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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1995) 12 (2 (35)): 52–84.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Caryl Flinn Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 Pink Flamingos (John Waters, 1982). New Line Cinema Corp. The Deaths of Camp Caryl Flinn This piece was written in loving memory of Jim McLaughlin, who was supposed to have debated...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 129–153.
Published: 01 May 2015
... ghetto and more world-worn than camp, is a fitting descriptor for many of the women on reality series such as VH1's Basketball Wives (2010–13) and Love and Hip Hop (2011–) and their respective spinoffs, Basketball Wives LA (2011–) and Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta (2012–). By no means does the article...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
... article demonstrates how the program's interest in staging the excess of racialized gender is structured through a white racial imaginary, which is contested by cast members in each season's reunion episode. The article ends with a consideration of the way in which queer of color camp affectively...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2018) 33 (1 (97)): 139–169.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Nguyen Tan Hoang The essay examines a tropical manifestation of camp deployed by queer independent filmmakers in Thailand in response to virulent censorship measures. Through close analysis of performances and films produced between 2000 and 2010 by Michael Shaowanasai and Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
... life of a stranger. The forced and unpredictable movement of individuals from the now depopulated Palestinian towns, villages, and holy sites into refugee camps and diasporas evidences the queering of modern Palestinian identity in this sense. The emotion or impression that one is a perpetual stranger...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2008) 23 (3 (69)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2008
... popular to have appealed exclusively to a gay audience. Despite their evident camp value today, peplum films appear to have been principally aimed at, and consumed by, straight adolescent males. The peplum largely adopts three strategies, not always consistent among themselves, to address its problematic...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1984) 4 (3 (12)): 162–163.
Published: 01 December 1984
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2007) 22 (2 (65)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2007
...-mama of Us All: Divas and the Cultural Logic of Late Ca(m)pitalism Edward R. O’Neill I was never erotic. I was snotty. — Marlene Dietrich, Marlene First you’re another sloe-eyed vamp, then someone’s mother, then you’re camp. —  Stephen Sondheim, “I’m Still Here” Performative...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1988) 6 (2 (17)): 133–154.
Published: 01 May 1988
... gay camp aesthetic (5). It is precisely this last point about the “irreverent gay camp aesthetic” that needs to be brought more into focus. Perhaps with Pee-wee’s Playhouse it is not a case of “disguised allusions,” or latent meanings put there in the text to be...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1983) 4 (2 (11)): 120–131.
Published: 01 September 1983
... issues. The conference program consisted ofseven panels over three days, with time alloted for discussion. The panels bore distinct titles and elaborated different areas: "Gay Film Discourse: Kitsch and Camp, Politics and Aesthetics," "Lesbian Images in Media," "Ideology...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 125–143.
Published: 01 September 1991
... heterosexualized cross- gender identification will be juxtaposed or co-exist with more pro- gressive queer reworkings of the masculine and the feminine.8 Of course, the possibility of reading the Pee-wee texts’ presentation of queerness and/as gender in a camp register makes coming to an...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1992) 10 (2 (29)): 91–129.
Published: 01 May 1992
... Department’s Committee on Training Camp Activities; performed by a supporting cast of enlisted men; filmed by cameramen from the Medical Department of the Army; and distributed jointly by ASHA and the USPHS, the film was, not surprisingly, an amateur project even by the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 121–154.
Published: 01 December 2017
... around “camp,” which frequently draw on Susan Sontag’s notion of camp Queer- ing Texture • 125 as “a sensibility (as distinct from an idea)” that might appeal to a certain “taste.”9 While these debates highlight the difficulties in defining and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1999) 14 (3 (42)): 96–123.
Published: 01 September 1999
... "Private Joker" (Matthew Modine), one of the recruits in Stanley Kubrick's Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket (1987), after he and his fellows have been processed through the micromanaged control-technologies of discipline, drill, and regimen• tation that here figure Marine Corps boot camp. This...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1995) 12 (3 (36)): 158–160.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Nineties. No. 33-34; pp. 133-146. Flinn, Caryl The Deaths of Camp. No. 35; pp. 53-86. Gant-Britton, Lisbeth African Women and Visual Culture: A Sample Syllabus. No 36; pp. 85-118 Grayson, Deborah R. Introduction to Black Women, Spectatorship...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 181–201.
Published: 01 September 1991
... recent emphasis on masquerade and fabrication in feminist criticism and to the more prominent role of camp in lesbian criticism. At least within academic circles these factors seem to affect, or to be the effect of, lesbian theorists’ fashion sensibilities. But...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2007) 22 (2 (65)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2007
... interpretive communities are the focal point for Edward R. O’Neill’s exploration of the cultural work of camp, particularly in the form of larger-than-life mother and aunt figures like those associated with Angela (“I’m not a diva, but I play them”) Lansbury. Lansbury characters such as Auntie Mame and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
... subtle but insistent white gay male enunciation and their diegetic explorations of female interiority and desire. Scholarship on camp offers insights into the dialogic sensibility of queer melodrama that has emerged across distinct cultural moments and locations. For Johannes von Moltke...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 137–145.
Published: 01 December 2011
... film that some critics really depend on a framework of camp or kitsch or a 142  •  Camera Obscura certain “retro” sensibility to make sense of your film. Do you think this read- ing practice is a crutch, or are you comfortable with these sorts of readings? I’m okay with the camp and kitsch...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 93–133.
Published: 01 September 2012
... massacre in the Palestinian refugee camps Sabra and Shatila in Beirut, Lebanon. At the end of his quest for the forgotten last three days of the war, through vari- ous encounters, especially with former comrades- in- arms, Folman recalls the traumatic incident, which returns to him as a picture of...