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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 29–61.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the journal Porn Studies, despite some nota- ble exceptions, recent studies have attended to a range of feminist and queer pornographies opposed or tangential to the industry proper, while “the mainstream, heterosexual hard core . . . has been comparatively ignored by all but anti...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 63–93.
Published: 01 December 2011
... new, live affects. Sprinkle and Borsato are feminist practitioners whose per­ formances may superficially seem to have little in common. Sprin- kle began her career in the mainstream porn industry in the mid- ­1970s, gradually transitioning to directing her own films, such as Deep Inside...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 115–147.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Emily Shelton A Star Is Porn: Corpulence, Comedy, and the Homosocial Cult of Adult Film Star Ron Jeremy Emily Shelton In a 1995 episode of MTV’s Beavis and Butthead, “Career Day,” the eponymous, flatulent, nose-picking adolescent duo take their usual spot on the couch and watch...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 116–131.
Published: 01 December 2020
... opens a window onto the interconnections and adaptations that live between friends, sex, technology, illness, feminism, and representation. © 2020 by Camera Obscura 2020 cyberpunk digital media feminist porn Shu Lea Cheang queer media AIDS media Figure 1. FLUIDØ (dir. Shu Lea Cheang...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Screen . If 6 Was 9 (dir. Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Finland, 1995). Copyright Crystal Eye Ltd., Helsinki Feminist Film in the Gallery: If 6 Was 9 Alison Butler Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s fi lms and DVD installations have been described by the artist herself and others as “human dramas,” although...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 30–59.
Published: 01 December 2020
... ecological crisis at the hands of deforestation and porn studies with two aims. First, it highlights the fraught relationship a pornographic video aggregator like Pornhub might share with feminist and queer epistemologies. Second, it emphasizes the ecosexual nature of environmental justice by way of...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 171–179.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Sarah Sharma This article reveals how conservative and alt-right understandings of technology are inextricably tied to how these ideologies conceptualize gender, race, and other forms of social difference. Feminists, the gender nonconforming, queer, nonwhite, and the rest of the non-abiding are...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 81–109.
Published: 01 December 2008
... practice in relation to feminist politics, on one hand, and popular culture, on the other? When does self-representation overstep the boundary between sexual valorization and prurient commodification? How, in turn, should a female viewer respond to erotic visual material produced by a woman? In order to...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 101–135.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and autonomy. “We were deeply inspired by s & s gay porn- romance- liberation films like those of Fred Hal- sted, James Bidgood, Jack Smith, and Joe Gage. We’re also heavily in uenced by feminist lm and video artists such as Maya Deren...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
... California, Santa Barbara, with a PhD in film and media studies and an emphasis in feminist studies. Their work on technology, sexuality, feminism, and film theory has appeared in Porn Studies, New Review of Film and Media Studies, Mediascape, Rated M for Mature: Sex and Sexuality in Video Games , and the...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... sex films display surprising common ground with radical feminist discourses and discourses on landscape that emerged in an era otherwise known for political fatigue. Figure . At the end of the lm Danchi tzuma: Hiru sagari no jo¯ ji (The Afternoon Affairs of a Danchi Wife, dir. Nishimura Sho...
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Camera Obscura (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 (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Ma's videos create a liminal space where queerness can critique and transform discourses about borders. By critiquing cultural nationalism and cinematic convention, Ma contributes to a feminist interrogation of the rhetoric of culture, nation, and diaspora. Figure . Video still from Myth(s) of...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 177–183.
Published: 01 December 2016
... by organizing a public event in which excerpts from the censorship documents were uploaded to Wikipedia . © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 Radha May Italian cinema censorship artist collective female sexuality feminist artists Radha May is an artist whose work explores forgotten...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 132–160.
Published: 01 May 1996
..., and finally the practice of lesbian safer sex. While much lesbian porn seems self-conscious about the controversial social and political positions it occupies-staking a decisively feminist, anti-cen- sorship position against the anti-porn feminists-Safe Is Desire, in taking on the issue of safer...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 187.
Published: 01 May 1996
... Contributors 187 Mary T. Conway is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at Temple University. She is the author of "Spectatorship in Lesbian Porn: The 'Woman's Woman's' Film," forthcoming in Wide Angle. Ramona Curry, Associate...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 1988
... provisionally- away from the phallus. Porn Pornography is often understood, as much in recent feminist theory as in the juridical arena, to be in some sense a generalizable instance of masculine sexuality at work through cultural representations. That is, pornography often seems to act as the...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Indiana University's Department of Communication and Culture. She is a feminist media scholar working in comparative media and critical cultural studies. Her research centers on identity, embodiment, and representation, and her dissertation is on celebrity, convergence, and corpulence in contemporary...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 183–186.
Published: 01 December 1989
... female spectator here . . . . I started college at the University of Maryland at the height of campus protests against the Vietnam War and quickly became involved in left wing and feminist organizing. The combination of the two was key: the personal was political but because the question was...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
... content as “hardcore without nudity,” a “real face having a real orgasm — it’s the opposite of porn.”5 If what hard core typically defines itself through — the display of nudity and real sex acts — is absent on the Web site, why does Lawrence insist on the designa- tion hard core ? More...