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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 41–69.
Published: 01 September 2019
... migrant labor documentary activism Taiwan human rights discourse ...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 4–33.
Published: 01 September 1996
... in Africa in the anthropological liter- ature and the Western cultural feminist discourses of human rights and domestic violence, the multicultural feminist or womanist approach to the topic cannot escape a colonial legacy. In the history of the multi- tudinous ways in which...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 67–101.
Published: 01 December 2013
... movements and radical strains of modernism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, arguing that these conversations offer a counterhistory to liberal human rights discourses, one that reimagines citizenship outside the boundaries of the nation-state. Her published or forthcoming articles can be found...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 107–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of human rights discourse in Morocco, see Susan Slyomovics, The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005). 4. Paula Hardy, Mara Vorhees, and Heidi Edsall, Lonely Planet Morocco (London: Lonely Planet, 2005). The more recent edition...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 42–74.
Published: 01 May 1997
...: “This includes the be- ginning realization that the patronizing, cynical attitude of some media shows and coverage, including the participation of a hostile debunker (usually called a ‘skeptic’) on a program, constitutes a human rights violation of an authentic minority. n74 The construction...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 178–205.
Published: 01 January 1992
... body can no longer be sufficiently disciplined through ideology, it must nonetheless be disciplined. And it is in the spheres of legal and medical discourses that the repressive state appa- ratus has begun to operate with much more evident violence. Whatever rights “women” may have had within...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2024
..., and social norms themselves—that results in the treatment of the border as a zone of disposable rights.” 24 In short, Maquilapolis offers an effective counternarrative to normalizing discourses and images that often ignore or obscure the devastating effects of neoliberalism, as its inherent...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 67–107.
Published: 01 May 2009
... on the gendering of these concepts, Osucha argues that they can also be explained by nineteenth-century anxieties about stabilizing the boundaries of racial whiteness. Analyzing the historical legal discourse via the seminal 1890 Harvard Law Review article “The Right to Privacy,” as well as via early case law...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 37–61.
Published: 01 September 2020
... cinema suffers from a tyranny of realism that seeks to make characters and narratives beholden to the realism implicit in civil rights activism an activism already limited by its subscription to, rather than revision of, the terms of civil and human rights. The realism under critique here is both...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 37–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
... difference elicits simply because an online image may or may not have a “real world” referent. Race is always an embodied discourse that acts on and through living human beings at the level of corporeal practices, movements, ges- tures, and gazes, ultimately constructing and deconstructing...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 43–75.
Published: 01 September 2009
... This negotiation also signals the paradoxes of perceiving these women as agents in the terms set by discourses of modernity. While on the one hand Enlightenment humanism inaugurates the rights-bearing subject, on the other it brings the symbolic violence through which, as I have noted, otherness...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 43–75.
Published: 01 May 2007
...- “One Right Guy to Another”  •  71 dimensional objects, seldom as full subjects or complex human beings — one might expect a good portion of a film’s emotional and psychological energy to be concentrated in relations between men. Patriarchal narcissism requires subtle, intricate representa...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 100–133.
Published: 01 January 1992
... that human beings make sense out of experience. I use the term “discourse” here to mean spoken or written utterances occurring in a particular context-social, cultural, historical-and directed, however vaguely, 102 at an audience. Narrative is one particular type of discourse that on its...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
... image from Abu Ghraib comes into view on the far right-hand side of the frame, startling once again due to its familiarity (fgure 9), the lights in the bus are switched on, and the camera focuses on a Humanity Adrift...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 95–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
... that holds the visible to be the subject of rights and the invisible to fall outside rights discourse. Sight, both as an act of seeing and of being seen, thus becomes a lever for understanding how humanity, rights, and citizenship are granted and which bodies are deemed worthy and, above all...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 35–61.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Peter Alilunas Alan Alda has an important legacy not only as an actor but also as a feminist activist. This article reexamines his star text from the perspective of his political work as a vocal and very public supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, as well as explores why his name...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 7–35.
Published: 01 May 2009
... reveals how racial dis- courses elicit complex affective and embodied identifications. It is precisely because race is an embodied discourse that raced others cannot participate in community without identity, for, according to Agamben, community without identity is possible only if humans become...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 103–128.
Published: 01 May 1997
... extra-human phenomena. Angels and dinosaurs can also come to figure, perhaps because of the anxieties posed by newly differenti- ated “global” economies, the current climate of anti-intellectualism fostered by the political right. According to some of these positions...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 9–46.
Published: 01 January 1988
... ofTelevision, this program tells the history of television through a discourse on the gaze. A voice-over narration begins the tale in the following way: The human eye is a miraculous instrument. Perceptive, sensitive, forever tuned to the pulsating wavelengths of life. Yet the eye cannot see over...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the humane, benign, and even empowering solution of selling the children’s own photographs as a substitute for the far more egregious alternative of selling their own bodies. From a human rights perspective, Briski’s logic is hard to refute, particu- larly since contemporary international legal...