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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 41–71.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Raz Yosef This article explores the relationship between trauma, gender, and ethnicity in the Israeli film Or, My Treasure (dir. Keren Yedaya, Israel/France, 2004). The film presents a few routine days in the life of Ruthie, a Mizrahi (Jews from Arab countries) prostitute, and her daughter, Or. I...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... with challenges to gender and sexual normativity, specifically, to the masculinity of the working-class miners. But this is made possible through the film's problematic and schematic treatment of history, since it suppresses any consciousness of the solidarities with the miners that were formed, or attempted...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 166–173.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Amanda Howell Copyright © 1992 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 Susan Jeffords’s The Remasculinization of America: Gender and the Vietnam War (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989) Amanda Howell We must ask more often how things...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 36–53.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Judith Halberstam Copyright © 1992 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991). 0 1991 Orion Pictures Corporation Skinflick: Posthuman Gender in Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs Judith Halberstam The monster, as we...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2011
... to decipher in detail. Finally, the way in which the art of benshi is an act of radical gender-bending is examined. By performing the voices of heroes and villains, Sawato expresses and embodies masculinity that gives her a tremendous sense of catharsis and empowerment. Akiko Mizoguchi teaches visual...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 117–147.
Published: 01 December 2014
... noir and anticommunism — as well as to demonstrate the way in which the discourse of anticommunism is intimately related, via the metaphor of marriage, to issues such as gender and sexuality. The crux of the essay is the argument that the political discourse of anticommunism cannot be dissociated from...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 21–47.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Misselwitz’s Herzsprung (1992) reveals parallels in how late socialist and emerging capitalist systems produce, perceive, and gender socioeconomic instability. By rendering visible the struggles of unskilled single mothers for autonomy and fulfillment in environments marked by apathy and disdain, Das Fahrrad...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 63–93.
Published: 01 September 2020
... voice in five recent games— BioShock (2007), Gone Home (2013), The Stanley Parable (2013), The Talos Principle (2014), and Firewatch (2016)—that illustrate the complicated connections between gender, games, technology, and the political. It then turns to the work of Super-giant Games, a small developer...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Alanna Beroiza This article examines the visual dynamics underlying wrong-body narratives of gender through Lacanian psychoanalytic readings of Annie Leibovitz’s photographs of Caitlyn Jenner for Vanity Fair (2015) and Pedro Almodóvar’s film La piel que habito (Spain/France, 2011). Leibovitz’s...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 142–153.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Ingrid Ryberg This article provides a critical discussion of the world-famous, much-celebrated gender equality work in the Swedish film industry. Since the Swedish Film Institute launched a program for gender equality in 2013, redesigned in 2016 as the action plan 50/50 by 2020, Sweden has been...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 65–97.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Lisa Åkervall Abstract This essay takes the auto-tuned viral video “Can't Hug Every Cat” as a point of entry for a broader analysis of how modulation decisively shapes politics, aesthetics, and gendering in contemporary digital ecologies. It uncovers how the exaggerated exhibitions of feminine...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2022
... generational, national, gender, and ethnic boundaries. In this essay, I situate The Girl and the Picture in the dynamic context of the flourishing domestic and international Nanjing Massacre film industry, which, in my opinion, is closely connected with the broader historical context of memorializing...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 89–117.
Published: 01 September 2023
... pornography from the lesbian cultural archive. Taking heed from the structure of Embree's revelation, I observe that—in the case of ONE Adventure —labor, and specifically the gendered labor of male sex work, is disarticulated from gay men's cultural production as it is registered in a film intended...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 125–143.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Alexander Doty Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 The Sissy Boy, The Fat Ladies, and The Dykes: Queerness and/as Gender in Pee-wee’s World Alexander Doty In all the things I’ve read or heard about Pee-wee Herman, his shows, and his films, only two...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 102–131.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Pamela Wilson Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Upscale Feminine Angst: Molly Dodd, the Lifetime Cable Network and Gender Marketing Pamela Wilson The narrative in the trade press about the TV series The Days and Nights...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 242–261.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Thomas Streeter; Wendy Wahl Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 Peter Malarkey, “Inside Chicago” 1993. Oil on canvas. Courtesy Martin-Zambito Fine Art, Seattle, Washington. Audience Theory and Feminism: Property, Gender, and the Television Audience...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 57–89.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Silent Films: Gender and the Discourse of Everyday Life in Interwar Japan Catherine Russell In 1937, Naruse Mikio’s film Wife! Be Like a Rose! (Tsuma yo bara no yo ni, 1935) was chosen by a group of professors at the University of Chicago to be exhibited at New York’s Filmarte...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 99–141.
Published: 01 May 2001
... in West German Literature and Film (1991) and Gender and German Cinema: Feminist Interventions (coedited with Sandra Frieden, Vibeke R. Petersen, and Laurie Melissa Vogelsang, 1993). 04-McCormick.sh 5/29/01 12:39 PM Page iv 04-McCormick.sh 5/29/01 12:39 PM Page 99 Rape...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 177–229.
Published: 01 September 2001
... for This Place?': Fear, Entitlement, and Urban Space in Bernard Rose's Candyman .” Jealous Schoolgirls, Single White Females, and Other Bad Examples: Rethinking Gender and Envy Sianne Ngai As in matters of the heart in general females are more susceptible to the passion than men. —G...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 47–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Frank Darabont, US, 1994) Diva Traffic and Male Bonding in Film: Teaching Opera, Learning Gender, Race, and Nation Charles I. Nero In the influential Between Men, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick points to “male homosocial desire” as the potentially erotic “continuum between homosocial...