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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 139–159.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the various ruins of Fordism: the abandoned downtowns, the collapsed houses, the factories in the city centers that often appear like gaunt ships on some deserted shore. Having grown up in California, I am no stranger to capital flight, whether in the collapse of the aero- space industry in Los Angeles...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Anna E. Ward As faces become ubiquitous on the Web through social networking sites and YouTube, it is perhaps no surprise that an adult, subscription-based Web site has emerged seeking to capitalize on investing faces with sexual meaning. This article engages in a close examination of the Web site...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 31–59.
Published: 01 May 2022
... that Greaves's film indexes and reproduces. In doing so, it argues that Greaves's film not only documents contradictions of inclusion and recognition in the late 1960s, when the postwar ideology of racial liberalism was in decline, but it also anticipates the extractive racial politics of capitalism in the early...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 33–61.
Published: 01 December 2017
... ensemble, Modern Family relationally racializes Asian American, Latinx, and Black recurring and side characters through performances of cultural capital. Their differences deviate from the sexual modernity represented by the program’s core white families. Despite the token representations of racial...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 141–171.
Published: 01 December 2023
... always determined social formations within capitalism, but it has been newly energized in contemporary modes of capitalism after digital computing, and newly weighted in contemporary renderings of the nation‐state as service provider. This essay turns to a cultural moment in which a privatized user...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 115–147.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Sławomir Masłoń Abstract This article is a political interpretation of La notte (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy/France, 1961) and proposes that the central theme of the film is the identity of the discourse of capital and the discourse of patriarchy, both as solipsistic, self‐perpetuating...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 75–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and criticized the institution of marriage and the “cheapening” of sexual relations under commodity capitalism. Glyn's works entered the spirited debates on sexual comportment that took place during the 1910s and 1920s alongside the works of progressive activists such as Lois Weber and Marie Stopes. While...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., and capitalism organized around the belief in the successful democratization of consumer markets and media. Thanks to liberalization policies and technological innovations in the past twenty years or so, more people than ever before can access the resources and rights associated with these institutions...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 169–179.
Published: 01 December 2012
... happened in 1974, EXPRMNTL could not live up to its revolutionary reputation, and Knokke, with its casino, would never again be the experimental film capital of the world. Gerda Johanna Cammaer is a film scholar, curator, and filmmaker specializing in documentary and experimental film, film history...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 105–137.
Published: 01 September 2018
... voiced by Siri and her sisters, spokeswomen of neoliberal, digital capitalism. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 media archaeology feminism voice noise ...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 149–175.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Anne-Charlotte Mecklenburg Abstract The English/Irish boy band One Direction (2010–16) was one of the first major artists to capitalize on social media's potential for building and maintaining a dedicated fan base over time. The One Direction fandom was particularly pervasive on the blogging site...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
... the star personae of Wong and Hayakawa in the geopolitical environments of the interwar era, the essay foregrounds the plasticity of voice as a form of cultural capital fetishized as an exchangeable commodity through the heavily marketed product of the new sound cinema. In this case study, the accented...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and disenfranchised women in the hot zones of globalization have been made increasingly vulnerable by patterns of capital expansion. In these documentaries, women who have survived trafficking, rape, and abduction share their brutal experiences in filmed interviews; family members who have lost daughters and sisters...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 111–135.
Published: 01 December 2008
... and commodity fetishism as in the service of capital. First, the narrative frustrates all manners of substitution and exchange, so vital for both forms of fetishism. Second, the paternal function is continually evoked—typically in the form of the titular “Big Lebowski”—to be first submitted to critique...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 88–115.
Published: 01 December 2020
... (dir. Joe Wright, UK, 2016), one of our moment s most admired cultural critiques of new media and other emerging technologies. Nosedive focalizes implicit anxiet- ies about social media and the labors it demands, implying solu- tions to the problems that have arisen in platform capitalism...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 132–147.
Published: 01 May 1990
... of corporate capitalism is the dissolution of a clear relationship between class and capital. Although they enjoy the privileges of a higher rank, managers and executives are as much subject to the power of the corporation as are workers. Power, as Foucault has shown us...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 4–40.
Published: 01 September 1993
... in time, he is the only one scripting the action. Cohaagen’s authoritarianism is not, of course, incompatible with a certain liberalism, which is to say liberal capitalism, as certain ex tempore remarks demonstrate: “It’s a free planet. If you don’t want my air, don’t breathe it” (TR 22...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 99–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in social life. According to this worldview, a technical communica- tion problem — the internalization of negative messages — impedes progress, rather than the complex of capitalism, structural patri- archy, and white supremacy with its attendant forms of violence. Oppression thus becomes reframed...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 41–73.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... Do her factory settings function as critical parodies that condemn the exploitation of workers’ bodies or as utopian simulacra of factories in which alternative modes of labor are imagined and staged? Do they critique capitalism’s constraints on the body, or do they allego- rize...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 63–91.
Published: 01 May 2017
... by the state to be real and worthy of being met). Biopower operates in tandem with relations of production, fostering “segregation” and “social hier- 66  •  Camera Obscura archization” in the service of capitalism. By segregating people from one another according to their function...