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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 129–155.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Eulogy 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...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 93–123.
Published: 01 September 2003
... manuscript, “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...
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Camera Obscura (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 (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...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 43–75.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... James Ivory, 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...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 137–164.
Published: 01 December 1986
...Roger Dadoun; Arthur Goldhammer 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 theological...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 133–161.
Published: 01 September 2019
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2009
... 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 implications...
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Camera Obscura (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 (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 repeats...
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Camera Obscura (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 (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2019
... by 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 (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2019
... that 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 diary...
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Camera Obscura (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...
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Camera Obscura (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 (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 75–101.
Published: 01 December 2018
... man and mother to an Afro-German daughter named Achieng. Inspired by Obama’s own experiences, a central focus of the film is the personal effects of racism on black immigrant women and the fungibility of black lives in postunification Germany where political rhetoric has contributed to an atmosphere...
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Camera Obscura (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...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of representation of black bodies and black lives, as she transforms the trope of suffering black mothers and their martyred black youth into a celebration of black motherhood and the pregnant body. These images are consciously rooted in a genealogy of black women’s representations of black women’s bodies. Despite...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 39–75.
Published: 01 May 2020
... reflection on how we modulate our sense of selfhood through interactions with others. This article examines Sobell’s video performances with chicken carcasses, instantiating the ambiguities of mother- infant relationships, in connection with her Brainwave Drawings , a series of installations based...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of ambivalence on terms of sexual difference, especially for father figures perceived as models of artistic expressivity, and the mothering body as a body of prohibition, labor, illness, and death. Examining the negation of the body, the role of aggression and violence, and the critique of the bind of “male...