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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 41–69.
Published: 01 May 2015
... convergence, the article maps the supplemental transactions between the medial inscription of liveness and the biopolitical imperative to make live. It argues that reality TV's preoccupation with the obese body functions as a mechanism for the negotiation and containment of the medium's own anxieties over its...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of neoliberalism demonstrates that embodiment in digital image networks emerges as a mode of intervention into the biopolitics of memory. Embodiment becomes the ghost in the machine of the film’s vision of neoliberal labor and memory markets. By focusing on the particular aesthetic means by which the film thinks...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 63–91.
Published: 01 May 2017
... be read in the current context of biopolitics. The author contends that many critical analyses of Abramović's performance, which focus on details of the performer's personal history, have not adequately addressed such political questions regarding her work. Drawing on the documentary film Marina Abramović...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... Cuarón's film deploys certain cinematic strategies to represent difference: from disjunctures between sound and image and a cinematic obsession with lingering on “incidental” details that lends them allegorical significance to an extended chase sequence. The place of race and biopolitics in this film...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 41–73.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and the exploitation of bodily secretions such as tears, sweat, and fingernails. Drawing on the writings of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, I argue that Rottenberg's works meditate on how women's bodies are reshaped and rendered productive by the shift from industrial production to “biopolitical production.” Camera...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., independent white hetero femininity that indexed several entangled biopolitical concerns of the early 1960s: the remnants of the lavender scare, the burgeoning feminist movement, and the changing status of whiteness in postwar America. The essay explores the way in which this white femininity was produced...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 95–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to war and technologies of death, and, second, as a biopolitical dilemma, psychically dam- aged and physically partial refugees, whose deviations from the physiological norm bring them under medical surveillance in the Camera Obscura 76, Volume 26, Number 1 doi 1 0 . 1 2 1 5 / 0 2 7 0 5 3 4...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
... on Judge Judy?  •  187 * Theoretical explorations in post-­9/11 America prompt us to take Michel Foucault’s cue and extend his model of biopolitical con- trol. The (heterosexual) family, we now know, is no longer the sole instrument of “governmentality” wielded...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 188–190.
Published: 01 December 2015
... – 59 Misha Kavka Sex on the Shore: Care and the Ethics of License in Jersey Shore. No. 88: pp. 101 – 27 Misha Kavka, see Lynne Joyrich, Misha Kavka, and Brenda R. Weber Michael Litwack Making Television Live: Mediating Biopolitics in Obesity Programming. No. 88: pp. 41 – 69...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 290–291.
Published: 01 January 1992
... Contributors Anne Balsamo teaches in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her most recent publications examine the cultural logic of cyberspace and the biopolitics of the virtual body. She is currently working on a book...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 59–63.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., sexualized, animalized others have come to prefigure both the risky future and the pres- ent to be transcended. These biopolitical practices normalize the self’s nonhu- man becomings as the decisive technology of risk management in the time of counterterrorism.7 Giorgio Agamben maps the zone...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 109–137.
Published: 01 May 2020
... it are constitutive of ethi- cal whiteness. By exalting and celebrating white female embodi- ment as agents of the state and policing, these films brilliance is enhanced by their understanding of gender as the site of libera- tion par excellence a biopolitical move that transcends whiteness through gender...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 187–193.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Alexander R. Galloway, “Black Box, Black Bloc,” in Communization and Its Discontents: Contestation, Critique, and Contemporary Struggles, ed. Benjamin Noys (Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia, 2011), 237 – 52. 2. Paul B. Preciado, Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2020
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 141–151.
Published: 01 December 2016
... hand, the group’s transformation of the gi-­postures into instructions for survival reveals that the forms of governing citizens’ security in contemporary society have corporeal and biopolitical dimensions, however powerless they may be in the catastrophe that the society has produced...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 77–105.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., once again, an inquiry into “the woman question” and the revolution’s betrayed promises for woman. Eastern Europe is rarely the focus of a biopolitical investiga- tion because, as a result of long-sedimented Cold War perceptions, the very phrase “Eastern Europe” is associated...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the pathological study of addiction are aware of their proposals as a potential measure of new biopolitics. For example, Patrick J. Carnes and Marie Wilson emphasize that an individual’s trespassing of an accepted moral norm is not considered an addiction. Rather, an individual arrives at a stage...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
... filmmaking, which she now combines with her interest in biopolitics, ethnography, and technicity. Her doctoral dissertation, titled “Automatic Ethnography: Otherness, Indexicality, and Humanitarian Visual Media,” investigates the emergence and persistence of autoethnography as a visual technology...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 96–119.
Published: 01 May 1993
... in the modalities of power and the gradual establishment of what Foucault terms “biopolitics. ”I7 Biopower is that organization of power, coincident with the development of the modern nation state, the capitalist economy, and the modern division of labor, which grad- 106 ually comes to replace the rule...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 139–159.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of production. Yet in Hostel, the metaphor of the neoliberal, globalized factory as a biopolitical site of exploitation by a wealthy elite becomes provocatively literal: the wealthy pay human traffickers vast sums of money to torture young tourists to death on the site of an empty factory in Eastern Europe...