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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in relation to this decisive moment in the transition to neoliberalism in Britain, recognizing its sympathy for the miners as well as the ideological limitations to that sympathy generated by the focus on Billy's trajectory out of his class and toward the metropolis. That trajectory is symbolically freighted...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2024
... into the necropolitical dimensions of neoliberal modernization along the US-Mexico border during the post-NAFTA era through the turn of the millennium. Both films represent the intersection of neoliberalism and necropolitics, particularly in terms of the spatial aspects or modalities of necropower that inhere...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Minh-Ha T. Pham This essay closely considers the political limits and possibilities of fashion-themed blogs. Specifically, the author examines the ways in which such blogs are everyday cultural sites that are framed by and can potentially reframe neoliberal relations of culture, technology...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of neoliberalism demonstrates that embodiment in digital image networks emerges as a mode of intervention into the biopolitics of memory. Embodiment becomes the ghost in the machine of the film’s vision of neoliberal labor and memory markets. By focusing on the particular aesthetic means by which the film thinks...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 21–47.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and Herzsprung challenge the reigning narrative of not only neoliberal but also socialist citizenship: that hard work will be rewarded. The dream of the good life remains unattainable in both films. An investigation of continuities in their aesthetic sensibilities and social thematics and in how they cast...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jonathan Cohn This article focuses on the birth of social networking and digital recommendation technologies and their relationship to current cultures of postfeminism and neoliberalism. These technologies, primarily designed to bring users in touch with other people and consumer goods, are tied...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
... bonds that contemporary humanitarian discourses of media advocacy are forging with the affirmative economic imperatives of neoliberalism. Camera Obscura 2011 Pooja Rangan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has a background in documentary...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
... by the state. Drawing on contemporary television studies that link the genre of courtroom television to neoliberal governance, the article finally suggests that if (reality) television takes legal citizenship of its citizen-subjects for granted, And I Do Survive articulates precisely the gap between...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 165–175.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the impact of neoliberalism on current queer politics, the piece winds its way toward a suturing of queer identity and questions of nation. Road Movie installation at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Photo by Tom Blanchard, courtesy O’Born Contemporary I N PRACTICE: THE QU EER ST A T E...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Anthony Reed This article situates Spike Lee's neglected collaboration with Suzan-Lori Parks, Girl 6 (US, 1996), as part of a broader shift in Lee's understandings of race in the neoliberal era. Its main character, simply called Girl 6 (Theresa Randle), aspires to be an actress, but after...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 93–115.
Published: 01 December 2014
... adolescent in the early years of democracy in the 1980s, and finally, to an accommodating accomplice of neoliberalism in the 1990s. Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez is professor of Spanish at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He is the author of a book on Cuban director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 105–137.
Published: 01 September 2018
... voiced by Siri and her sisters, spokeswomen of neoliberal, digital capitalism. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 media archaeology feminism voice noise ...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 103–127.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to give affective expression to cruel optimism. Finally, she reworks the chick flick to implicitly reject certain postfeminist, neoliberal premises. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 Maren Ade chick flick representability postfeminism precarity awkwardness ...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 1–19.
Published: 01 December 2018
... study for considering women’s filmmaking in neoliberal times because of its centrality to the development of feminist film theory at an earlier historical moment in the 1970s. Reframing the history of the West German feminist film movement, the introduction considers the unfolding of new practices...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 147–155.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to be multipronged and diverse and therefore can be historically situated within the tradition of feminist film activism in Germany. The essay illustrates the unique paths each organization has pursued within a neoliberal film market to achieve the common goals of gender equality and the revitalization of women’s...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2019
... the political power of these interventions, accusations were leveled at Beyoncé of cultural appropriation and exploitation of suffering by the neoliberal entertainment machine. By mentoring these artists, Beyoncé sought to convey the fertility of creative foment across borders and power hierarchies, even if her...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 142–153.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... Unraveling “the myth of gender equality” in Swedish film, this essay shows how this myth operates in the context of Swedish foreign policy and self-promotion in the neoliberal present. As much as the current mobilization for change is worth applauding, I argue that it is crucial to critically examine actual...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... Through palimpsestic projection of the colonial era onto South Korea's neoliberal present, the film invites parallels between colonialism's unresolved legacy and contemporary modes of cultural production. Simultaneously, the film offers a utopian vision of a national self that surfaces—rather than...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 165–195.
Published: 01 May 2023
...-patriarchal agenda of Trump’s neoliberal macho politics. I am interested in the way body and choice evoke white femininity as affective strategy, negotiating a public feeling of privileged belonging to the nation. The article works through the tenets of body, border, and nation as central to this investment...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 5–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... Via interviews with collective members, screenings of archival works, and autoethnographic and archival research, the author examines the sites of feeling that accompanied the collective production of media works, as well as changes in public policy and the rise of neoliberal regulation that have...