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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1988) 6 (1 (16)): 169–177.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Andrew Ross Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Th e Mary Tyl er Mo ore Show Book Reviews All In The Family: On David Morley's Family Television: Cultural Power and Domestic Leisure (London: Comedia, 1986); and Philip Simpson's...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2002) 17 (1 (49)): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2002
... reproductive technology, and her essays have appeared in the journals Genders, English Literary History, Women's Studies , and Literature and Medicine . Jan de Bont directs Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt in Twister (1996). A Blustery Day for a Baby: Technologies of Family Formation in Twister...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 77–107.
Published: 01 September 2013
... adoption, various vectors of familial and racial ideology meet: affirmative adoption narratives propose a family structure that does not insist on limited, and limiting, roles for women. To that end, I ask how a nonpathological depiction of adoption, in which the biological mother is not an object of scorn...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1995) 12 (2 (35)): 158–184.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Amanda Howell Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 Figure 1. Colleen comforts Hue San (China Beach, "Independence Day" 25 October 1989). Reproducing the Past: Popular History and Family Melodrama on China Beach Amanda...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1988) 6 (1 (16)): 203–225.
Published: 01 January 1988
... Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Da llas The Danny Thomas Show My Friend Irma Source Guide to TV Family Comedy, Drama and Serial Drama, 1946-1970 UCLA Film and Television Archive: Dan Einstein and Nina Leibman Wisconsin...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1988) 6 (1 (16)): 78–116.
Published: 01 January 1988
...George Lipsitz Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Mama The Goldbergs The Meaning of Memory: Family, Class, and Ethnicity in Early Network Television Programs George Lipsitz Almost every Friday night between 1949 and 1956, millions of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1989) 7 (1 (19)): 86–107.
Published: 01 January 1989
...Sasha Torres Copyright © 1989 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 Melodrama, Masculinity and the Family: thirtysomething as Therapy Sasha Torres I. Genre and Gender In an interview with The New York Times, Edward Zwick, one of the producers and creators of ABC’s...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Tison Pugh Despite the progressive ambitions announced in its title, the sitcom Modern Family (ABC, 2009–) has been excoriated by many viewers for its purported conservatism and reactionary politics. In particular, the program’s treatment of homosexuality, evident in the story line of gay couple...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 33–61.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Douglas S. Ishii The “ Modern Family effect,” a reference to the ABC family sitcom that premiered in 2009, first emerged to describe the program’s ratings success and then shifted in meaning to discuss its seemingly bipartisan depiction of same-sex marriage. This convergence of television’s...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Julianne Pidduck This article explores Stephen Daldry's The Hours (US/UK, 2002) as a feminist and queer meditation on the dilemma of marriage. An important queer-authored crossover film in the tradition of the family melodrama and the woman's film, The Hours offers a considered return to the iconic...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2013) 28 (3 (84)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Sam McBean Alison Bechdel's autobiographical graphic novel, Fun Home (2006), intricately weaves together the author's coming-out story with her family's history, particularly the story of her father's closeted queer sexuality and possible suicide. In its exploration of family history, queer desires...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 197–217.
Published: 01 May 2019
... music and film, the collaborative process between the artists, and how their collaboration shape-shifted over time. Three early short films (1986–89) chart Sonia’s first appearances, leading to Chantal’s invitation to shape the music of Histoires d’Amérique: Food, Family, and Philosophy (France/Belgium...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... melodrama, in identification with feminist reclamations of the genre, mobilize the subversive potentialities of tears, and hence of melodrama itself, to transcend the conservative limits of the gender relational and heteronormative familial values of the genre's traditional form. This theoretical turn...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 77–105.
Published: 01 September 2009
... also been a sexual revolution? How did it mange to reform (or fail to reform) some of the state's most enduring institutions, marriage and the family? Has the revolution betrayed its promises to radically address the “woman question”? Has it perpetuated bourgeois values? Could the subjects and regimes...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Dark Water (2002) and South Korea's A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), this essay proposes that the current orientation evinces the anxieties of a patriarchal culture denied its sovereignty as the result of a widening gulf between the mythology of the bourgeois family and its actual social manifestations...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 25 (3 (75)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... attempted, by working-class women, feminists, and lesbian and gay activists. Eschewing recognition of such complexities, the narrative drive of the film relies on a temporal and spatial transition that places familial reconciliation in a postconflictual present and in a location far removed from the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2011) 26 (2 (77)): 65–89.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Karen Orr Vered; John McConchie Inspired by a review of the political theories of Anthony Giddens, particularly his question of whether or not there can be a Third Way politics of family, this essay examines the TV show Supernanny as an example of what we call “Third Way TV.” Tracing the program's...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and were contexts wherein thrift and pleasing and feeding family members were paramount. Lucas was unconventional in her exhortations, adamantly advocating that the traditional female province of cooking be embraced as an art and an outlet for creative expression. In this way, she exhibited unusually...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2015) 30 (3 (90)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
... aesthetic works together with the spatial dimensions of McMansions (single-family houses characterized by massive square footage totals) to generate a sense of fear with particular resonance for a contemporary culture characterized by financial speculation, increased privatization, and retrenchment of...