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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1988) 6 (3 (18)): 42–51.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Janet Bergstrom Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 The Theater of Everyday Life: Ulrike Ottinger's China: The Arrs, Everyday Life Janet Bergstrom West Berlin has had a strong documentary filmmaking movement throughout the history of the New German...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69–101.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Kristi McKim Hirokazu Kore-eda's 1998 film After Life stylistically cites canonical Japanese films (especially that of Yasujiro Ozu), while heralding the cinema's role in both photogenically defamiliarizing the familiar and naturalizing the new. Set in a way station between heaven and earth and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Elena Gorfinkel American sexploitation cinema of the 1960s and early 1970s has gained a second life in the past two decades through a boom in video and DVD distribution and rerelease, and consequently a new, generationally distinct audience. This article proposes that what appeals to cult audiences...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1988) 6 (2 (17)): 194–205.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Scott Bukatman Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 The Delicate Delinquent (Don McGuire, 1957) Paralysis in Motion: Lewis’s Life as a Man Scott Bu katman Jerry Lewis: the disorderly orderly, the delicate delinquent, the ladies man, the nutty...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1988) 6 (1 (16)): 47–77.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Denise Mann Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Better Hom es and Gardens 30 (Feb. 1952 ), p. 154 The Martha Raye Show The Spectacularization of Everyday Life: Recycling Hollywood Stars and Fans in Early Television Variety Shows Denise Mann...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1990) 8 (1 (22)): 50–72.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Miriam Hansen Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Adventures of Goldilocks: Spectatorship, Consumerism and Public Life Miriam Hansen In the weeks following Valentino’s death in August 1926, millions of American women went to see The Son of the Sheik, the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Life and Relationship Challenges in Dwelling Narrowness Huike Wen After Dwelling Narrowness (Wo ju, translated literally as “snail dwelling”) was shown on various Chinese television stations and uploaded online in 2009, it became Chinese netizens’ “favorite TV drama” of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2005) 20 (3 (60)): 57–89.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Silent Films: Gender and the Discourse of Everyday Life in Interwar Japan Catherine Russell In 1937, Naruse Mikio’s film Wife! Be Like a Rose! (Tsuma yo bara no yo ni, 1935) was chosen by a group of professors at the University of Chicago to be exhibited at New York’s Filmarte...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
... cultural form of the white middle-class nuclear family in a context where norms of heterosexual family and conjugal life are at once firmly entrenched and widely contested. Largely overlooked in film criticism, The Hours is characterized by its baroque and generative temporality and intertextuality that...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... to advance their critique of “managed life” during postwar economic growth. My readings focus on films by pink auteur Wakamatsu Kōji as well as roman poruno directors that feature residents of danchi — Japanese high-rise apartment complexes built to solve the postwar housing shortage. Wakamatsu maps...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Hiram Perez Building on feminist and queer scholarship on the relationship of film spectatorship to subjectivity, this essay conjectures subaltern spectatorships of the two US film adaptations of Fannie Hurst's 1933 novel Imitation of Life as a means of tracing the impossibly entangled discourses...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
... expression of the modernity theorized by Walter Benjamin. Fashion is a crucial signifier that enables Benjamin to articulate the temporal instability that is, for him, constitutive of modernity; fashion is also a vital tool used by Coppola to overlap her life with the modern Marie Antoinette that she creates...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
... homosexual desire, I espouse a narrative about the dualities of representing Palestinian queerness. I argue that the very nature of Palestinian daily life is queer. That is, if we utilize the word in the now anachronistic adjectival sense whereby the word queer describes a sense of strange(ness) or even the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2008) 23 (2 (68)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2008
... contemporary life, the deployment of coincidence in Talk to Her also presents the negative potential of such enfolding. In contrast to the overt imperative to “talk” in its title, the film in effect uses the narrative logic of melodrama to traffic in secrets and to develop eloquent modes of silence. © 2008...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2009) 24 (3 (72)): 41–71.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Raz Yosef This article explores the relationship between trauma, gender, and ethnicity in the Israeli film Or, My Treasure (dir. Keren Yedaya, Israel/France, 2004). The film presents a few routine days in the life of Ruthie, a Mizrahi (Jews from Arab countries) prostitute, and her daughter, Or. I...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., scenes of mourning, romance, and murder are set in the great outdoors, while the interior sets are cluttered with potted plants that signify the tamed emotions of domestic life. The film establishes a binary in which an “evil” woman—played by Gene Tierney, then known as “the most beautiful woman in the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
... a reading of Born into Brothels , an award-winning film documenting the codirector and photojournalist Zana Briski's humanitarian project to emancipate the children of prostitutes in India by training them in photography and creating avenues for them to sell their own photographs of brothel life. A...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2011) 26 (1 (76)): 131–157.
Published: 01 May 2011
... symbol of “exilic subjectivity”— containing souvenirs from the homeland, but primarily signifying travel and a provisional life—I want to ask what happens when someone takes those souvenirs out of the suitcase and places them somewhere new? I do this by reading two early twenty-first-century films by...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Alexander R. Galloway Rey Chow, in her book The Age of the World Target , identifies a rise in self-referentiality across a number of domains of contemporary life. Fueled by Martin Heidegger's writings on “the world picture,” Chow asserts that “understanding … is now an act inseparable from the act...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 93–115.
Published: 01 December 2014
... nonlinearity over causality, sound over sight, and suspense over closure. This article argues that Martel's trilogy of life in the province of Salta, Argentina, examines the country's incomplete transition to democracy from the perspective of strong, intelligent, and socially privileged female protagonists who...