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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 41–72.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Institute, 1979 . Easthope , Antony What a Man's Gotta Do: The Masculine Myth in Popular Culture . London: Paladin, 1986 . Ehrenreich , Barbara The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment . New York: Anchor Press, 1983 . Ehrenreich , Barbara “5,940 Women...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2006
... in Postwar America and Homosexuality in Cold War America: Resistance and the Crisis of Masculinity . He is also the editor, with Stephen Valocchi, of Queer Studies: An Interdisciplinary Reader . He is currently writing a book about gender and sexual mobility in Cold War Hollywood cinema. Joan Crawford...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 161–183.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ewan Kirkland This article explores construction and representation of masculinity in the “survival horror” video-game series Silent Hill . Noting the dominance of traditional male characters and masculine themes within the video-game medium, the Silent Hill franchise is seen as deviating from...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 4–23.
Published: 01 January 1989
...Sharon Willis Copyright © 1989 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 To Live nnd Die in LA. (William Friedkin, 1985) Disputed Territories: Masculinity and Social Space Sharon Willis A cop stealthily enters the tract house bedroom of his occasional lover, a young blond woman...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 86–107.
Published: 01 January 1989
...Sasha Torres Copyright © 1989 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 Melodrama, Masculinity and the Family: thirtysomething as Therapy Sasha Torres I. Genre and Gender In an interview with The New York Times, Edward Zwick, one of the producers and creators of ABC’s...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 4–29.
Published: 01 September 1999
...Rachel Adams Copyright © 1999 by Indiana University Press 1999 "Fat Man Walking": Masculinity and Racial Geographies in James Mangold's Copland' Rachel Adams In Hard Bodies, Susan Jeffords argues that the Reagan era was char• acterized by an uncommonly close...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 1–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
... was transgender identities and modernism. Figure 1. Romaine Brooks, Una, Lady Troubridge (1924). Courtesy Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Artist Peter (A Young English Girl) : Visualizing Transgender Masculinities Melanie Taylor “To be myself . . . I need...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 104–125.
Published: 01 September 1996
...Kwai-Cheung Lo Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1996 Muscles and Subjectivity: A Short History of the Masculine Body in Hong Kong Popular Culture Kwai-Cheung La About a year ago, watching David Letterman's Late Show on CBS, I was surprised to find...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 63–87.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the representation of masculine traumatic symptoms in both Richard Condon's 1959 novel and Frankenheimer's cinematic adaptation of it. In a period of national shame about the unwon Korean conflict, Frankenheimer first feminizes his protagonists by rendering them hysterical, and then allows them to redeem themselves...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Ewan Kirkland The recent generation of My Little Pony has received popular and academic attention due to its visible following of young male enthusiasts. This article explores this so-called Brony phenomenon in terms of gender and age, cult spectator practices, fandom, masculinities, and the kinds...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 55–87.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of masculinity. Not only does A Woman's Face anticipate displays that, as in Mildred Pierce , register challenges to normative gender and sexual identities, but it also exceeds them in range and degree. Cukor's tale of Anna Holm (Crawford), whose facial scarring codes her as a marginal figure, spawns an image...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and the multiplicity of gazes at play in the making of this authenticity. Specifically, the tape illuminates the reflexive constitution of an authentic black masculinity via the white female gaze while further revealing pornography's investment in the imaging and imagining of a genuine black masculinity as being still...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 153–163.
Published: 01 December 2016
... preexisting yet unexamined “masculine models” of representation. The collective's goals include employing women-only or women-dominant production crews, while embracing traditional forms of Inuit narration and culture. Figure 1. Qulliq (Oil Lamp, Arnait Video Productions, Canada, 1993...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 179–186.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Alicia Kozma This article examines Stephanie Rothman and her career as a second-wave exploitation film director between 1966 and 1974. Marginally represented in film histories and archives, Rothman made seven films during her short career and flourished in the primarily masculinized world of second...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 63–91.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and personally productive, offering nostalgic alternatives to both the gay cultural attachment to masculinity and the powerful historical narratives about the inherent abjection of queerness at midcentury. However, even as Infamous exposes, celebrates, and aestheticizes Capote’s effeminacy and the male...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 47–67.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Michael DeAngelis With Russell Crowe character attributes that might code the star as a narcissistic diva are recontextualized, constructing an authentic figure whose occasional acting out enhances his masculinity rather than feminizing him. This article contrasts the notion of the performer...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 2014
... that critique the masculine underpinnings of art cinema. Central to this reading of Bier's director image and her films are the increasingly transnational dimensions of women's film practice and the broader decentering of paradigms of national cinema over the past two decades. Belinda Smaill is a senior...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 111–135.
Published: 01 December 2008
... but then rewritten, as Jeff Bridge's “Dude” comes to abjure both the imaginary and the symbolic dimensions of paternity in favor of more material and yet less oppressive and monolithic construals of paternity and masculinity. Third, I examine the consequences of the Dude's refusal of phallic mastery for the viewer...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 97–129.
Published: 01 May 2010
... masculine performance space was challenged both by the development of a clearer heterosexual/homosexual cultural binary and by the instability of patriarchal structures during the first half of the twentieth century. As such, a queering of fraternity materializes in many Laurel and Hardy films...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... with challenges to gender and sexual normativity, specifically, to the masculinity of the working-class miners. But this is made possible through the film's problematic and schematic treatment of history, since it suppresses any consciousness of the solidarities with the miners that were formed, or attempted...