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Camera Obscura (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 (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 188–190.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Extremity: Cinema, Theory, Mediation. No. 90: pp. 161 – 87 Matt Tierney The Terror That Makes One Whatever One Is: Sterling Hayden’s Emotional Testimonies. No. 89: pp. 157 – 87 Kristen J. Warner They Gon’ Think You Loud Regardless: Ratchetness, Reality Television, and Black...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 89–123.
Published: 01 September 2015
... consti- tute a new frontier for iconography and the dissemination of ideo- logically charged images. The iconography of black womanhood has been historically racist, and games easily risk replicating those models and stereotypes.25 However, BioShock Infinite  does the important work of chal...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 6–11.
Published: 01 September 1995
... their representation in visual and cultural media. They have fought to deploy diverse images of Black womanhood. Through an analysis of film, television, art, and beauty culture, among other media, the essays in this special issue of Camera Obscura on Black women, spectatorship, and visual culture speak...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 11–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
... between the two conventional ideas of Negro womanhood: the ‘good,’ quiet Negro woman who scrubbed and cooked and was a respectable servant — and the whore.”20 Horne’s frustration about the subject positions available to black women in the public sphere was shaped by her experi- ences in Hollywood...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 1–41.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., on the horizon, we begin to discern a number of tiny black figures toward which we accompany the rider. Gradually it is revealed that these figures are in fact several dozen young women engaged in a bicycle race, their black chadors billowing in the wind as they pedal. The breathtaking mobility...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 202–223.
Published: 01 September 1991
... of Letty’s disorderly conduct and its tension between the spectacle of female comic performance and the logic of narrative resolution. “The Scepter of Sovereignty Is in the Hands of the Weaker Sex”: Wild Women, the Sentimental Novel and the Cult of True Womanhood...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 212–214.
Published: 01 December 2003
... 2003 Books Received Ascheid, Antje. Hitler’s Heroines: Stardom and Womanhood in Nazi Cinema. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003. Bailey, David A., and Gilane Tawadros, eds. Veil: Veiling, Representation, and Contemporary Art. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003. Baker...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
...- rounding his eyes, and white chaplike leggings (with feet!) that leave his penis exposed. Keyes’s martial face paint and jewelry enforce his signification as warrior and racial-­sexual predator symbolizing the greater historical threat of black male sexuality to the cult of white womanhood...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
...-­American Identity (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996), 163. Racialized Gendered Affect in Real Housewives 181 25. Kristen J. Warner, They Gon Think You Loud Regardless: Ratchetness, Reality Television, and Black Womanhood, Camera Obscura, no. 88 (2015): 144 46. 26. Warner, Who Gon Check Me...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2022
... with Black womanhood.” 47 Even though racism is at the root of Black girls’ early adultification, the inability to see Black girls as children with innocence worthy of acknowledging and protecting extends across races, ethnicities, and cultures. Such widespread misrecognition makes Black girls more...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2005
...-screen meditation on the relationship between black cultural tradition and the museum, Baltimore (2003), and the installations in which Chantal Akerman recycles her own cinematic history (D’est [From the East, 1995] and Woman Sitting after Killing [2001 Even where there are no explicit intertexts...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 50–72.
Published: 01 January 1990
... than simply a historical opposition or succession -consumerism as the death-blow to Victorian ideals of womanhood- the cult of domesticity might have constituted a proto-consumerist mentality to begin with (as Ann Douglas argues with regard to cL~entimentali~t’’women’s fiction).14...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 102–123.
Published: 01 September 1993
.... . . Susan Brownmiller’ Designing Women revolves around the lives of four white, varyingly middle-class Southern women who run an interior design firm, Sugar- baker’s, in Atlanta. (They are also aided by a black, ex-con, delivery man-turned-partner, but more on Anthony...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 45–93.
Published: 01 May 2000
... production companies. Both have been credited with transforming the situation comedy, making it more complex and more responsive to the social and political changes resulting from the civil rights and black power movements and the burgeon- ing feminist movement...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 197–227.
Published: 01 December 2001
... 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 her career moved into the fea- ture film era...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 159–195.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Arriving in America from Berlin in 1922, with a $3,000-per- week Paramount contract, and long famed for her coal-black hair, camellia-white complexion, and fiery temperament, she was Hollywood’s first imported international star. —“Pola Negri,” Who’s Who in Hollywood Historically positioned as she...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 107–139.
Published: 01 December 2023
...’ Think You Loud Regardless: Ratchetness, Reality Television, and Black Womanhood,” Camera Obscura , no. 88 (2015): 129–53. 50. Rebecca Wanzo, “Precarious-Girl Comedy: Issa Rae, Lena Dunham, and Abjection Aesthetics,” Camera Obscura , no. 92 (2016): 27–59. 51. As Insecure is loosely...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 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 child, Temple's...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 84–117.
Published: 01 September 1995
...-and the odds are extremely slim that you will see any depictions at all of African women. As Nigerian literary critic Molara Ogundipe-Leslie notes, the black woman’s absence is “taken for granted The few instances in which African women are represented on the commercial or even the art house...