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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... homosexuality in the Chinese diaspora. The four videos ( Myth(s) of Creation, Mother/Land, Movements East-West , and [os] ) that make up Xin Lu: A Travelogue in Four Parts combine memoir with a meditation on the discursive construction of travel narratives. Building on Ma's earlier work ( Toc Storee and Slanted...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 131–157.
Published: 01 May 2011
... complexities and pleasures of the work of inhabitance. They may also overlook the investment in the reproduction of a more complex sense of “homeplace,” to use bell hooks's term, that migration, diaspora, and transnational experiences might also involve. So, where Naficy speaks of the suitcase as a potent...
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Camera Obscura (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 (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
... schoolgirl — for the collocation of chronological and nonchronological times with the heterogeneous spaces of diaspora. But the diasporic archive that is this calendar also illumines for us certain media for ensuring a beloved body's continued presence, the photograph and also the calendar being formal...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 1–3.
Published: 01 May 2014
... directors and their work. It encompasses existential and temporal worlds; geopolitical formations such as regions and nations; cultural worlds such as first nations, settler cultures, and diasporas; and the industrial worlds of art cinema, world cinema, and national cinemas. The essays offer...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 223–225.
Published: 01 May 1995
.... Cinemas ofthe Black Diaspora: Diversity, Dependence, and Oppositionality edited by Michael T. Martin. Wayne State University Press, 1996. Posthuman Bodies edited by Judith Halberstam and Ira Livingston. Indiana University Press, 1995. $17.95. Dangerous Knowledge: The JFK...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the example of the US displacing its global responsibility by blaming AIDS on Africans. A “transiting” American homosexual is forever cited as the first known case of AIDS in 1984. See Cindy Patton, “Migratory Vices,” in Queer Diasporas, ed. Cindy Patton and Benigno Sánchez...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2005
... India and Paki- stan demonstrated the extent to which this violence had not been left behind in the past. Appropriately for a film conceived at a moment when so many people in India, Pakistan, and the South Asian diaspora were looking back to 1947 and remembering the events, experi- ences...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 41–69.
Published: 01 December 2003
... generative equation in turn. Having heard much about the lively postwar independent media production scene in Beirut, I came to see it for myself dur- ing a year-long stay beginning August 2002. Stimulated by the powerful films and videos of the Lebanese and Arab diasporas, I wanted to learn what...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 4–33.
Published: 01 September 1996
...-known women of color 9 writers and activists. Parmar's interest in coalitions with US women of color and Walker's desire to address a topic with "global" dimen- sions has led to a collaboration that presents the tensions that arise in multicultural feminism's imbrication within racialized diasporas...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 161–171.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., Courage, and Justice Project (New Orleans) and the Human Rights Foundation (New York City). Documenting Modern-Day Slavery in the Dominican Republic  •  171 Michael T. Martin is the director of the Black Film Center/Archive and a professor of African American and African Diaspora...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., we need to recognize pornography as both performance and spectatorship. Ariane Cruz recently received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in African Diaspora studies with a designated emphasis in women, gender, and sexuality studies. She is currently serving as the Africana...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Shaodong burying Ying-er, his wife, next to Linchung. I would like to begin by saying that Fleeing by Night is really a film about diaspora as both material reality and existential Excess/Erasure in Gay Chinese Melodramas  •  149 metaphor; the tropes of...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 95–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
... trauma nonetheless haunts them. The diaspora is, as Khatharya Um has eloquently phrased it, “a site inhabited simultaneously by continuities and discontinuities —  ghosts, memory fragments, interruptions and contradictions. Losses and joy, trauma and inspiration, despair...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Smaill is a senior lecturer in film and television studies at Monash University. She is the author of The Documentary: Politics, Emotion, Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and coauthor, with Audrey Yue and Olivia Khoo, of Transnational Australian Cinema: Ethics in the Asian Diasporas (Lexington...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Monash University. She is author of The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity (Hong Kong University Press, 2007); coauthor, with Belinda Smaill and Audrey Yue, of Transnational Australian Cinema: Ethics in the Asian Diasporas (Lexington, 2013); and coeditor, with Sean Metzger, of Futures of...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134–153.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Black music the Black Diaspora deconstructs the logocentric world founded by the mastery of writing. He writes: “the people of the black Diaspora have . . . found the deep form, the deep structure of their cultural life in music Whitney Houston initiates the deconstruction...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 165–175.
Published: 01 December 2016
... through its multiple perspec- tives and aesthetic styles. The collaborative production of Valencia: The Movie/s cre- ates a new significance for Michelle’s story. The multiplicity of per- spectives is a theme unto itself, one that considers and adapts to an expanded diaspora of the 1990s...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 151–179.
Published: 01 May 2004
... overriding crisis of Romeo Must Die —a crisis that, as I will argue in the space remaining, emerges from certain ineluctable contradictions of our global- ized age. The movie stands at the intersection of two global trends. The first is the diaspora of certain major players in the Hong Kong film...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
... narrative that you must come out of the closet and be a holistic person, instead maybe this kind- of- seen/kind- of- unseen can be a new formation, one that would be ambivalent, of course, but heroic in some way.”6 In Nus Enssas, queer Palestinians in the diaspora are imagined as a kind of half...