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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 165–173.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... The methodologies of queer game studies are also developing and expanding into new territories. Bringing together close reading, reception studies, and the quantitative tools of social science, Shaw has created the first scholarly database of queer content in video games. With the help of research assistants, Shaw...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 31–61.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of production and reception, I argue that the content and form of TV in its developmental years directly contextualize industry and society. In its first decades of mass use, television refigured spatial relationships by creating an uncanny liminality between the public sphere of commerce and entertainment...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2022
... themselves (and their experiences) visible and generate social discourse through the content they post on social media. In this article, I look at historical Black titles—the Woman's Era and the Brownies’ Book —as well as contemporary Black girls’ social media content to show how Black girls have...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 109–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in an era of executive auteurs, its unique development and distribution, its use of familiar genres, its formal innovations, its complications of gendered viewing patterns and assumptions, and its risqué content paired with humane, even feminist sensitivity. Sandwiched between the socially relevant...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., including commercials, station IDs, and edits to content, can make the experience of watching the same episode of any show on different channels a wholly different textual experience. This article returns to foundational theories of TV flow and intertextuality to propose retextuality as a theoretical...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 149–175.
Published: 01 May 2022
... that combines provisionality and multiplicity with narrative forms and meanings. The article highlights three specific characteristics of Tumblr's platform—its “backward scroll,” its tagging structure, and its recirculation of content—that together encourage users to understand time as comprised...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 81–109.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Susan Richmond A video produced by Lynda Benglis in 1973, Female Sensibility features the artist in a lesbian liaison with her friend and colleague, Marilyn Lenkowsky. This essay suggests that aspects of the video's content indicate that the artist intended this liaison to be an ironic enactment...
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Camera Obscura (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 (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 33–65.
Published: 01 December 2013
... spectatorial strategies emphasized the wide applicability of film content to personal, commercial, and educational ventures, in contrast to censorious impulses in Ohio especially during the Production Code era. John G. Nichols is an associate professor of English and director of film studies...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 29–55.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Anne M. Royston Reading Avital Ronell’s unconventionally designed The Telephone Book implies reading material form as well as semantic content. Such a reading emphasizes the book’s typographical illegibilities, which become the figure for the space between person and thing. These illegibilities...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 101–127.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., have been taken by critics as proof that Jersey Shore is a highly unethical program both in content and in message. This article seeks to revisit the question of ethics in Jersey Shore through an interrogation of the notion of care , a term used by Jersey Shore cast member Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 88–115.
Published: 01 December 2020
... media users’ unpaid digital labor—creating, sharing, and responding to content—sustains the platforms that extract their data as “surplus value.” It further draws on sociologist Erving Goffman’s account of “face-work” in order to clarify the way in which a person’s digital identity is produced...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... This cultural shift has had a noticeable impact on the adult indus- try. Web 2.0 technologies and culture enable the adult industry to more easily and convincingly provide what is perhaps one of the most lucrative genres of adult representations: amateur content.2 Beautiful Agony, alongside a host...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 102–110.
Published: 01 September 1983
... allegorical systems, that it comprises the master of master codes. One of the essential themes of this book will be the contention that Marxism subsumes other interpretive modes or systems; or, to put it in methodological terms, that the limits of the latter can always be overcome...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 88–115.
Published: 01 December 1982
...- views, Marcel stresses that he won’t work at film, that he just likes to make images, “tine L-haine de bonheuv, me chine d’images justement pas la me^me.”5 Marcel embodies Godard’s contention that he just makes images, leaving it to other people to interpret them. Godard’s physical presence...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 169–193.
Published: 01 May 1988
... is Mike Teavee perceived as transformed by his encounters with television, rather, Mike frag- ments television content and reshapes it to respond to his own cultural, social, cognitive and emotional needs: Television sends out messages, which are interpreted and acted...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 104–126.
Published: 01 May 1976
... to the discovery of the Des? And is it not rather the apparatus, the cinematographic process itself than the content of images-that is, the film-which is under scrutiny here? She only points out that there might be correspondences between cinematographic technique and our ability to produce...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... that is not commercialized by the “content owner.” Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), YouTube users can receive takedown notices from copy- right owners, and to preserve its freedom from copyright liability, YouTube must automatically remove videos when it receives notice. YouTube has been hit...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 210–215.
Published: 01 December 1982
...-of-fact attitude toward the information given, as MacCabe seems content to accumulate as many facts as possible about the ad- ventures ofJean-Luc Godard since 1968. As a matter of fact, the real work of the historian is located elsewhere than in this chapter (which would...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 6–29.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Parveen Adams Freud (John Huston, 1962) Per Os(cil1ation) Parveen Adams “‘It is in the register of the symbolic that femininity comes to acquire its meaning as only its difference from masculinity; and it is not some- thing with a content.” This isJuliet Mitchell in an interview...