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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
... is basically the same, as is the lesson that attends it: attachment is always ambivalent. That is part of its satisfaction. End of story. Or, begin again. This article invokes Stanley Cavell’s classic account of the Hollywood comedy of remarriage in order to place Cholodenko’s trilogy within a wider...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 238–261.
Published: 01 January 1992
... sensitive to spectatorial architectures, and interested in the space of cinema1-articulated a relation between transito’ and the “anatomy lesson”: Transient objects attain in the arcades a sort of resident status. . . . They satisfy physical needs, the desire for images, just as they...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 160.
Published: 01 September 1999
... at Brown University. E. L. McCallum teaches feminist theory, cultural studies, and twentieth• century literature in the English Department at Michigan State University. She is author of Object Lessons: How to do Things with Fetishism, and her articles have appeared...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 140–142.
Published: 01 May 1976
... 16mm, color, and they have the help of Jeti Grigioni and Ciccio, the cameraman and the soundman of History Lessons. photo page 140 Svetlana Vertov in The J1.m with the M(wie Camera. © 1976 by Camera Obscura 1976 ...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 187–193.
Published: 01 September 2016
... worlds are being birthed inadvertently from our quest for separation and cleanli- ness, for “better living through chemistry.”5 This situation asks us to reimagine the futures that we are ushering in, demanding new strategies of extinction and survival. What political lessons might plastic...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 219–226.
Published: 01 December 1989
... unobtrusive lesson really do not want a lesson at all.” I would add, “People crave that obtrusive lesson which they already know. They do not want the unfamiliar lesson of rural revolutionaries to intrude at all.” When I showed the Spanish language version of El Crucero to the farm workers in El...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 133–139.
Published: 01 December 2016
... “feminist anti-­MOOC” and producing documents such as its manifesto and white paper.6 There were probably valuable lessons to learn about coordination and collective decision-making from the Fembot Col- lective, the editorial collective that operates Camera Obscura, and other, smaller collectives...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2012
... hundreds of people from across our campus and the surrounding community and raising thousands of dollars for women’s charities. Despite these considerable achievements, the most valuable lessons of the class were the ones students learned about the poli- tics of lm festivals, curatorial work...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 75–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
....”15 Step-­by-­step, the Queen awakens the young “Sleeping Beauty” (30). Her first lesson dem- onstrates the power of fantasy to arouse desire. Like Glyn, the Queen is a storyteller, and she transports the boy through tales of romance and travel: “With her talent of word-­painting, she took...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 165–168.
Published: 01 December 1989
... the film. The next day, I go to see the film again, but this time with my two best male friends. We laugh at the same narrative moments that produced sobs the day before. Was this an essential lesson about re- seeing, (first time tragedy, second as farce) or about the gendered difference...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 3–38.
Published: 01 December 2003
... reconfigure feminism’s relationship to newer technologies in light of the lessons offered by its relationship to an older technol- ogy like video. In a global culture radically reconstructed by inter- active telecommunications and the accompanying “consolida- tion of pancapitalist power,” as Faith Wilding...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 78–116.
Published: 01 January 1988
... from economic and social change in postwar America conflicted with the lessons of historical experience for many middle and working-class American families. The Great Depression of the 1930s had not only damaged the economy, it also undercut the political and cultural legitimacy of American...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... quo and then a comfortable return to normality after a character learns a valuable lesson. Sein- feld (NBC, 1989 – 98) famously rejected the traditional parameters of sitcom narratology with its production maxim of “No hugging, no learning,” a disavowal of the premises of affection and...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 137–143.
Published: 01 December 2006
... “citizenship lessons” of self-responsibility, see Laurie Ouellette, “ ‘Take Responsibility for Yourself’: Judge Judy and the Neoliberal Citizen,” in Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture, ed. Susan Murray and Ouellette (New York: New York University Press, 2004), 231 – 50...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 65–89.
Published: 01 September 2011
... lessons to distinct audiences. It is therefore appropriate that Supernanny  screened on 72  •  Camera Obscura Channel 4, the publicly owned but commercially funded British broadcaster. It is important to note that Channel 4’s commercial profile was considerably improved in the early 2000s with...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 160–165.
Published: 01 December 1989
... friends. We laugh at the same narrative moments that produced sobs the day before. Was this an essential lesson about re- seeing, (first time tragedy, second as farce) or about the gendered difference in spectatorship? The challenge of this survey is, I assume, to become the historian of...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 177–201.
Published: 01 September 2000
... previously he played the primitive Urmensch, Orfeo now reveals something more, the reality of this particular cultural other’s life beneath the masquerade. One is reminded here of the lesson Dörrie learned from the South Africans, who provided the impetus...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 47–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Diva traffic occurs in the following manner: a white male, who appears to have a marginal status in society, but in actuality has an enormous capital of high culture, teaches a man of color about opera. The success of the lesson is twofold. The tutored character is transformed toward a greater...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 129–157.
Published: 01 December 2005
... materials were ideally positioned to participate in gendered discourses, offering les- sons in modern marriage drawn from celebrity couples — happy and otherwise — to their primarily female readers. The lesson presented by the Hayakawas, it would seem, was that the model couple found marital bliss...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2007
... daughter Liza Minnelli refused to have anything to do with the concerts, while the nondiva Garland daughter Lorna Luft joined Wainwright both nights to sing “After You’ve Gone.” 4  •  Camera Obscura A 2006 issue of Time Out: New York offered lessons under the title “How to Be a Male Diva...