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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 41–69.
Published: 01 September 2019
... through these questions, the article studies the documentary work of queer-feminist migrant labor activism in East Asia. This work offers particularly valuable insight into a strategy summarized here as sentimental activism : the simultaneous repetition and radical decentering of liberal rights discourse...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 161–171.
Published: 01 September 2010
... examines the laboring conditions and practices tantamount to slavery in the sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic (DR). It also addresses the complicity of state governments in human trafficking of Haitian migrants to the DR. The film also illuminates a global trend in which migrants, unable...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 131–157.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Irene Gedalof Where do spaces of the home figure in contemporary studies of transnational, migrant, and diasporic cinema? According to Hamid Naficy, “accented,” exilic, and diasporic cinema primarily evokes a state of “permanent deterritorialization,” producing cinematic languages of discontinuity...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Juliana Chang This essay explicates how Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) and Linda Low (Nancy Kwan), the Asian migrant and Asian American female leading characters in the film Flower Drum Song (dir. Henry Koster, US, 1961), oscillate between embodying the fantasies of American modernity and exposing...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 8–41.
Published: 01 May 1990
... and rose by 148 percent between 1910 and 1920, compared to a 21 percent rise in the non-black p~pulation.~These migrants also con- stituted an audience for the movies and, like their European counter- parts, had a distinct ethnic and cultural heritage that influenced ex...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 93–121.
Published: 01 May 2016
... forms of identity and, as Braidotti puts it, “inter- relatedness” become most empowering in this context. While taking care to distinguish the nomad from the migrant and the exile, Braidotti situates herself as a polyglot migrant turned nomad, drawing on her Italo-­Australo-­Franco...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 33–59.
Published: 01 December 2021
... mostly on Andean migrants and Loxoro focusing on Andean and Amazonian migrants). Both films also stress the inability of Spanish as a language to take into account colonial violence as a cultural-linguistic enterprise, using Quechua and Loxoro as languages of resistance. Loxoro thus continues several...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2022
... exclusionary measures against Turkish labor migrants. Even when her husband collapses, presumably from a fatal heart attack, Turna struggles to finally leave the apartment for fear of her own inability to survive alone without means and language in a foreign land. 22 Esty, too, will later be confronted...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 105–149.
Published: 01 September 2000
... (at the Saussurean point of the differential) between represent- ing German society and Turkish migrants to Turkish viewers and presenting a slice of migrant life to German viewers, Çetin limns the contours of that highly elusive abstraction Turkish identity...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 143–179.
Published: 01 May 2001
... in a past moment of loss, when migrant work turned to permanent settlement in France, and the musical culture itself has long emphasized its roots in youth and working-class concerns. But there is another step involved in making raï relevant...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 195–225.
Published: 01 December 2001
...- tural angst. Aliens from outer space are revealed to be figures for alternative populations, so that they are often cast suggestively as illegal or ethnic “aliens.” Groups like the Navajo (“Anasazi”; “The Blessing Way Jews (“Kaddish”; “7319 and migrant workers...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 93–127.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., France/ Switzerland, 1994 However, the status of migrant and diasporic subjects was already under exploration in the 1980s by those most directly implicated, particularly flmmakers of Maghrebi origin Camera Obscura 66, Volume 22, Number 3 doi 10.1215/02705346-2007-016  © 2007 by Camera...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 32–73.
Published: 01 September 2006
... the epi- sode is not ostensibly about an alien, the border-crossing migrant around which the episode’s plot revolves is presented as having extraordinary powers and evil impulses that align him more with the discourses of invading aliens in traditional science fiction than with more realistic...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 167–177.
Published: 01 May 2017
... from a formal tradition of political activism or political reading. I come from a heteroge- neous, middle-­class background with intermarriage and migrant third-­generation English speakers who had engaged with urban life for a few generations. So-­called high and low culture coex- isted...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... confusion. After all, to be labeled an exile implies a certain status; while Ma notes the overlap of terms like exile and migrant, it is fair to say that there is very little overlap between exile and refugee. While Ong’s focus on citizenship (literal and metaphoric)14 draws attention...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 135–145.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... Univisión was still in its initial pro- gramming phase in New York, and neighborhood theaters fea- turing Spanish-­language films (all in 35mm) were already being repurposed, opening a niche for independent programming that could serve Hispanophone audiences. Moreover, new Latina/ Latino migrant...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., and AIDS: viral “templates,” Patton argues, see HIV as having been initially grounded in an “isolated population” outside the US until (homosexual) migrants began transborder travel, “carrying with them the dangerous combina- tion of their new sexual practices and their contaminated blood.”6...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., waves of migrants poured into Hong Kong, nearly quadrupling its population. Among these were a large number of writers, critics, filmmakers, musicians, and performing artists who would play an important role in the colony’s rise as a new center of cultural production for the Chinese-speaking...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 78–116.
Published: 01 January 1988
... Jeannie, Irish working-class families in Brooklyn; Life with Luigi, Italian immigrants in Chicago; and The Life of Riley, working-class migrants to Los Angeles during and after World War 11. 2 The presence of this subgenre of ethnic, working-class situation comedies on television network schedules...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 70–89.
Published: 01 May 1990
... of people.42 Certainly, most female immigrants and migrants who moved to Chicago at the turn of the century first 82 experienced the city through the windows of a railroad car and, after their arrivals, their urban travel became increasingly dependent, on the subway, street car...