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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Anne McKnight This essay considers how ideas about liberation flourished in Japanese sex films in the 1970s by exploring the genre of the housewife film as it traverses industrial contexts. Liberation was abandoned by melancholic male intellectuals after the 1970 failure to halt Japan's military...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 33–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Matt Delmont This essay examines how housewife and political activist Irene McCabe drew national television news coverage to protests against busing for school desegregation. While thousands of parents across the nation raised their voices against busing, none received the same level of national...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of an “omelette soufflé.” In addition to her height, Weiss had a commanding, authoritative presence seemingly at odds with her feminine appearance. Her wooden performance in the cooking demonstration further subverts her role as a housewife cook, perhaps despite her own intentions. At the end of the short film...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to replicate them. She did not address the issue of time, however, and was catering neither to the busy housewife nor to the growing ranks of women working outside the home. Watching Dione Lucas today, a viewer might succumb to the “nostalgia for an imagined past” described by Elizabeth Nathanson...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 181–183.
Published: 01 December 2012
... McKnight The Wages of Affluence: The High-Rise­ Housewife in Japanese Sex Films. No. 79: pp. 1 – 29 Raya Morag Perpetrator Trauma and Current Israeli Documentary Cinema. No. 80: pp. 93 – 133 Roya Rastegar Evolving Narrative Structures Forge New Cine-Love­ at the 2012...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 60–87.
Published: 01 December 2020
... women must perform for capital that creates the specific character of that servant which is the housewife. 25 In Robertson s case this includes not only the work of the wife but also, in the absence of a husband, the work that would qualify her to step into the position of wife. In Five Year Diary...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 126–150.
Published: 01 September 1996
... with the house that her husband built for her and their children. We are told that the two married young, that she was pretty enough to have had any man, but that she chose one who seemed to lack direction. Fulfilling her role as housewife, Bonnie proceeded to bear five children...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 47–77.
Published: 01 January 1988
... circulation magazines during the forties and increasingly during the fifties served a therapeutic function, helping the housewife or working woman overcome feelings of powerlessness and the inability to rise above her current social role or class standing." Postwar Fashion and Beauty Ideals...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 88–115.
Published: 01 December 2020
... will be so powerful in destroying the healing virtues of a smile. Neuroses, suicides, desexualisation: occupational diseases of the housewife. Silvia Federici, Wages against Housework1 They say it is friendship. We say it is unwaged work. They call it ludditism. We call it absenteeism. Every alt- right...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of constrained desire and affect.15 In this expressive orchestration of enclosed, domestic space, every gesture and glance is significant, and time-­space stills and settles into familiar tropes: the 1950s housewife who cannot muster the energy to get out of bed, the 1920s melancholic woman confined...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 9–46.
Published: 01 January 1988
..., Catherine Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe suggested, for example, that the thrifty Victorian housewife might fashion a "rustic [picture] frame made of branches and garnish the corners with a cluster of acorns," or else copy their illustration of a large window "or• namented...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 31–69.
Published: 01 December 2002
... and, as she grew older, became a frequent guest on the television show. Lyons’s relationship with her daughter, on whom she doted both publicly and privately, 36 • Camera Obscura reinforced Lyons’s popular reputation as an “ordinary housewife” who just happened to do radio shows, an image widely...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., overpresent. There are multiple ways in which Safe resembles Chantal Akerman’s portrait of a housewife in Jeanne Dielman, but preemi- nently, perhaps, in its tone and relation to duration. Both films have a flatness of tone leaving the central character virtually with- out affect. After the initial...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., and they also did on “Quality” Reality and the Bravo Media Reality Series  • 193 Real Housewives, as did her terrible falling out with best friend and fellow housewife Jill Zarin in season 4. The women had gone on holiday together the previous season and had a variety of searing...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 61–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- of ce draw in Henry King’s Love Is a Many- Splendored Thing. She allegedly accepted the role of Betsy Rath on the condition that she be given the lead in Zanuck’s planned adaptation of The Sun Also Rises (dir. Henry King, US, 21 A suburban housewife was certainly less glamor- ous than a single...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 154–168.
Published: 01 January 1988
... coterminous with the site of dramatic action, and the emphasis on the housewife role meant that socially approved action was confined to the microsocial domestic sphere. By 1971 The Mary Tyler Moore Show supposedly served as the new image of the relevant, contemporary, and innovative woman. Indeed...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 103–133.
Published: 01 December 2006
.... For the housewife unable to film her own actions, for example, she suggested a “pin test” in which the woman would go about one of her daily household tasks while one of her children followed close behind with pushpins and string, tracing her trajectory through space (21).36 This process required one further...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 215–234.
Published: 01 September 1985
... stresses the sense of the uncanny in gothics. Modleski’s analysis of soap operas is most concerned with the everyday context of reception, specifically that of the housewife. As opposed to the classical narrative which, she argues, produces a central (male) subject position...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Race is only part of Scary Caller #30’s sadism insofar as it is a marker of an always already excessive embodiment, but it directly figures Caller #4’s (Richard Belzer) fantasies of a hardwork­ ing housewife whom he plans “to mount . . . Snoopy Doggy Dogg style.” This fantasy draws on an older...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 76–87.
Published: 01 September 1991
... can imagine a Jewish or non-Jewish baker or doctor or housewife or child. The few who saw the vitrines in the west and those who knew the families of the inhabitants will have specific information, but each viewer will create his or her own scenario within Boltanski’s structure...