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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2003) 18 (2 (53)): 27–55.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 63–87.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Manchurian Candidate (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...
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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 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 May 2018) 33 (1 (97)): 57–81.
Published: 01 May 2018
... , dir. Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Iran, 1998). A close examination of Islamic, especially Shiʻi, legal theories of the voice is undertaken, in which the female voice is considered part of her ʻawra , or parts of her private body that are deemed shameful and should be veiled or concealed before unrelated men...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2018) 33 (1 (97)): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2018
... production. Although Turkish film producers first adapted European exploitation films (particularly Italian erotic comedies), in time they created a trashy and irregular film practice addressing the specific needs of its assumed audience: young, unemployed, underclass men with rural backgrounds. The article...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2018) 33 (3 (99)): 147–155.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Sebastian Heiduschke Although women today graduate from Germany’s film schools in numbers nearly equal to those of men, they remain heavily underrepresented in the nation’s film industry. This essay employs statistical evidence to take stock of the situation for women filmmakers and examines three...
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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...