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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2000) 15 (2 (44)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2000
... New Yorker Films. 05-Mennel&Onigiri 150-175=26pgs 1/25/01 1:47 PM Page 151 In a Desert Somewhere between Disney and Las Vegas: The Fantasy of Interracial Harmony and American Multiculturalism in Percy Adlon’s...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... French collective Tiqqun (Semiotext[e], 2010). © 2013 by Camera Obscura 2013 Figure 1. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, US, 1941) The Bachelor’s Fantasy: Autoimmunity in Theory Alexander R. Galloway A few years ago it was the schizophrenics, all those people walk...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2007) 22 (3 (66)): 25–59.
Published: 01 December 2007
... the female teen body by medical discourses. Her current project examines representations of adolescent spectatorship, fandom, and fantasy in postwar literature and teen films. Sissy Spacek as Holly Sargis in Badlands (Courtesy Warner Bros/Photofest) Coming of Age in the 1970s: Revision...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2010) 25 (1 (73)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., it may be that the film is substantially more open to the fluctuations and even deconstructions of the Oedipal relation, working through it while never, in fact, buttressing it. In noting that film texts provide (for) fantasy scenarios in which spectators are placed, however ambiguously, and through...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 215–234.
Published: 01 September 1985
...Lynn Spigel Copyright © 1985 by Camera Obscura 1985 Detours in the Search For Tomorrow: Tania Modleski’s Loving with a Engeance: Mass-Prodgced Fantasies for Women Lynn S’igel Loving With a Vengeance’ is an attempt to locate a collective feminine fantasy in ‘mass-produced...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1989) 7 (1 (19)): 108–133.
Published: 01 January 1989
...Susan Felleman Copyright © 1989 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 Fluid Fantasies: Splash and Children of a Lesser God Susan Fellernan “Talk about beauty and the beast. . . she’s both”’ The representation of the feminine as Other has been a commonplace focus of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1989) 7 (1 (19)): 134–141.
Published: 01 January 1989
...Jane Weinstock Copyright © 1989 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodovar, 1988) Out of Her Mind: Fantasies of the 26th New York Film Festival by Jane Weinstock You could say it was the Year of the Other at the New...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2008) 23 (3 (69)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2008
... and Suleiman manage to reconcile postcolonial and feminist commitments in visual terms. In particular, the article examines the directors' visual construction of space, division, and connection, which it argues can be interpreted as a codification of the paradigms of gender, desire, and fantasy...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Juliana Chang This essay explicates how Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) and Linda Low (Nancy Kwan), the Asian migrant and Asian American female leading characters in the film Flower Drum Song (dir. Henry Koster, US, 1961), oscillate between embodying the fantasies of American modernity and exposing the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 105–137.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Edison’s dolls, IRENE to Apple’s Siri, it argues that media archaeology should have as one of its essential conditions feminist critique. Media archaeology would do well not to repress this critique, considering the no less gendered fantasy of a neutral thinking of objects stripped of desire, a fantasy...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2019) 34 (2): 133–161.
Published: 01 September 2019
...E. L. McCallum This essay argues that twenty-first-century melodrama films by female directors rework the core components of classic melodrama form—not only its timing, but also narrative form, agnition, and the underlying fantasy of union. While they retain a focus on objects and setting as...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of race and sexuality, as well as of formulating “queer of color” as a kind of critical modality. Much like Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin functions, according to Sigmund Freud, as a cultural artifact prized in the form of an idealized beating fantasy by the Victorian (white) child...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
... female auteur and to her provocative exploration of youthful sexual identity and fantasy, Koh's condensed-form queer interpretation circulates more productively as part of a burgeoning queer Asian cinema. Unlike New Queer Cinema, which was gradually co-opted by the mainstream as US independent filmmaking...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 175–185.
Published: 01 September 2016
... various appeals to concealment and partial visibility raise critical questions about surveillance logics, technologies, and practices and their appeals to fantasies of total seeing and knowing. This essay is organized into three parts, and each part places Harvey's countersurveillance works in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
... their adaptation of Truman Capote’s 1958 novella. The film de-queered the novella, erasing its fantasies of white/black miscegenation and funneling these racial and sexual anxieties onto the specter of Asianness. In place of Capote’s original vision, the film preoccupied itself with defining an...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 41–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
... fantasy reflects a fear that the technologies we use to store data about and images of ourselves have effectively become more exhaustive and reliable sources of self-knowledge than our embodied presence. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 new media Jonathan Glazer Under the Skin inanimism...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2018) 33 (1 (97)): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of contemporary pornography as compensatory fantasy, the article suggests that the actions of the working-class heroes of exploitation films symbolize revenge for powerless masses of the working class and underclass. It also argues that sex films, which started out as exclusively sexist and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
... invisible in (but nonetheless constitutive of) the fantasies fashion tells. Minh-Ha T. Pham is currently a research fellow at the Beatrice Bains Center for Critical Gender and Women Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her writings on the political economies of fashion, popular culture...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 63–93.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the present. The masturbatory quality of performance documentation and porn is characterized by self-pleasure and a plentitude of affect. It also involves the structuring of a present performance in relation to the fantasy of a previous performance that is viewed in a technologically mediated form of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
... both a past and a future imbued with fantasies of love and being loved in return. Mimi Thi Nguyen is an associate professor of gender and women's studies and Asian American studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her first book is The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other...