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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2006
... in suburban drag in Mildred Pierce (dir. Michael Curtiz, US, 1945) Joan Crawford’s Padded Shoulders: Female Masculinity in Mildred Pierce Robert J. Corber For those who consider the role of Mildred Pierce key to Joan Crawford’s star image, the following story may be hard to believe...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 1–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
...; in Female Masculinity, Judith Halberstam underlines the enduring trend for academic discussions of masculinity to display “absolutely no interest in masculinity without men.”2 Like Halberstam’s study, my analysis of Brooks’s and Cameron’s portraits seeks to chal- lenge the continuing association...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... Particularly significant here is the program's emphasis on female friendship. Yet such “gynocentric” qualities and the series' affinity with young viewers might have been eroded in recent episodes. This is partly through the incorporation of more masculine genres, but also in the increasing address of the show...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 55–87.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., Technologies of Visibility, and the Reanimation of Desire (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and coedits the Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature ( www.brynmawr.edu/bmrcl/ ). © 2015 by Camera Obscura 2015 George Cukor Joan Crawford transgender and disability female masculinity body schema...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 63–93.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Liam Mitchell Female figures routinely appear in popular fiction as ostensibly critical correctives to masculinity who can inadvertently retrench problematic divisions between “Woman” and “Man.” In video games, these figures are often aural rather than visual; whether they are off-screen narrators...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and the multiplicity of gazes at play in the making of this authenticity. Specifically, the tape illuminates the reflexive constitution of an authentic black masculinity via the white female gaze while further revealing pornography's investment in the imaging and imagining of a genuine black masculinity as being still...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 2014
... art cinema, Bier’s trilogy is not specifically directed at a female audience, nor does it privilege female protagonists. Instead, the films that make up the trilogy focus on masculinity and dilemmas facing male culture and social- ity...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
... (1966–76) and the socially detached and universal individualism, naturalized sexual difference, and essentialized female consciousness newly mainstreamed around the mid-1980s in China. The article argues that the dismissal of Zhang toward the end of the 1980s reveals both the transformation of Chinese...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 277–278.
Published: 01 May 1997
... by Anke Gleber. Princeton UP, 1999. Creating Beauty to Cure the Soul: Race and Psychology in the Shaping of Aesthetic Surgery by Sander L. Gilman. Duke UP, 1998. Female Masculinity by Judith Halberstam. Duke UP, 1998. In the Company of Women: Contemporary Female Friendship Films by Karen...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 186–193.
Published: 01 May 2007
... is precisely its refusal, or transformation, of such binary thinking, its exploration of the complex relation between masculine/feminine and male/female.8 While the interaction between psychoanalysis and feminism has often been regarded as something like an unhappy marriage,9 we need to challenge...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to embody her style of hard femininity. Hard femininity is neither male femininity nor female masculinity in the sense that Judith Halberstam uses these terms. While Halberstam’s seminal study, Female Masculinity, conceptu- alizes “masculinity without men” to “pry apart,”66 as she...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 1–41.
Published: 01 May 2004
..., not beautiful—according to the terms at work in Tucker’s images. Buenoano takes her dead husband’s name without becoming Mrs. Goodyear; that is, she throws off whiteness in order to make the masculine subject position her own. In practice, Buenoano’s legible (female) masculinity gets...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 227–265.
Published: 01 December 2001
... off-camera stylistic parallel). A broader cultural understand- ing of the “essence” of trousers (female masculinity=lesbian sexu- ality) inevitably leaked into the fan magazines’ interpretation of de Acosta’s influence over Garbo. For example, this rich...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2008
... vision of nationhood lay in its recognition of the multiple conflicts that exist within Palestinian society — most prominently, between generational and gendered concerns. Wedding in Galilee therefore established the interplay of male and female, masculine and femi- nine, modern and traditional...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2022
... story, this image puts forward an iteration of “female masculinity,” gender expressions that do not “reduce down masculinity to the male body and its effects.” 26 To the contemporary gaze of these viewers, ‘Ismat could only either be butch or, as one online commenter suggests, “Lou Costello In drag...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2013
... visual landscape, Alison disidentifies with the woman depicted in the calendar. Notably, this disidentification occurs through a claim to a masculine name — Alison uses language in this instance in her attempt to mask the fact of her female body. Seeing in Alison...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 166–173.
Published: 01 September 1991
... chapter “False Labors: Compensatory Reproduction and the Narration of Vietnam” she discusses reproduction and parenting in terms of masculine “usurpation” and “colonization” of female roles 170 and narratives, her analysis tacitly presumes them to be rightfully or necessarily feminine...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 41–72.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Perspective . London: Penguin, 1978 . Masquerading As the American Male in the Fifties: Picnic, William Holden and the Spectacle of Masculinity in Hollywood Film Steven Cohm “Whatever does she see in him?” is a common female crack about...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 161–183.
Published: 01 September 2009
... that seems to encompass femininity and Masculinity in Video Games  •  165 masculinity, their collection similarly focuses largely on repre- sentations of women in video games and on the experiences of female gamers.4 More recently, Diane Carr notes the paradox...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 58–75.
Published: 01 May 1992
... entity but, rather, a construction erected in order to naturalize the approaching end of Sheldon’s Misery manu- script. Even if constructions of nature are feminized, this is not the female counterplot that sets itself in opposition to models of masculine dominance, but the feminine...