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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 197–207.
Published: 01 September 2018
... a documentary ethic of emergency (which draws on material forms like immediations that are ready at hand but obscure the path to social change) and a documentary politics of urgency and necessity (which maps the social structures, forces, and institutions that perpetuate structural inequality). Copyright ©...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 137–159.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., where female characters grapple with the ethical conduct of themselves and their environment. While comparable to the brittle satire of “smart” film directors like Solondz, Neil LaBute, and Noah Baumbach, Holofcener never allows her work to drift into absurd or taboo territory. Instead she advances...
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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 (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 15–41.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Molly Anne Rothenberg Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1997 Original design by Tom Pribyl, from a photo by Thomas DiPiero The “Newer Angels” and the Living Dead: The Ethics of Screening Obsessional Desire Molly Anne Rothenberg . Apparently, we...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 109–137.
Published: 01 May 2020
... domains of war and political machinations. While one film takes on a serious ethical polemic (the innocent lives of civilians caught in the visual crosshairs of drone cameras) and the latter is a romantic comedy following the adventures of a journalist in Afghanistan, both visually capture important...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Together, these films encourage us to revisit debates about feminist postcolonial ethics in transnational documentary. How might one share the emotional intensity of the other ethically, without projecting a false similarity? What role does a bicultural and bilingual woman filmmaker play in mediating...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 77–107.
Published: 01 May 2020
... society; and the necropolitical function of the killing fields as “truth spaces.” Female testimony, putting forth necrophagic ethics, ultimately becomes the foundation of traumatic history. The conclusion suggests that these intense, embodied first-generation memories resist remembering and instead...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 103–131.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Naomi Morgenstern Abstract This essay analyzes Denis Villeneuve's 2016 film, Arrival , and elucidates its strikingly original meditation on the ethics of reproduction and the relationships between and among embodied maternal subjectivity, language, and temporality. Drawing on deconstructive...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 31–61.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of not having their relations or identities defined by or within the cinematic frame. Lockhart's cinema is thus unique for deploying an aesthetics that can be described as casual, oblique, and nonchalant, toward ethical ends that have both sociological and environmental implications, what Bersani terms “queer...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 149–153.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of the world, an ethical demand, a form of political legitimation, and a poetics. In this “In Practice” collection, opacity is offered as an alternative to the familiar terrain of identity, visibility, and representation in feminist and queer politics and writing. Contributors utilize opacity as both a tactic...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 37–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
... billion images in the past four years alone. The writings of media theorist Mark Hansen offer a provocative starting point to explore how a desire for racial neutrality can lead to the unintentional repression of important forms of cultural difference. Two models of ethics, grounded in the writings...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... Aniruddha Maitra analyzes Lopez's condition through his reading of Hima's video, not to privilege representative realism, but to begin to theorize a more reflexive ethics of representation. Maitra argues that it is Hima's self-conscious verité style that articulates at once its own desire to “represent...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 138–149.
Published: 01 January 1990
... and Foucault. However, there are various Foucaults across the range of Foucault’s writings, and Feminism and Foucault locates its own intervention into this terrain by focusing on the Foucault who addresses issues of ethics. The Fou- cault of The Use of Pleasure and The Care of the Self (volumes...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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, 2013). Her essays have...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 57–91.
Published: 01 September 2003
... juxtaposes Joan’s ethical purity, supported exactly as Bordwell says by the expressive- ness of her face, with her persecutors’ deceptiveness, which it signifies, predictably, in the form of writing. The camera lingers on Joan’s terrified crying and then on the meticulous work of the forgery; the scene...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 93–133.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in today’s culture, let alone to shake the foundation of trauma ethics. The changing face of twenty- rst- century war justi- es a new perspective and a new epistemology for a post- victim/ post- witness era. The preliminary de nition of perpetrator trauma offered by this essay emanates...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 71–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
... in a counterdocumentary practice that they call 74 • Camera Obscura “shared-goal filmmaking” (18). Similar linkages built across the documentary scene have been named “continuity of purpose” and “third voice” in feminist anthropology, “collective ethical accountability” in queer film scholarship, and “radical...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 59–83.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the connections between the ori- entation of care expressed in the plastic surgery TV format and Reconsidering the Pleasures of Plastic Surgery Reality Television  • 69 what has been termed a feminist ethics of care.19 Carol Gilligan has famously noted the presence of an alternative kind of moral...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 29–67.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to be in all the pictures, nor should she be pitied as a misunderstood victim of her circumstances. Rather, she is viewed as an ethical being wrestling with her acquiescence to an unethical situation. If she tries to excuse herself with the notion that “the example” of abuse was already set, she does...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 191–217.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the technological plausibility and the ethical desirability of this form of subjective transformation, the film more generally appears conflicted over how best to appraise the technology’s capacity to overcome the limits of cinematic mediation as Metz lays them out. On one level, the film seems to side...