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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., in order to give voice to mainstream culture's worries about interpersonal economic relationships and to protect dominant values regarding love and sex, Dwelling Narrowness ultimately punished those of its protagonists who challenged conventional views on the family. Therefore, despite all the controversy...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 89–123.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Diana Adesola Mafe This article argues that the 2013 first-person shooter (FPS) video game BioShock Infinite (2K Games) challenges gamers in its representations of race. Launched in 2007, the BioShock franchise has a reputation for thoughtful dystopian narratives, beautiful retro worlds...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 65–97.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Online and the Challenges of the Promise Economy Hanna Kuusela In February 2012, the style website Refinery29 published an arti- cle titled “The First Crowd-­Sourced Novel Is (Naturally) Born Right Here in S.F.” The article describes a writing project initiated by Natalie Linden, a San...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 173–181.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Carmen Durán and Lourdes Luján who challenge the power of corporate globalization as they struggle to ameliorate its affects and rebuild their lives and their communities. In this interview, Funari and de la Torre discuss their close collaboration with maquiladora workers/community activists, some...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 29–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Katherine Fusco This article argues that Virtual 2Pac , created in 2012 by Digital Domain Media Group in collaboration with Dr. Dre for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, represents an important twenty-first-century challenge to the relationships between performance and performer, film...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 35–63.
Published: 01 December 2016
...April Durham As a form of creative practice, collaboration holds the promise to extend capacities, challenge hierarchies, and create new forms of community. At best, however, it is a fraught experiment frankly characterized by discord and strife, often reinstating the same power dynamics it seeks...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... that challenge both documentary form that relies on typicality or composites and interactive documentaries that employ online engagement. Instead, highlighting the body and the utterance as political “contact zones,” Bookchin uses sonic composition and choreography to challenge restricted notions of political...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 97–129.
Published: 01 May 2010
... masculine performance space was challenged both by the development of a clearer heterosexual/homosexual cultural binary and by the instability of patriarchal structures during the first half of the twentieth century. As such, a queering of fraternity materializes in many Laurel and Hardy films...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 131–159.
Published: 01 May 2010
... not unilaterally complicit with hegemonic forces. In particular, it challenges the assumption that the virtualization of communication is synonymous with the loss of meaningful intersubjective connections, arguing that exhibitionism in fact constitutes a fundamentally relational engagement. The article focuses...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., these two products offer rich sites for exploring the particular challenges designers and marketers face in attracting female youth to media production. Grounding this study is Ellen van Oost's theory of “gender scripts,” the discourses of gender that designers encode into consumer goods based...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... with challenges to gender and sexual normativity, specifically, to the masculinity of the working-class miners. But this is made possible through the film's problematic and schematic treatment of history, since it suppresses any consciousness of the solidarities with the miners that were formed, or attempted...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., the invisible, ubiquitous element of air has been wholly ignored as a medium for ideas. Yet despite being challenging to read, air gains power because of its relative invisibility, and after being transmuted by breathing into a legible cinematic sign, it marks sites where otherwise imperceptible ideas become...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., Purity challenged the board's efforts to minimize the appearance of the unclothed body on-screen, which it had recently pledged to allow under only the most “extraordinary” circumstances, in response to criticism of previous policies as inconsistently enforced. To censor the film might diminish its...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Moufawad-Paul's Nus Enssas / صيصنصن (Canada, 2011) and Raafat Hattab's Hourieh (Palestine, 2011) explore issues ranging from queer diasporic solidarity politics and challenges to out/closeted binaries and to the creative reinscription of nakba narratives. Nadia Awad's Two Adaptations of the Same Novel (US...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of seeing.” But this mode of seeing is not innocent; it is, to adopt Heideggerian language, a “challenging” or “enframing” of seeing, such that the quotidian processes of imagination and conceptualization evident in the human senses are instrumentalized according to specific interests and outcomes. I wish...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 67–101.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of the Weimar period. Through the placement of the female minor characters, Berlin Alexanderplatz challenges the traditional terms of value often associated with the historical television miniseries. Contra contemporaneous miniseries like Heimat (WDR/SFB, West Germany, 1984), Roots (ABC, 1977), and Days of Hope...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, have called “lesbian minor cinema.” Finally, given Deleuze's centrality to my readings of faces as fields of active tension and of Illusions as minor cinema, I demonstrate how the film manifests but also challenges key ideas in Deleuze's three major accounts...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 83–111.
Published: 01 May 2018
... tropes, the film ultimately affirms the patriarchal binaries its secular Passion story otherwise challenges. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 Rosetta Jean-Pierre Dardenne Luc Dardenne mind-game film Belgian cinema complex narratives ...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 69–103.
Published: 01 September 2018
... representation of women’s suffrage to be inherently feminist. Some go so far as to use Mary Poppins as a vehicle through which to reflect on feminist and women’s history. This essay challenges the assumption that the film seeks to offer a positive commemoration of suffrage history, suggesting instead that Mrs...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 49–73.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in realism that has feminist critical potential. In doing so, this article challenges the gender-blind discourses that characterize much existing scholarship on the Berlin School. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 German feminist film The All-Around Reduced Personality Marseille Berlin...