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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 89–117.
Published: 01 September 2023
... generally — and specifically in the case of ONE Adventure — elides the precarious labor that undergirded his films’ productions. This article proposes that gay media history needs to critically confront nonmaterial overelaboration — the covering over of the material conditions of media production — in media...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., 1967 – 2006,” in A Gay History of Britain: Love and Sex between Men since the Middle Ages, ed. Cook et al. (Oxford: Greenwood Press, 2007), 186. Making Electricity  •  25 16. One study finds that feminism had little long-­term impact...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 123–151.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... Cante is the director of the Program in Sexuality Studies and an associate professor of media and technology studies in the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 David France HIV and AIDS documentary history gay men...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 63–91.
Published: 01 December 2017
... among the group to prove their ‘respect to the flag’ and commitment to being law- abiding citizens.”6 The accepted histori- cal narrative contends that American society was punishingly con- servative during these years and that American gays and lesbians, struggling to integrate themselves...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 35–69.
Published: 01 December 2001
... that, “despite a network of lesbian and gay history projects,” they “have yet to see any film about that venerable mainstay of lesbian cul- ture, the bars.”1 At the time of their writing, lesbian filmmak- ing projects certainly were scant, and historical projects...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2002
... of a useful archive, especially an archive of sexuality and gay and lesbian life, which must preserve and produce not just knowledge but feeling. Lesbian and gay history demands a radical archive of emotion in order to document intimacy, sexuality, love, and activism, all areas of experience...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 52–84.
Published: 01 May 1995
... postmodern- ism, even after Stonewall. The ostensible birth of gay activism at Stonewall was, after all, precipitated by the death of camp icon Judy Garland. For Mark Finch and David Roman, camp exists only as a pre-Stonewall phenomenon, an important but dead, if you will, mo- ment of gay history...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 120–131.
Published: 01 September 1983
... by a weeklong program offilms intended to suggest possible parameters for critical inquiry. The conference's agenda proved to be a valuable occasion for expanding and reformulating critical discourses in light of the specific history of gay and lesbian representation. In a field where the paucity...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... “contemporary gay- themed programming . . . within the broader history of America’s straight panic,” for so many network depictions of homosexuality offer a truer depiction of straight America’s discomfort with gay people than of gay people ourselves.31 Even Will & Grace (NBC, 1998 – 2006), with its...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2013
... direct bearing on gayness,” instrumental- izing the media archive for a gay agenda.9 This sort of instrumen- talization has taken a variety of forms over the intervening decades. A central axis point of late, however, has been the engagement with the homonormativity of neoliberalism...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 85–127.
Published: 01 May 2003
... and reception. Central to these practices is what I am calling gay cinephilia—the set of gay cultural practices revolving around a collectively shared pas- sion for cinema and its history.7 While this article concentrates on cultural practices performed by gay men (predominantly forms of spectatorship...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 192–211.
Published: 01 May 1994
... attempt and promote a ‘‘normalizing’’ queer (in this case gay) repre- sentation, thirtysomething provides a key text for analyzing the origins and the effectiveness of making gayness “ordinary.” I am interested in analyzing this supposedly routinized representation of gay men on thirtysomething...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 125–143.
Published: 01 September 1991
... destabilization but he can’t seem to bring himself to do it explicitly. To be fair, Balfour’s reluctance probably arises from an attempt to avoid stereotypically aligning gayness with the feminine/ effeminate and lesbianism with the masculine/butch. In any case, after the first page, the word “gay...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... libertine modernity. By entwining here the notions of gay sexuality and migration into a form of “queer diaspora,”22 I want to suggest that this form unhinges the framework of Chinese melodrama, as the latter cannot contain the discursive excess that gayness demands. The opening voice-over...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 181–201.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Christopher Street and The Ad~ocate.~Their ads are tailored specifically for the gay male audience. Seagram, for example, ran a “famous men of history” campaign for Boodles Gin that pictured men “purported to be gayO A more common and more discreet means of reaching the gay...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Johan’s invaluable place in French gay film history. Though Johan was shown at Cannes in an uncut version in 1976, French censors demanded Vallois edit several scenes that included erections and other homo-­sensual sequences so that the film could be distributed theatrically with an X...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 78–99.
Published: 01 January 1992
... as Sandoval, although I find courage and power in her reframings. I would like to claim that my use of “global gay formations and local homosexualities” is only descriptive. I would like to, but I cannot believe this is true. I do claim that political people can only play the hand that history...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 47–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
... by affirming “gayness as a central part of human history and culture, and gay men as central in the formation of that culture.”25 Thus this list affirms gay existence and Diego’s place in it, as well as proclaiming Cuban culture as an inheritor of a classical European civilization that extends from...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 151–193.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and sound bites of Pat Robertson attacking gays and lesbians. Next, the video cuts to testimonials of church members and gives a short history of the Cathedral, noting that it is situated in an area dominated by fundamentalists. The story of Johnson...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2000
... history, needs little introduction. Certainly the first gay film, Anders als die Andern [Different from the others] (dir. Richard Oswald, Ger- many, 1919), relied on the image of the melancholic homosex- ual. Outcast, outside, living in the fallen world...