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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the film, which is itself precisely structured as a palindromic procession into and back through a series of mirrored spaces. Faces become more prominent in the film's second half, tasked less to reveal character than to convey graphic, affective, and historical tensions pertinent to the film's...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2015) 30 (2 (89)): 55–87.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Vincent Hausmann This essay focuses on George Cukor's A Woman's Face (US, 1941), a film that complicates a dominant narrative in studies of Joan Crawford's work that locates Mildred Pierce (dir. Michael Curtiz, US, 1945) as inaugurating the star's pronounced, albeit disparaged, iterations of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2001) 15 (3 (45)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Face Value Jayne Wark Martha Wilson is an American who began to work as an artist in the early 1970s in Halifax, Canada, where she was affiliated with the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). In her con...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2009) 24 (1 (70)): 37–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Jennifer González Contemporary digital artists have been exploring the function of the face and its relation to public space for several decades. This essay offers a close reading of artworks by Keith Piper, Nancy Burson, Keith Obadike, and the collective Mongrel that address the relation between...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2004) 19 (2 (56)): 105–139.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Lyndon ” will appear in Kubrick in Perspective , a forthcoming collection from Cambridge University Press. Free Indirect Affect in Cassavetes’ Opening Night and Faces Homay King How to make the affect echo? —Roland Barthes, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes In the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1992) 10 (2 (29)): 232–239.
Published: 01 May 1992
... Programs for Patients Facing Difficult Choices Joe Henderson, MD, Eric Baumgartner, Scott Chesnut, Brian Driscoll, Anne Henderson, Linda Hurd There are several concepts of what multimedia is or can be. Some think it need be no more than simple, computer-based “slide” presentations with...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 155–165.
Published: 01 September 2016
... opacity” through a discussion of his Facial Weaponization Suite (2011–14), a series of biometric masks that ask who and what we make visible to technology. Looking to the face as a critical site for negotiated visibility, Blas and Gaboury draw on diverse traditions of concealment and performance to frame...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 173–181.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the challenges they faced in making the documentary, and the subsequent outreach campaign for raising awareness about social justice and human rights issues on the Mexico-US border. Camera Obscura 2010 Rosa-Linda Fregoso is a professor and former chair of Latin American and Latino studies at...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 109–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... avant-garde, appeared to fly in the face of the alleged dumbing down of television that critics identified in the period. I explain its popularity through its investigation of television itself as both a medium and an industry on several levels: through its branding as an artistic auteur product in an...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2016) 31 (3 (93)): 153–163.
Published: 01 December 2016
... engages in collective media production from Inuit women's perspectives with an explicit focus on gender. Arnait's video art, animation, fiction features, television programs, and documentaries address issues faced by women struggling for the recognition of indigenous and minoritarian cultures. The success...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2014) 29 (1 (85)): 59–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Everybody Dies but Me ( Vse umrut, a ya ostanus , 2008); and sixty-part TV series School ( Shkola , Channel One Russia, 2010). These works deal with the issues that contemporary Russian youth face in such a confrontational manner that they have been the subject of a special debate in the Russian parliament...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., regarding what we see as some of the most significant questions facing studies of reality television, especially the specific studies dealing with health, housewives, “hot bodies,” and “hoochie mamas” that are included in “Project Reality TV.” Lynne Joyrich is professor of modern culture and media...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
... by the greater economic insecurity that middle-class women have been facing post–Great Recession but also by a variety social factors that generate feelings of immobilization and isolation. Abjection is often a principal sign of these characters' precarity—they inhabit spaces where they often recoil...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2018) 33 (3 (99)): 49–73.
Published: 01 December 2018
... cinematic realism to the historically disparate stakes of subjectivity in the two films’ production contexts. In Redupers , the film’s protagonist employs photography as a means to build solidarity and assert women’s subjectivity in the face of nearly insurmountable material and social obstacles. In...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2018) 33 (3 (99)): 103–127.
Published: 01 December 2018
... herself through the characters she develops and the milieus that dominate her cinema. While there is an absence of glamour, romance, and sentimentality, the characters also do not dwell in a state of material precarity; the insecurity they face is instead personal and social. Three tendencies distinguish...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2018) 33 (3 (99)): 75–101.
Published: 01 December 2018
... racism. While some might see Obama’s fantastical, fragmented narrative as a reflection of her novice filmmaking, this article argues that, faced with the material constraints of making a student film, Obama relies on multiple genres and German intertexts (including The Valkyrie , M , and The Murderers...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 31–57.
Published: 01 May 2019
... technical specifics involved in creating Akerman’s no-budget films in New York compared to the constraints that would have faced a new filmmaker in France or Belgium at the time. The original 1995 interview was published in Italian for the Pesaro Film Festival. It has been substantially reworked and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... sustain hegemonic ideas and beliefs. But when faced with alternative values, practices, and worldviews, in this case gay sexuality, the melodramatic text turns “hysterical” in coping with the ideological excess. This essay's analysis of two instances of gay Chinese melodrama not only demonstrates the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 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 on their...