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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 33–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Christine Cynn In Francophone West Africa, bilateral and multilateral HIV prevention focuses on combating stigma, increasing awareness, and encouraging safer sexual practices, especially through the use of mass media. This approach works in the service of neoliberal mandates to produce African...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 141–151.
Published: 01 December 2016
... perspectives. Such issues include the process of urban redevelopment in Seoul, the global environmental crisis, utopian aspirations in the neoliberal economy, and the Korean authorities' ideological control of citizenship. The collective's imperative to engender sensory and affective engagement...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 71–99.
Published: 01 May 2015
... is instrumental to theorizing addictive spectatorship, a concept that takes seriously the notion that television may act affectively as a drug. Recovery television, it claims, helps viewers negotiate their own relationship to television consumption. Furthermore, such a negotiation augments notions of neoliberal...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... documentary might provide a powerful antidote to the logics of neoliberalism. Zoë Druick is an associate professor in the School of Communication and associate dean of the Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology at Simon Fraser University. Her most recent publications are Cinephemera: Archives...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
...-century form of comedy but also in modes of self-fashioning in neoliberal times. Rebecca Wanzo is an associate professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of The Suffering Will Not Be Televised: African American Women and Sentimental...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 195–203.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and collaborative interventions as well as the feminist and activist legacies that inform her video, performance, and installation works. For Wyman, opacity and camouflage enable collective emancipatory action in a time of contemporary neoliberal forms of surveillance, as seen in the practices of Pussy Riot members...
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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...