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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Minh-Ha T. Pham This essay closely considers the political limits and possibilities of fashion-themed blogs. Specifically, the author examines the ways in which such blogs are everyday cultural sites that are framed by and can potentially reframe neoliberal relations of culture, technology...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Heidi Brevik-Zender Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette (US, 2006) is about fashion and the construction of feminine identity — but not those of ancien-régime France. Rather, it is a modern consideration of contemporary sartorial networks that reflects an ironic twenty-first-century attitude...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 1–37.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Anne Kustritz While Battlestar Galactica reinvigorated the science fiction genre by representing contemporary political problems in a complex, often radical fashion, the series also makes visible a new articulation of eugenic thinking. Postmodern eugenics repurposes turn-of-the-twentieth-century...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
... as a poet, an aspect of her career that has been both dismissed and ignored yet that has great relevance to her films. Fifth, it argues for Deren's recognition as a design and fashion icon and theorist. Finally, the article discusses Barbara Hammer's film Maya Deren's Sink (US, 2011), an homage to Deren...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 33–65.
Published: 01 December 2013
... a local appreciation of film through film festivals, associations with business and civic organizations, libraries and educational institutions, and radio broadcasts. In particular, through its monthly publication of film reviews, the Cleveland Cinema Club fashioned a reform-oriented spectator whose...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... musical fashions such as American rock and roll, swing, mambo, calypso, and cha-cha. Her performances stand out as key sites for the cinematic remediation of foreign musical styles, channeling and absorbing their connotations of otherness, exoticism, and sensuality. Moreover, Mambo Girl catalyzed a far...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
... modernity. The essay concludes with a consideration of how the film seems to screen such fantasies of racial modernity with its scenes of dancing, fashionable Asian Americans. But, the author asks, why does the exuberance generated by these set pieces feel so uncanny? How do these screen fantasies of racial...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
...-century form of comedy but also in modes of self-fashioning in neoliberal times. Rebecca Wanzo is an associate professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of The Suffering Will Not Be Televised: African American Women and Sentimental...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 161–195.
Published: 01 September 2018
... beautification. With a wardrobe that anticipated the ready-to-wear women’s fashions she went on to create, Fox costume designer Bonnie Cashin refashioned Tierney into an “all-American” war-time working woman. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 female stardom costuming Bonnie Cashin Hollywood World...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 181–201.
Published: 01 September 1991
...[es] upon its life as an object of cultural significance.”20 More recently, a duality has been located in feminist responses to consumer culture and fashion culture in particular. As Gaines notes, the beginning of the Second Wave of feminist politics and scholarship...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 36–65.
Published: 01 December 1986
... that is compared with the human) in these highly designed movies where they are modeled on an androgynous female type designated as ideal, or the embodiment of fashion. In a number of these films, we can see a transfiguration of what is marketed as androgyny in commercial fashion...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 3–27.
Published: 01 September 1985
... of representation that ultimately leads us back to Petra von Kant the fashion designer, or, in Tim Corrigan’s words, the “designer of appearances,” the “mistress of representations The indefinable nature of social and sexual position, indeed, the problem of “position” in any sense is shown to be a problem...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 41–73.
Published: 01 September 2000
... into a product of cultural poaching, a matter of continuous acts of self- fashioning and refashioning. The eternal recurrence of the new “fashion,” in fact, appears to have replaced what formerly had cir- culated under the rubric of identity. This, at least...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 27–63.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Cunningham New York, and Year of the Dog Marc Francis The Personal Question Toward the end of the documentary Bill Cunningham New York (dir. Richard Press, US, 2010), the filmmakers ask the famous fashion photographer if he ever had a romantic relationship. Bill Cun- ningham laughs...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
... narration of the Palestinian condition. In the lm, the Tel Aviv characters inhabit a secular milieu, in which the tracks of imperial- ism are less important than the fashion ensembles of the ctional American personality Carrie Bradshaw of HBO’s Sex and the City – My goal herein...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 141–169.
Published: 01 September 2004
... and her own recol- lections, Weber fashioned a particular vision of the filmmaker as social worker, literally substituting her own gaze in place of Addams’s fieldwork. Moreover, by emphasizing her evangelical history, and indeed posing filmmaking as the logical corollary of missionary work, Weber...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Lynn Spigel Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Editorial I watched Sabrina on TV and William Holden and Audrey Hepburn looked so old. It seemed so old fashioned talking about Long Island...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 83–111.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Gustafson, of course, eventually realized her dream—leaving Sweden in 1925 to become Greta Garbo at MGM Studios in Hollywood. What is especially intriguing about the early years of her screen career is her continuing association with fashion—a factor that seems presaged in her adolescent job...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 137–145.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., weird psychedelic patterns on everything, ashtrays on every table, olive green with purple, brown, yellow, orange, and flesh-­pink as a standard color scheme, natural-­breasted women in large panties, a world which somehow had feminist jargon, politics, and fashion mixed all up...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 129–157.
Published: 01 December 2005
... further complicated her screen persona by introduc- ing a decidedly modern, unconventional edge to her image. She was apparently equally adept at welcoming her husband home with “lilting songs . . . about plum trees in bloom,” modeling the latest French fashions, racing through the Hollywood hills...