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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1995) 12 (2 (35)): 129–157.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Catherine Russell Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 Hara Setsuko in End ofSummer (Ozu Yasujiro, 1961). "Overcoming Modernity": Gender and the Pathos of History in Japanese Film Melodrama Catherine Russell Although...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 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 the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2005) 20 (3 (60)): 91–127.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Tanaka's Acting in Mizoguchi Films,” was published in Screening the Past . Shiraito (Irie Takako) looks at her absent lover’s desk in The Water Magician (dir. Mizoguchi Kenji, Japan, 1933). Courtesy Tokyo National Film Center In the Twilight of Modernity and the Silent Film: Irie Takako in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2002) 17 (1 (49)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., Picturing the Nation: The Moving Pictures and American Modernity . Traffic in Souls (US, 1913), directed by George Loane Tucker. Courtesy Library of Congress Motion Picture Reading Room Regulating Mobility: Technology, Modernity, and Feature-Length Narrativity in Traffic in Souls Kristen...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 43–75.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of modernity and traditional or religious law, this essay argues that Longinotto frames the women not as “primitive others” but as entrenched in the complex paradigms of modernity. Moreover, the four documentaries under consideration weave together the activities of expressing pain or witnessing the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Heidi Brevik-Zender Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette (US, 2006) is about fashion and the construction of feminine identity — but not those of ancien-régime France. Rather, it is a modern consideration of contemporary sartorial networks that reflects an ironic twenty-first-century attitude that...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 33–61.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Douglas S. Ishii The “ Modern Family effect,” a reference to the ABC family sitcom that premiered in 2009, first emerged to describe the program’s ratings success and then shifted in meaning to discuss its seemingly bipartisan depiction of same-sex marriage. This convergence of television’s...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1984) 4 (3 (12)): 3–17.
Published: 01 December 1984
...Denise Mann © 1984 by Camera Obscura 1984 Modem Sexuahty (1979) Staggering Toward Modern Times: The Video Art of Max Almy DeniJe Man n Max Almy’s video art moves from the highly personal, low-tech, black and white multi-monitor performance piece to that of the multi-layered...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1996) 13 (1 (37)): 155–186.
Published: 01 January 1996
...Keya Ganguly Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1996 Carnal Knowledge: Visuality and the Modern in Charulata Keya Ganguly There is such a thing as a special subject for the cmema...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 161–171.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Michael T. Martin While slavery is distinctive in human history, its enduring legacy and practices in the modern world are manifest in the “disposable” labor that provisions the brothels, sweatshops, and agricultural plantations in the global economy. This interview with filmmaker Amy Serrano...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2005) 20 (3 (60)): 15–55.
Published: 01 December 2005
.... Courtesy Kawakita Memorial Film Institute Imaging Modern Girls in the Japanese Woman’s Film Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano In Japan during the 1920s and early 1930s, the true other of modernity was not so much the worker but woman.  — Harry Harootunian, Overcome by Modernity: History, Culture...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Tison Pugh Despite the progressive ambitions announced in its title, the sitcom Modern Family (ABC, 2009–) has been excoriated by many viewers for its purported conservatism and reactionary politics. In particular, the program’s treatment of homosexuality, evident in the story line of gay couple...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2006) 21 (3 (63)): 63–101.
Published: 01 December 2006
... networks in recent American fiction. “her” (frontispiece to title page) from Patchwork Girl; or, A Modern Monster. Courtesy of Eastgate Systems Subject to Change: The Monstrosity of Media in Shelley Jackson’s Patchwork Girl; or, A Modern Monster and Other Posthumanist Critiques of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2015) 30 (3 (90)): 27–59.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Kyoung-Lae Kang This essay examines two films, Modern Boy (dir. Ji-woo Jeong, South Korea, 2008) and Private Eye (dir. Dae-min Park, South Korea, 2009), both of which depict Seoul in the 1930s—the period during which Korean colonial modernity was fully shaped—and in so doing draw contemporary...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2019) 34 (2): 163–193.
Published: 01 September 2019
... liberalism’s paradigmatic other. Although it builds on these critiques, the essay asks how these logics play out quite differently in a majority Buddhist society and in a modernity that is not understood only as secular. The essay investigates how contemporary globally circulating Thai films furnish a...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2008) 23 (3 (69)): 35–79.
Published: 01 December 2008
... colonial fetish that haunts the making of modern architectural theory and the celebrity of Baker become the site of critical possibility through which we can track the conjoined stories of “modern nudity” (as stylized purity) and “primitive nakedness” (as material embodiment.) Tracking the charged concepts...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
... life of a stranger. The forced and unpredictable movement of individuals from the now depopulated Palestinian towns, villages, and holy sites into refugee camps and diasporas evidences the queering of modern Palestinian identity in this sense. The emotion or impression that one is a perpetual stranger...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... its filmic remediation, emerging as a critical part of the imaginary of postwar Chinese modernity. Jean Ma is an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University, where she teaches in the Film and Media Studies Program. She is the author of Melancholy Drift...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2015) 30 (3 (90)): 1–25.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Romanticism, transforming her into a commodity to be marketed to a modern mass theatrical audience. At the same time, this essay argues that the film questions its own use of spectacle, in particular CinemaScope and Eastman Color, to present its notorious heroine as an object of spectacle for contemporary...