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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
... assumptions about those products' primary users. Michel Foucault's theories of governmentality and disciplinary technologies are also employed to understand how the micropolitics of gendered product design connect with the macropolitics of social control. Building on feminist technology research, this study...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 93–121.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ros Murray This article assesses the impact and import of 1970s French feminist video collectives, focusing on the relationship between technology, subjectivity, and embodiment. It investigates how early portable video technology provided the tools for an exploration of subjectivity as collective...
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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 (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 133–139.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Elizabeth Losh Tactics for feminist organizing are changing with the rise of new technologies. From the standpoint of expending digital labor, not all of these changes seem to be for the better. This essay looks at the practices of the international collective FemTechNet, a network of hundreds of...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 105–137.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Paul Flaig This essay offers a feminist critique and correction of media archaeology. Media archaeology has developed over the last two decades as a historiographic response to increasingly advanced contemporary media technologies and, with them, changing accounts and archives of earlier analog...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 5–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... impacted feminist organizing in Canada. The author argues that the lack of primary and secondary records of these collectives represents a significant gap in historical memory on several levels, signaling the forgetting of a moment when technology, public broadcasting, and feminist activism merged. As both...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 71–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
... knowledge and control. The collaborative documentary is more nuanced or self-aware about the relations of mutuality existing between even those who are separated by technologies of vision and pain. The feminist documentary video that emerges is as varied as the methods with which practitioners...
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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 (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 78–99.
Published: 01 January 1992
....” Heterosexuality is politically granulating as feminist struggles over bisexuality-that third category by turns a reification, an overflow, and a liminal impurity-are conflated with loss of control over the naming of sexual identity. The coming out story as a technology to reconstruct sexual...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 150–158.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Jeanne Allen Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Palaces of Consumption as Women’s Club: En-countering Women’s Labor History and Feminist Film Criticism ]eanne Allen As leading promoters of consumer culture in the United States, the...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 177–189.
Published: 01 September 2013
... lens, Leonard works from an implicitly queer and feminist perspective that puts pressure on both hegemonic modes of seeing and our ways of narrating them. Such concerns have similarly animated the work of art historian Huey Copeland, whose writing explores the ways in which forms of cultural difference...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): iv–29.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Lakshmi Padmanabhan What can photographic form teach us about feminist historiography? Through close readings of photographs by visual artist and documentary photographer Sheba Chhachhi, who documented the struggle for women’s rights in India from the 1980s onward, this article outlines the...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and short-form reflections—that address such topics as collaboration in photography, cinema, and video; utopias and dystopias; history and memory; modes of singleness and of togetherness; technology, embodiment, and intimacy; and feminist and queer collective practices in media and activism in various...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 116–131.
Published: 01 December 2020
... media. They consider changing norms, politics, and film practices in relation to technology and the body. They debate how we might know, and what we might need, from feminist-queer pornography given feminist-queer engagements with our bodies and ever more common cyborgian existences. Their informal chat...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2016
... analyses and short-form reflections—that address such topics as collaboration in photography, cinema, and video; utopias and dystopias; history and memory; modes of singleness and of togetherness; technology, embodiment, and intimacy; and feminist and queer collective practices in media and activism in...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., the Media Lab would be open to integrat- ing a woman’s perspective into its work on consumer technologies. Despite continued gender divisions within the STEM disci- plines, MIT did not pass up the opportunity to display its (post)- feminist credentials through Maes’s accomplishments. As an...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Lynne Joyrich Image courtesy of Jupiterimages Preface: Bringing Race and Media Technologies into Focus Lynne Joyrich The term camera obscura derives from the Latin “dark chamber.” A darkened enclosure with a small opening through which rays of light can pass, projecting an...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 206–237.
Published: 01 January 1992
... Aesthetic Face (New York: Thieme-Stratton, 1984) 64 and 65. On the Cutting Edge: Cosmetic Surgery and the Technological Production of the Gendered Body Anne Balsamo The Biotechnological Reproduction of Gender Among the most intriguing new body...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 9–57.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Jennifer M. Bean Camera Obscura 2001 Jennifer M. Bean is an assistant professor of cinema studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is coeditor, with Diane Negra, of the forthcoming Feminist Reader in Early Cinema (Duke University Press) and is currently completing her book...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Bonnie Blackwell Jan de Bont directs Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt in Twister (1996). A Blustery Day for a Baby: Technologies of Family Formation in Twister Bonnie Blackwell I have erred against every common-place notion of decorum; I have been open and sincere where I ought...