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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 77–107.
Published: 01 September 2013
... depictions of motherhood, especially as they pertain to the question of race, is juxtaposed with the form of the oppositional gaze represented in two adoption documentary films: Nicole Opper's Off and Running (US, 2009) and Camille Billops and James Hatch's groundbreaking Finding Christa (US, 1991...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 33–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
... into national news. This study highlights how television news made local protests meaningful for national audiences, how McCabe articulated private and public identities of motherhood that both troubled and exemplified television's boundaries between the private and public spheres, and how McCabe's self...
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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 (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 133–163.
Published: 01 May 2023
.... Their explicit and often spectacular refusals and failures — of the liberatory promises of bourgeois motherhood on the one hand, and political activism on the other — deny any possibility of a reparative fantasy within the film. Made during a period of significant aesthetic and personal change in Rainer's life...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 63–93.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Eleanore Gardner; Alyson Miller Abstract While complex women in contemporary television are, as Svenja Hohenstein and Katharina Thalmann contend, “no longer a niche phenomenon,” the antiheroine continues to be defined by her relationship to motherhood, sexuality, and violence. This essay contrasts...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 195–214.
Published: 01 September 1985
... and a final theoretical chapter allow Kaplan to continue to develop her thesis on motherhood as an area both inade- quately theorized in psychoanalytic literature and inadequately provided for in the social formation and therefore a gap through which to escape patriarchal representation...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 111–119.
Published: 01 September 1983
... scrutiny" is not what is at issue. The general point I am attempting to elicit via this pastel is that the possibility of finding multiple- perhaps contra• dictory-definitions of motherhood within Cassatt's oeuvre must be theoretically entertained. "Motherhood" did...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 43–75.
Published: 01 May 2004
... responded so positively to this story of a woman who chooses single motherhood as a defiantly political act? Recovering the Lone Mother • 45 Deciding when, precisely, to release a film for public con- sumption is always a tricky business, not just because...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 178–205.
Published: 01 January 1992
... into an inhospitable waste land, at war with the “innocent person” within. For feminism in the nineties, this transformation offers an ideological double bind, for just as the articulation of “woman” with nature, feminized environments, and motherhood produces reactionary and regressive configurations...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... pornography misogyny transmediation Figure 1. In Touch Weekly s gallery of the female grotesque Reality Moms, Real Monsters: Transmediated Continuity, Reality Celebrity, and the Female Grotesque Jennifer Lynn Jones and Brenda R. Weber We begin this consideration of motherhood, reality celebrity...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 158–184.
Published: 01 May 1995
... structure by which the series China Beach organizes and articu- lates its history of the Vietnam War and the losses associated with it-especially the loss of control over representation and history.' 160 The representation of war on China Beach is governed by analogies between motherhood...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 73–101.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of motherhood. Born Freda McDonald, Baker fled poverty and traumatic memories of the violent 1917 East St. Louis race riots by seeking work in the theater. At times considered “too skinny and too dark” for chorus lines, she left St. Louis to work as a dresser touring on the Theater Owners...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 185–191.
Published: 01 December 2007
... and Media Studies. Kaplan has written many books and articles on topics in cultural studies, media, and women's studies, including Women in Film: Both Sides of the Camera (1983/2000), Motherhood and Representation: The Mother in Popular Culture and Melodrama (1992/2002), Looking for the Other: Feminism...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 84–85.
Published: 01 September 1985
... recording of her own fantasmatic relation to motherhood - the act of documenting or making a documentary provides the basis for a multifaceted inquiry into the role of factual knowledge in understanding the “other, ’ ’ the complexity of the inscription of desire in the look (whether it takes...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 250–251.
Published: 01 September 1985
..., and has published widely on women and film, film noir and Fritz Lang. Regarding Television, an anthology she edited, and Women andFilm: Both Sides of the Camera both appeared in 1983. She is currently working on two book projects, one on music television and another on motherhood...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 162–163.
Published: 01 December 1984
... point of view? Is a feminist someone who unambig- uously adheres to the correct positions on family and motherhood, and unconditionally rejects, without nostalgia or regret, all other positions? Reisman writes of Keller’s Dazcghters of Chaos: “The film is also unclear...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2017
... closely concerned with motherhood and the cinema of the fantastic.23 When the Babadook materializes and invades Amelia and Samuel’s home, it appears to taunt the mother for the inef- fectiveness of her protection. Its physical appearance is that of an animated children’s book drawing...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Hopkins University Press, 1996. Cinematernity: Film, Motherhood, Genre by Lucy Fischer. Princeton Univer- 157 sity Press, 1996. $14.95. The Domain-Matrix: Performing Lesbian at the End of Print Culture by Sue-Ellen Case. Indiana University Press, 1997. $1 7.95. Tangled Memories by Marita...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 83–111.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., Cinematernity: Film, Motherhood, Genre , and Sunrise . She is currently at work on Designing Women: Art Deco, Cinema, and the Female Form , forthcoming from Columbia University Press. Greta Garbo and Silent Cinema: The Actress As Art Deco Icon Lucy Fischer The stuff [shown at the 1925 Paris...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 84–117.
Published: 01 September 1995
...? Schedule Week Four: Coming of age Reading: The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta In most African countries, there are no large-scale government assis- tance programs like Social Security. Thus, the family, whether urban or rural, is the main subsistence provider for its members. Women may...