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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2003) 18 (1 (52)): 129–155.
Published: 01 May 2003
... and Mother Dao: The Turtlelike Fatimah Tobing Rony When he was on the other side of the bridge, the phantoms came to meet him. —intertitle, F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu You are standing alone on an endless road. The sun is blinding hot. The only sound is that of the wind. All of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2003) 18 (2 (53)): 93–123.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., “Mediation and Difference in Contemporary Feminism,” and an edited collection of essays, “Metaphoricity and Postmodern Politics.” The Piano (dir. Jane Campion, Australia/New Zealand/ France, 1993) Jane Campion’s Selling of the Mother/Land: Restaging the Crisis of the Postcolonial Subject Maria...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1992) 10 (1 (28)): 178–205.
Published: 01 January 1992
...Carol A. Stabile Copyright © 1992 by Indiana University Press 1992 Figure 1. Shooting the Mother: Fetal Photography and the Politics of Disappearance Carol A. Stabile what name shall we call our selves now our mother is gone...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1999) 14 (3 (42)): 70–95.
Published: 01 September 1999
...E. L. McCallum Copyright © 1999 by Indiana University Press 1999 Mother Talk: Maternal Masquerade and the Problem of the Single Girl E. L. McCallum With the advent and spread of cyberspace technologies, much has been made of how sexual differences play out in this new...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2004) 19 (1 (55)): 43–75.
Published: 01 May 2004
..., UK, 1992) Recovering the Lone Mother: Howards End As Aesthetic Anodyne E. Kim Stone On 12 February 1993, two ten-year-old boys lured two-year-old James Bulger out of a shopping mall in England and dragged him two miles to a railway yard, where they threw bricks, stones...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1986) 5 (3 (15)): 137–164.
Published: 01 December 1986
...Roger Dadoun; Arthur Goldhammer © 1986 by Camera Obscura 1986 M e t ro p o lis Mother - City- “M i t t 1e r ”- H it 1e r Roger Dadoun I have never, $1 may say so, been able to ask questions or think in any sense other than...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2009
... source of disruption that threatens the symbolic realm. By charting the mother-daughter nexus and suggesting that daughters continue to seek the semiotic chora even after the thetic break, these films also address a discernable lack in Kristeva's theory of abjection by paying due attention to the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 77–107.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Dijana Jelača Adoption is often used as a tool, both literally and figuratively, for a fantasy of rescue — and therefore it is a suitable device for normativizing parenting, particularly mothering, as a measure of moral nobility. In this article, the contested nature of prominent cultural...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2009) 24 (3 (72)): 41–71.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., and so the Mizrahi woman is destined to repeat the trauma over and over again. The Mizrahi mother's trauma is also transferred to and reproduced in her daughter. At first, the daughter does not acknowledge the socially structured nature of her mother's trauma and involuntarily and unconsciously...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2017
... conventionally been assigned to mothers—in this case, to single mothers—to demonstrate the precariousness of maternal authority. Maternal reassurance in particular comes to embody the terrible tension between the imperative to comfort, or, as Henry James puts it at the beginning of The Turn of the Screw (1899...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Akerman in low-resolution digital video, No Home Movie alternates excruciatingly long passages set in the interior of her ailing mother’s apartment in Brussels with traveling shots taken of the Negev desert in Israel and sequences of the peripatetic Akerman Skyping her mother from her apartment in New...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2019
... the two parts poetically echo each other—one focuses on her writing displayed sculpturally, and the other on an interview with her mother about her grandmother’s diary—and features a projection doubled not only by side-by-side images but also by an additional intervening scrim bearing images of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Kathleen Collins First appearing on the air in 1947, Dione Lucas was one of the earliest television cooking-show hosts. As a business owner, single mother, influential salesperson, and highly respected professional in her field (Julia Child referred to Lucas as “the mother of French cooking in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... homosexuality in the Chinese diaspora. The four videos ( Myth(s) of Creation, Mother/Land, Movements East-West , and [os] ) that make up Xin Lu: A Travelogue in Four Parts combine memoir with a meditation on the discursive construction of travel narratives. Building on Ma's earlier work ( Toc Storee and Slanted...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 61–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
...J. E. Smyth Although The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (dir. Nunnally Johnson, US, 1956) ostensibly focuses on Tom Rath (Gregory Peck), the production of the screenplay and shooting largely revolved around actress Jennifer Jones's characterization of Betsy Rath, a stay-at-home wife and mother with...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 33–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
... McCabe's self-inflicted suffering during the mothers' march lent the event a dramatic narrative quality that echoed other television genres. All of this unfolded against the backdrop of the Nixon administration's attack on television news broadcasters for their liberal bias, which made McCabe more...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 69–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Melissa Bradshaw “Devouring the Diva” explores the drives that push us to pursue, consume, and destroy the diva, arguing for a reading of the diva as a figure of feminine gendering and as a stand-in for the fetishized mother whom we ambivalently adore, mourn, and hate. Through an analysis of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Jennifer Lynn Jones; Brenda R. Weber This article examines the fame-hungry reality celebrity mother as a template for a new form of the female grotesque emerging within the postmillennial mediascape. Using a model of transmediation, the article argues that understanding this figure requires...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2018) 33 (1 (97)): 83–111.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., creeping underneath the window of the trailer in which Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother. The question is how much the critical posthumanist viewer feels at ease with that evangelical subtext. This essay argues that however self-reflexive Rosetta may show itself in its flirtation with Christian...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2018) 33 (3 (99)): 21–47.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Misselwitz’s Herzsprung (1992) reveals parallels in how late socialist and emerging capitalist systems produce, perceive, and gender socioeconomic instability. By rendering visible the struggles of unskilled single mothers for autonomy and fulfillment in environments marked by apathy and disdain, Das Fahrrad...