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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., 1961). Paramount Pictures/Photofest The Many Lives of Mr. Yunioshi: Yellowface and the Queer Buzz of Breakfast at Tiffany’s Melissa Phruksachart Much like its female protagonist Holly Golightly, Truman Capote’s 1958 novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s has led a chameleonic life. The...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2016) 31 (1 (91)): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2016
...the Camera Obscura collective In honor of the journal's fortieth anniversary, this special issue of Camera Obscura considers theories and practices of collectivity. Camera Obscura has operated through a feminist editorial collective since its beginnings in the 1970s, a time when many forms of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Brenda Longfellow Chantal Akerman’s last film, No Home Movie (Belgium/ France, 2015), a film that is now impossibly freighted with the news of her suicide, provides a poignant reflection on many of the themes and formal strategies that Akerman has employed throughout her storied career. Shot by...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 25 (3 (75)): 101–141.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... The author argues that Vertigo is potentially many films, possibly about many of the issues attributed to it, but one that does not simply represent theoretical and philosophical points. It is a film that both transforms with new theoretical readings or filmic offshoots and questions these readings by...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2016) 31 (3 (93)): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2016
...the Camera Obscura collective In honor of the journal's fortieth anniversary, this special issue of Camera Obscura considers theories and practices of collectivity. Camera Obscura has operated through a feminist editorial collective since its beginnings in the 1970s, a time when many forms of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ignores the active exchanges—sometimes explicit, sometimes subterranean—taking place among filmmakers and their films across Asia. The contributions to queer Asian cinema of women filmmakers, many of whom have had long careers in television and documentary and short-film production, have not been as...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 129–153.
Published: 01 May 2015
... ghetto and more world-worn than camp, is a fitting descriptor for many of the women on reality series such as VH1's Basketball Wives (2010–13) and Love and Hip Hop (2011–) and their respective spinoffs, Basketball Wives LA (2011–) and Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta (2012–). By no means does the article...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Times Magazine ): competition series, such as Project Runway (2004–) and Top Chef (2006–), and docudramas, such as Flipping Out (2007–), The Rachel Zoe Project (2008–), the Million Dollar Listing franchise (2006–), the Real Housewives franchise (2006–), and many others. Bravo seems to exemplify the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2016) 31 (1 (91)): 165–173.
Published: 01 May 2016
... concerned especially with questions of alterity, subjecthood, and community formation in its work. A self-described “socially conscious animation studio,” Lift is structured roughly along the lines of an artistic collective in which many animators freely contribute their skills and time in support of stop...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2016) 31 (1 (91)): 187–201.
Published: 01 May 2016
... repertoire of photographic works by Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas, and myself includes many such projects, but we put them side by side with projects in which, for example, the relationship between the different protagonists is less clear, the intentions behind the acts of photography are less favorable for...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of participatory culture with which the new series is associated. Despite the apparent transgression of men enjoying a television show clearly coded as being for young girls, the article argues that Brony practices reproduce many male-centered aspects of fan media consumption in a manner that...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 117–151.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Ora Gelley The French director Catherine Breillat has in recent years become a kind of figurehead for what has been perceived by many as a new trend in contemporary European cinema toward extreme representations of violence and graphic sexuality. As a consequence of the controversy provoked by...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Dietrich Squinkifer Coffee: A Misunderstanding is a mobile device–assisted interactive play that explores a fan/creator relationship and the many twists and turns such a relationship can take. The two protagonists, always played by audience members, are Twitter acquaintances who first meet in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Tison Pugh Despite the progressive ambitions announced in its title, the sitcom Modern Family (ABC, 2009–) has been excoriated by many viewers for its purported conservatism and reactionary politics. In particular, the program’s treatment of homosexuality, evident in the story line of gay couple...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 63–91.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Elisabeth Windle Douglas McGrath’s 2006 film Infamous recounts Truman Capote’s research travels to Kansas in the late 1950s. In opposition to the “effemiphobic” rhetoric of many contemporary gay cultures, Infamous highlights Capote’s effeminacy and relationships with women as creatively and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 69–103.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., yet they do not seek to discard patriarchal social structures; rather, in the mode of anti-suffrage media, their presence ultimately works to reinforce these very hierarchies and endorse bourgeois respectability. Despite such tensions, many popular commemorations of Mary Poppins assume the film’s...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2019
... the transnational feminist film culture that Akerman’s work in many ways epitomized. Acknowledging several of the publications, conferences, and curatorial efforts that memorialized Akerman after her death in 2015, the piece underscores collaboration as a feminist practice while introducing...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 163–183.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of biography and historiography. The authors are scholars, curators, and collaborators; some were her friends; many share several of these attributes. As organizers of the symposium, we asked them to shed light on the papers given on the occasion by returning to the theme of the difficulty of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2008) 23 (3 (69)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Anna Ball One of the many astonishing traits of Palestinian cinema is the way in which it has embraced the complex relationship between gender and nation as a central concern in its filmmaking. This article explores the ways in which gendered and national identity are negotiated and refigured in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2008) 23 (2 (68)): 103–139.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... Rather, the crying is incongruous with his search for suffering within a group, and he only cries at the end of the film after the search has failed. Many critics deemed the film, particularly its ending, sentimental, arbitrary, clichéd, irrational, and perhaps immoral. This article argues that Walk on...