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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Alessandra Raengo This essay pursues an understanding of the blackness of black cinema that is unhinged from the body of the maker or the content of the image. It does so by reading blackness through the visual paradigm of the shadow — that is, as a blackness that cannot, other than ideologically...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 129–153.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Kristen J. Warner This article explores the interstitial spaces between positive and negative representations of black womanhood on reality television. It argues that regardless of the presence of supposedly positive images in media, if audiences choose to see black women as “loud,” the symbolic...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2001) 15 (3 (45)): 227–265.
Published: 01 December 2001
...-265=40pg 4/18/01 4:05 PM Page 226 Mercedes de Acosta (1934). Courtesy of the Rosenbach Museum & Library. 07-White.sh 226-265=40pg 4/18/01 4:05 PM Page 227 Black and White: Mercedes de Acosta’s Glorious...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2003) 18 (2 (53)): 27–55.
Published: 01 September 2003
... filmmakers have depicted transformations in the meaning of public, paid work since World War II. Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis in Unbreakable (dir. M. Night Shyamalan, US, 2000) Hoodoo Economics: White Men’s Work and Black Men’s Magic in Contemporary American Film Heather J. Hicks In a...
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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 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Katherine Fusco Using recent work from philosophy, film studies, and economics, this article analyzes two instances of star discourse — Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan and Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience — to identify an emerging trend in contemporary cinema. I argue that these...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 77–107.
Published: 01 September 2013
... article looks at these documentaries to explore black female subjectivity, with the trope of adoption acting as an organizing narrative principle. Adoption is treated as a metaphor of sorts, and one that might dislocate the primacy of traditional moralizing about what it means (not) to be a mother. In...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1995) 12 (3 (36)): 12–31.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Deborah R. Grayson Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 My head. Photo by Charles Moore. Is it Fake?: Black Women’s Hair as Spectacle and Spec(tac)ular Deborah R. Grayson But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1995) 12 (3 (36)): 32–48.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Joy James Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 Stephen Rea and Jaye Davidson in The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992) Black Femmes Fatales and Sexual Abuse in Progressive “White” Cinema: Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa and The Crying Game Joy lames Neil Jordan’s American...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2004) 19 (1 (55)): 151–179.
Published: 01 May 2004
... is Yuen Woo Ping's Tai Chi Master . Jet Li in Romeo Must Die (dir. Andrzej Bartkowiak, US, 2000) The Legend of the White-and-Yellow Black Man: Global Containment and Triangulated Racial Desire in Romeo Must Die James Kim How may I touch you across this chasm of flown things? —Li...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1990) 8 (2 (23)): 8–41.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Mary Carbine Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 “The Finest Outside the Loop”: Motion Picture Exhibition in Chicago’s Black Metropolis, 1905-1928 Mary Carbine In 1905 the first black-owned movie theater, Motts Pekin Temple, opened in the section of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2017) 32 (1 (94)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Sara Saljoughi This article examines the problem of collectivity in Forugh Farrokhzad's The House Is Black ( Khaneh siah ast , Iran, 1962), an experimental film set in a leper colony in northwestern Iran. Focusing on the film's experiments with form, the article explores how the development of new...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2018) 33 (1 (97)): 29–55.
Published: 01 May 2018
... manifest as unreadable noise, interventions on the print page that produce a technological feminine. Situated alongside ANT (actor-network theory), media theory, and cyborg feminism, the technological feminine gestures at the limits of these attempts to de–black box media, insisting on an irreducible noise...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 117–147.
Published: 01 December 2014
... ( Janis Carter). The Woman on Pier 13 (dir. Robert Stevenson, US, 1950) The Red and the Black: Gender, Genre, and the Romance of (Anti)Communism in The Woman on Pier 13 Robert Miklitsch The political agents of the Kremlin abroad continue to beat out the feminist drums in full...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2002) 17 (1 (49)): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2002
... parents who value the romantic and sexual instincts— who like the old-fashioned way of making babies enough to merit medicine’s gift of laboratory conception. Jonas has used his ill- gotten profit to buy a fleet of black minivans that telegraph his evil as unimaginatively as the red pickup assures us of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Rebecca Wanzo Issa Rae's web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011–13), initially posted on YouTube, and Lena Dunham's Girls (HBO, 2012–) are examples of the precarious-girl comedy in the new millennium. These sitcoms depict women experiencing a prolonged girlhood produced not only...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2008) 23 (2 (68)): 41–66.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Catherine Zimmer This essay explores Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman (1997) in the context of reflexive practice in film. The film has been variously approached as queer cinema, women's autobiographical and documentary cinema, and black cinema; this essay emphasizes how one might add to all of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
... “written in lighting” by Griffith, they also systematically engage in, and attempt to disguise, their own insidious racial exploitation, both onscreen and offscreen. Constructed to incite and assuage anxieties about the transgression of boundaries between black and white, male and female, and adult and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... Taking those close-ups alongside Girl 6 's interpolation of 1970s blaxploitation film and television, this article argues that the film is as concerned with the elision of public and private spaces for racially marked figures as it is with the reduction of positive black representation to commodified...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2018) 33 (3 (99)): 75–101.
Published: 01 December 2018
... man and mother to an Afro-German daughter named Achieng. Inspired by Obama’s own experiences, a central focus of the film is the personal effects of racism on black immigrant women and the fungibility of black lives in postunification Germany where political rhetoric has contributed to an atmosphere...