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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2003) 18 (2 (53)): 27–55.
Published: 01 September 2003
... filmmakers have depicted transformations in the meaning of public, paid work since World War II. Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis in Unbreakable (dir. M. Night Shyamalan, US, 2000) Hoodoo Economics: White Men’s Work and Black Men’s Magic in Contemporary American Film Heather J. Hicks In a...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Zahid R. Chaudhary This article aims for an account of materiality that helps apprehend race as a material reality while attending to its semiotic, aesthetic, and cultural signification. Through a close reading of Alfonso Cuarón's film, Children of Men (UK, 2006), the author argues that allegory...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1992) 10 (3 (30)): 112–137.
Published: 01 May 1992
...Thomas DiPiero Copyright © 1992 by Indiana University Press 1992 White Men Can’tJump (Ron Shelton, 1992) White Men Aren’t Thomas DiPiero There is a quite memorable passage in James Baldwin’s novel Just Above My Head in which Hall Montana, a young African American who manages the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1988) 6 (2 (17)): 206–214.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Bruce Robbins Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Men in Feminism Bruce Robbins Men in Feminism, Alice Jardine and Paul Smith, eds., New York and London: Methuen, 1987 A number of women have declined to review this book. I think I can understand why...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1988) 6 (2 (17)): 68–81.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Tania Modleski Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Three Men and Baby M Tania Modleski While some of the films in the current boom of baby boom movies suggest that woman’s primary role is to be a mother, others show men taking over this role. The enormously...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1993) 11 (1 (31)): 4–25.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Erin Addison Copyright © 1993 by Indiana University Press 1993 Aladdin (Walt Disney Pictures, 1992). 0 The Walt Disney Company. All rights reserved. Saving Other Women from Other Men: Disney’s Aladdin Erin Addison In academic writing and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 63–87.
Published: 01 September 2017
... (US, 1962). Courtesy of MGM Media Licensing Trauma, Shame, and Men’s Tears in The Manchurian Candidate Joy McEntee In John Frankenheimer’s film The Manchurian Candidate (US, 1962), a company of US soldiers is captured and brainwashed. Often discussed in terms of this...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 127–155.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Kristen Hatch This essay explores the role that men played — as costars and fans — in Shirley Temple's film career, arguing that Temple's stardom stood at the juncture of two paradigms. It was built upon the fairly stable understanding that male child loving signified men's discipline and restraint...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2008) 23 (2 (68)): 103–139.
Published: 01 September 2008
... speech, that the surge of weeping men in recent Israeli films–men who discuss their inability to cry or to stop crying, who parade their tears–might be read as an attempt by Israeli mainstream entertainment to deal with Israeli society's infatuation with victimhood and its tendency to conflate identity...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
... multilayered network of mutual dependency and interactive/interpassive reconfigurations. The article asks in what ways the Twilight films construct or imagine their targeted audience — teenage girls, Twilight moms, and gay men — and how such desires are then consumed, multiplied, and circulated on textual...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2000) 15 (2 (44)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2000
... reading that focuses solely on Jasmin as repre- sentation of the maternal ignores the possibility for her figure to possess an eroticism that exceeds a maternal role. Rudy Cox creates an erotic fantasy of Jasmin that allows women (and men...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2008) 23 (3 (69)): 137–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
... strategy for the containment of desire, since desire itself is already constituted through imitation. In other words, one cannot fail to become—if only in a partial, incomplete way—what one imitates. Frank's “becoming gay” would appear to drive his violent acting out against men, women, and music. It...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 161–183.
Published: 01 September 2009
... assured, aggressive, and unexamined machismo. The series' protagonists are instead nondescript, flawed, domesticated men—unstable, angst-ridden, and unreliable in a manner that interrogates the dominant mode of masculine gameplay. The problematic nature of video-game interactivity and identity, the extent...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
... representations they seek. The facettes de la petite mort featured on Beautiful Agony are drawn from amateur video submissions of the faces of women and men experiencing orgasm, or so the viewer is meant to presume. While the site may be conceptually innovative in the realm of adult Web sites for its lack of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
... male-dominated activities. This study explores the design and marketing of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars and Mattel's Barbie Wireless Video Camcorder, two early examples of this unique category of consumer electronics. Since men have historically dominated both filmmaking and electric guitar playing, these...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 35–61.
Published: 01 December 2011
... has become a culturally accepted shorthand for weak and failed masculinity. Putting these two elements into discussion, this history of Alda's politics and stardom suggests that his efforts toward equality may have always had more in common with “men's movement” philosophies than with breaking down...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 146–153.
Published: 01 December 2011
... deflect possible accusations of gender deviancy. Working with reporters, Bigelow constructs a “girl wonder” myth using the building blocks typically employed by men seeking “boy wonder” status. Martha M. Lauzen serves as the executive director of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2013) 28 (3 (84)): 67–101.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jill Richards Critics of Berlin Alexanderplatz (WDR, West Germany, 1980) most often focus on the extended love plot between Franz (Günther Lamprecht) and Reinhold (Gottfried John). This focus is not surprising, given that the vexed relationship between Rainer Werner Fassbinder's leading men is the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2013
... larger cultural movements focused on equating greater consumer choice with greater freedom. Most popular histories of these technologies portray them as being created primarily by and for men, but many of these technologies were actually pioneered by Pattie Maes, a professor at the Massachusetts...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... to make a movie starring his lover, Johan. Unfortunately, Johan is imprisoned for various reasons and is unavailable to perform in the movie. The film thus becomes Vallois's search for the ideal Johan, rendered through a range of men whom he auditions to play the role. We meet the multiple Johans...