.” Screen 23.3–4 (Sept.-Oct. 1982 ): 61 –73. Dyer , Richard “A Star is Born and the Construction of Authenticity.” Star Signs: Papers from a Weekend Workshop . London: BFI Education, 1982 . 13 –22. Dyer , Richard Stars . London...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 1985
... or those in the Third World objects of contempt, the newer approach has been to search for a “lost authenticity,” a solution she considers as problematic as the first. Suggesting, then, that women of color-including herself- internalize and accept the dominant language in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 69–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
... valuable asset, her perceived authenticity. “I can’t dredge up the sincerity any- more,” she tells her immovable Svengali, begging him to give her some time to gather herself. Indeed, in the next scene we see the enormous effort it takes her to dredge up the sincerity as she sits alone in front of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2005) 20 (3 (60)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., which holds an American-born Chinese actress responsible for supposedly authentic, realistic, or posi- tive depictions of China through screen acting. The discourse of representation was naturalized in two steps. First, Wong was consistently identified and conflated with her roles. Second, these...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 71–99.
Published: 01 May 2015
... News profile, Candi Kalp of Easton, Massa- chusetts, came clean. Demonstrating reality television’s engage- ment with the distinction between the scripted and the impro- vised, the unusual and the ordinary, and the exaggerated and the authentic, Kalp admitted to watching an average of twenty...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2003) 18 (1 (52)): 129–155.
Published: 01 May 2003
.... It is the body of Markod on which the narrative turns, a body that because it is primitive is necessarily part of a narrative seen as authentic. Bontoc Eulogy, like King Kong (dir. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, US, 1933), is a travel narrative, but from the point of view not of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2008) 23 (3 (69)): 35–79.
Published: 01 December 2008
... exist more as points along a continuum than as a mutually exclusive polarity, and the performance of either invari- ably carries with it all the ambiguities of that range. The perceived antinomy between fetishism and authenticity is frustrating because it fails to understand that the two forms of...