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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 78–116.
Published: 01 January 1988
...George Lipsitz Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Mama The Goldbergs The Meaning of Memory: Family, Class, and Ethnicity in Early Network Television Programs George Lipsitz Almost every Friday night between 1949 and 1956...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 161–186.
Published: 01 May 1996
... superstitious, the always possibly meaningful, to the performance of an erotic between Johnny and Gilda that attempts to (per)form the real. And this performance of the real as real and not staged again means retroactively writing in a past as always already given. During her imprisonment in Buenos Aires...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
... to escape such scrutiny altogether. As we will see, this is the case not because the ci- tations are insuffciently meaningful, but because Figure 9. “Abu Ghraib” (background), Children of Men (2006) they signal a surplus of meaning. While...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
... sought—the means to make the body meaningful. Beautiful Agony provides a useful lens through which to examine categorizations such as “hard core” and “amateur” and how these designations are shifting as a result of increasing access to new media technologies and the subsequent cultures they fuel. Image...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
... feminist artistic practice in relation to Palestinian strategies for resistance. Together, the “Queer/Palestinian” films suggest the urgency for Palestinian visual artists to persistently generate new means of expressing, embodying, and critiquing visions for Palestinian society. Films such as Victoria...
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Camera Obscura (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 (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 49–73.
Published: 01 December 2018
... cinematic realism to the historically disparate stakes of subjectivity in the two films’ production contexts. In Redupers , the film’s protagonist employs photography as a means to build solidarity and assert women’s subjectivity in the face of nearly insurmountable material and social obstacles. In...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 41–66.
Published: 01 September 2008
... these discussions and explore their interrelations, by looking at the film through a history and analysis of cinematic reflexivity. As a metacinematic work both by and about an African American lesbian director, the film has much to say about the means of its own production and, even further, about the...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 103–139.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Water could alternatively be understood as an effort to reject the Israeli passion for victimhood, instead calling for new means of constructing identities. © 2008 by Camera Obscura 2008 Boaz Hagin teaches in the film and television department at Tel Aviv University. He has recently completed...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 69–99.
Published: 01 December 2011
...” Western audiences about oppression on the “dark continent.” The article focuses on the respective story lines, which indict Western corporations, and on the directors' manipulation of lightness and darkness as a means of literally rendering Western exploitation visible. Despite this potential, however...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Pooja Rangan This article investigates the contemporary phenomenon of “child media advocacy,” or the practice of “empowering” child subjects by providing them with media technologies as a means of self-representation. Tracing the genealogy of this practice to an older ethnographic tradition of...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 95–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... First, I address knowledge production, authorship, witnessing, and representation. The film manipulates the trope of blindness as a means to see what cannot be seen, to picture unrepresentable horrors found at the point of memory's failure. Second, I argue that this film uses blindness both to narrate...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2011
... become liminal. Through close readings of The Seven Year Itch, Blue Velvet, Three Little Pigs , and The Empire Strikes Back , I track the range of meaning found in cinematic breathing, from the figurative presence of erotic breath in pornography to the literal associations of air and environment in...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 123–130.
Published: 01 September 2011
... mainstream media culture. The feminist manifestations of vidding range from the creation of deeply felt emotional odes to television and film, to the analytical teasing out and foregrounding of subtextual or secondary meanings, to bitingly critical engagements with the mainstream media's political failings...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... confrontation with mainstream media culture. The feminist manifestations of vidding range from the creation of deeply felt emotional odes to television and film, to the analytical teasing out and foregrounding of subtextual or secondary meanings, to bitingly critical engagements with the mainstream media's...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 139–146.
Published: 01 September 2011
... confrontation with mainstream media culture. The feminist manifestations of vidding range from the creation of deeply felt emotional odes to television and film, to the analytical teasing out and foregrounding of subtextual or secondary meanings, to bitingly critical engagements with the mainstream media's...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 127–155.
Published: 01 May 2012
... her studio, Twentieth Century-Fox, actively worked to suppress. Numerous scholars and critics have pointed to Temple's covert sexual appeal as a means of exposing the workings of power on the child. However, in doing so they also reinforce a definition of innocence that serves to police adult behavior...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 1–37.
Published: 01 December 2012
... rationalizes the sacrifice of the nonheterosexual, nonreproductive, and nonconformist to build a “better” race. The idealization of biraciality in Battlestar puts eugenic means to modern ends: the biological construction of a future wherein difference can be dealt with in reproductive rather than political...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 69–98.
Published: 01 December 2012
... simultaneously promoting her image of eternal adolescence. Throughout Durbin's career, the standardization of playback as a means of producing Hollywood musical numbers guaranteed that viewers would always be reminded of the time of the music's recording, a moment exposed in her early films in which Durbin was...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 77–107.
Published: 01 September 2013
... article looks at these documentaries to explore black female subjectivity, with the trope of adoption acting as an organizing narrative principle. Adoption is treated as a metaphor of sorts, and one that might dislocate the primacy of traditional moralizing about what it means (not) to be a mother. In...