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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2024
... in the Mexico-US border region in the context of transnational political activism. Edward.avila@mnsu.edu Copyright © 2024 by Camera Obscura 2024 necropolitics neoliberalism gendered violence labor exploitation territorial fragmentation ecocide transnational activism While...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 41–73.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... Do her factory settings function as critical parodies that condemn the exploitation of workers’ bodies or as utopian simulacra of factories in which alternative modes of labor are imagined and staged? Do they critique capitalism’s constraints on the body, or do they allego- rize...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 129–155.
Published: 01 May 2003
... meaning and reality, and then makes these images available for their later juxtaposition through re-editing, inviting multiple interpretations. In the moment in which Indonesian natives are swallowed up by cotton kapok, black-and-white images convert extreme labor exploitation into an odd dreamscape...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 95–121.
Published: 01 May 2000
... traditional methods of sexually objectifying the female body, but it works on other levels as well. She is also objectified as the embodiment of black labor, exploited economically as well as sexually. For example, as Pinky awaits her court case...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 125–157.
Published: 01 September 2020
... between hospitalization and imprisonment in the montage sutures the psychic damage produced through dominant white beauty culture and Black labor exploitation to the turn away from New Deal welfare programs and toward mass incarceration beginning in the 1970s.3 These policy shifts were accompanied...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 88–115.
Published: 01 December 2020
... new media scholars, in particular, have argued that online activity is appropriated labor, or even the site of a new phase of expro- priation amounting to data colonialism. 6 The labor itself may be simultaneously voluntarily given and unwaged, enjoyed and exploited, as Tiziana Terranova observed...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and interiors connected through lines of technology and power that remain tantalizingly obscure. It contrasts spaces based on their affective and social roles and exploits the blurred line between public and private space, or between the productive site of labor and the reproductive site of domesticity...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 179–186.
Published: 01 May 2017
.../cultural studies of film and television with an emphasis on intersectional feminist methodologies and industry studies. Her work examines gendered labor in the entertainment industries, the intersection of emerging media platforms and traditional Hollywood distribution/exhibition paradigms...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 139–159.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., and that a single character can trace his position- ality from consumer of exploited labor to the exploited troubles the very line that the nostalgic or Gothic ruin seeks to separate. In one of the more remarkable scenes in Hostel, the factory is twice shown from a distance as fully functional, modern looking...
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Camera Obscura (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 (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 35–71.
Published: 01 September 2005
... relationships.”16 The Luso-African generation born in Portugal, nonetheless, still con- fronts problems common among immigrants such as unemploy- 46 • Camera Obscura ment, labor exploitation, and discrimination, as the sociologist Rosana Albuquerque claims: “the equality given by law is taken away...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 65–91.
Published: 01 May 2016
... human hosts.26 Highly personalized media like Google’s second index and Facebook exploit the user’s libidinal attachments to enhance machinic capacities and boost the company’s share of the market. Users’ cognitive and affective labor delivers astronomical quanti- ties of data to the machine...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 99–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., thought, the body, labor, and sociality are conceptualized in terms of digital communication, ide- als about how to live without exploitation, or about how to imagine and organize collectivity around something other than economic activity, must take on appropriate forms. Notions of how computers...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
... film, and the vintage stag film. As artifacts of a subterra- nean cinema, they inadvertently make visible their filmic labor and the inevitability of its failure. Examining this mythos of failure, Jeffrey Sconce has analyzed how cult film audiences attached to such “bad films” — which he...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 32–73.
Published: 01 September 2006
...- ally demonstrating the impact of globalization on the bodies of the men and women whose invisible labor is the lifeblood of the global economy. Sexuality here in particular is a terrain of com­ modification, power struggle, and exchange. In other words, desire and affect are conditioned...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 31–57.
Published: 01 December 2022
... follow the right path.” 36 Ahmed's study focuses on the “happiness turn” in the twenty-first century's social form and its affective support for patriarchal institutions, especially marriage. Just as “happiness was used historically as an argument for sustaining a gendered division of labor,” suggests...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of bringing strangers together to perform the emotional labor involved in incorporating each other into their familiar selves, the franchise departs from Big Brother or The Real World in that rather than selecting single cast members, the programs producers cast the women along with their husbands...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
...: articulating what might be seen as the seduction of feminization.”30 Exploiting such log- ics, Blair’s speech assisted in further distancing him not only from Thatcherism but from the supposed masculinism of “Old Labour,” defined as such through its political privileging of class in what has...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of media advocacy and its atten- dant logics of “empowerment.” The following discussion seeks to illustrate that the discourses of liberal/humanitarian media are not necessarily exempt from the exploitative neoliberal project of garnering “affective” or “immaterial” labor that we have grown...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 89–117.
Published: 01 September 2023
... than an individual instance of inequitable treatment but part of a larger mode of production that profited from the simultaneous denial and exploitation of sex workers as a principle labor force in gay industries. ONE Adventure (dir. Pat Rocco, US, 1972) provides an ideal case study...
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