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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 226–242.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Stacy Alaimo Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1997 12 Monkeys (Terry Gilliam, 1995) Endangered Humans?: Wired Bodies and the Human Wilds in Carnosaur, Carnosaur 2, and 12 Monkeys Stacy Alaimo The earth was not made for us. She was made for...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2007) 22 (3 (66)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Gretchen Bakke Camera Obscura 2007 Gretchen Bakke is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Chicago. Much of her research revolves around what is being made as the divisions between the living and the nonliving are mediated by human action. At the most basic level in her work...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1983) 4 (2 (11)): 86–100.
Published: 01 September 1983
...Luli McCarroll © 1983 by Camera Obscura 1983 The Body Human: The Sexes (CBS) Dissecting The Body Human: The Sexes Luli McCa1ioll The Body Human: The Sexes is but one episode of a prestigious prime time CBS series called The Body Human. As its title suggests, it investi• gates the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
... categories of difference regulating human organization and politics are as temporary and as transient as all historical artifacts. Alterity-as-biopolitics is also, however, a kind of traumatic sign that persists across history, and its meaning is often concealed. The article concludes with speculation about...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2016) 31 (1 (91)): 65–91.
Published: 01 May 2016
... subjectivity, collectivity, and desire. I argue that Surrogates exemplifies the view of technology as prosthetic enhancement, foregrounding technology-induced psychic exhaustion and libidinal depletion of the social body (the networked body)—a view that results in the call to restore human collectivity through...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 161–171.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Michael T. Martin While slavery is distinctive in human history, its enduring legacy and practices in the modern world are manifest in the “disposable” labor that provisions the brothels, sweatshops, and agricultural plantations in the global economy. This interview with filmmaker Amy Serrano...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 197–207.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Duke University Press in 2017 as part of Camera Obscura’s relaunched book series). Rangan introduces “immediations,” the concept she uses for documentary tropes that generate a sensation of urgency and immediacy around endangered humanity, which distracts from the consensus they produce around...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 41–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Marta Figlerowicz This essay examines Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac (Denmark/Belgium/France/Germany, 2013) and Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin (UK/US/Switzerland, 2013) as instances of an aesthetic trope described here as “inanimism.” Both films depict inanimate representations of human beings as...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the danchi landscape as something that regiments and confines human life and conceals illicit activities despite its pretensions to rationalization. In contrast, the Nikkatsu productions depict a critique of managed life that includes both sexes and implicates the built environment through dependence...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2009) 24 (1 (70)): 135–175.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Thomas Foster This essay analyzes a postcyberpunk science fiction story by Ted Chiang, an Asian American writer. The story speculates on the technological manipulation of visual perception through the direct modification of visual processing structures in the human brain. It focuses on the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... The article concludes by arguing that Born into Brothels puts to work the immaterial or affective labor of children in the production of cultural commodities as a humane and “empowering” alternative to coerced sex work. This move to mobilize the child as a new figure of economic promise indicates the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 173–181.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the challenges they faced in making the documentary, and the subsequent outreach campaign for raising awareness about social justice and human rights issues on the Mexico-US border. Camera Obscura 2010 Rosa-Linda Fregoso is a professor and former chair of Latin American and Latino studies at the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2011) 26 (1 (76)): 95–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
... an accompanying vocabulary for demarcating the limits of citizenship, subjectivity, and humanity. Finally, I argue that while subjectivity can be created through narrative tropes, we still need to question the desire for subjectivity and citizenship in violent state regimes. Fiona I. B. Ngô is an...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of seeing.” But this mode of seeing is not innocent; it is, to adopt Heideggerian language, a “challenging” or “enframing” of seeing, such that the quotidian processes of imagination and conceptualization evident in the human senses are instrumentalized according to specific interests and outcomes. I...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 109–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... era of executive auteurs, its unique development and distribution, its use of familiar genres, its formal innovations, its complications of gendered viewing patterns and assumptions, and its risqué content paired with humane, even feminist sensitivity. Sandwiched between the socially relevant...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2017) 32 (1 (94)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2017
... relations between sound and image corresponds with the projection of a collectivity to come. The article argues that the film does not seek to humanize the members of the leper colony but rather to radically rethink the relation between the filmmaker and the subjects of the film. This new relationship as a...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2017) 32 (1 (94)): 93–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., France, 1945). Adopting Marcel Mauss's categories of the human mind, the author maintains that the relationship between Arletty's person, her star persona, and her function as a personnage (character) constitutes a unique form of aesthetic selfhood recognized by her contemporaries but largely...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (3 (27)): 88–107.
Published: 01 September 1991
... index of the film’s subversive depiction of a posthuman condition. Released in the shadow of the cozy humanism of E.T., which treated the alterity of the extra- terrestrial with the familiarity of a domesticated pet, Blade Runner alienated its original audiences. Most of the reviews were not...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2002) 17 (1 (49)): 149–187.
Published: 01 May 2002
... separate from Babe? And what methodologies will address these concerns? —Sylvia Kolbowski, “Questions for Feminism” The 1995 film Babe (dir. Chris Noonan, US) culminates with the consolidation of a community in which social boundaries separat- ing animals, machines, and humans are not erased but...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (3 (27)): 108–132.
Published: 01 September 1991
... historical citations provide the formal analogue of another kind of repetition, that found at the center of the subjectivity imputed both to the replicants and the human characters. There is a profound sense in which, to borrow a joke from Freud, the future of these characters is behind them...