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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 78–116.
Published: 01 January 1988
...George Lipsitz Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Mama The Goldbergs The Meaning of Memory: Family, Class, and Ethnicity in Early Network Television Programs George Lipsitz Almost every Friday night between 1949 and 1956...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 102–131.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Pamela Wilson Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Upscale Feminine Angst: Molly Dodd, the Lifetime Cable Network and Gender Marketing Pamela Wilson The narrative in the trade press about the TV series The Days and Nights...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 212–241.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Carolyn Bronstein Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 A Healthy Challenge: The National Nutrition Test (Lifetime Television, 1993) Mission Accomplished? Profits and Programming at the Network for Women Carolyn Bronstein In the latest round of proposed funding cuts...
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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 (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 31–69.
Published: 01 December 2002
... in Local and National Networks: Ruth Lyons and Arlene Francis Marsha Cassidy and Mimi White Newsweek’s cover story on 19 July 1954 called Arlene Francis “the quick queen of television.”1 In the same year, Look magazine reported that Ruth Lyons was known as “Miss Ohio” because her “chitchat...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 71–101.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Alison Wielgus This essay considers the role that Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake (BBC/SundanceTV, 2013) and Top of the Lake: China Girl (BBC/SundanceTV, 2017) play in the post-network television landscape. Situating the series among the globalized genre of serialized post-network crime shows...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 35–63.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the conditions of certain types of failure, in which discord runs high and the individual self lacks cohesion, poetic, relational networks arise. Such networks include in their processes the shadowy, unnerving aspects of discord along with the sharing of capacities. This article argues that, beyond...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 133–139.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Elizabeth Losh Tactics for feminist organizing are changing with the rise of new technologies. From the standpoint of expending digital labor, not all of these changes seem to be for the better. This essay looks at the practices of the international collective FemTechNet, a network of hundreds...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 65–91.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of subjectivity, collectivity, and desire. I argue that Surrogates exemplifies the view of technology as prosthetic enhancement, foregrounding technology-induced psychic exhaustion and libidinal depletion of the social body (the networked body)—a view that results in the call to restore human collectivity through...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2008
... tendencies and in the process delve into the humanist epistemological and philosophical implications of his representational choices. Coincidental plots in this film create dense social networks among relative strangers, networks that operate to enfold or absorb strangers and thus effectively eradicate...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Anna E. Ward As faces become ubiquitous on the Web through social networking sites and YouTube, it is perhaps no surprise that an adult, subscription-based Web site has emerged seeking to capitalize on investing faces with sexual meaning. This article engages in a close examination of the Web site...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Heidi Brevik-Zender Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette (US, 2006) is about fashion and the construction of feminine identity — but not those of ancien-régime France. Rather, it is a modern consideration of contemporary sartorial networks that reflects an ironic twenty-first-century attitude...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and multilayered network of mutual dependency and interactive/interpassive reconfigurations. The article asks in what ways the Twilight films construct or imagine their targeted audience — teenage girls, Twilight moms, and gay men — and how such desires are then consumed, multiplied, and circulated on textual...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 149–157.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to be shaped by this very difference. Further, through initiatives like the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, networks of filmmakers and film enthusiasts from communities historically mis- or underrepresented in film are beginning to shift the constitution of festival audiences and thereby...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that, in drawing on an intertextual network of allusions and on the spectacle of sex, Lee's recent films move beyond representation to the production and value of race in order to imagine new political and aesthetic strategies adequate to a new regime of black visuality. Anthony Reed is assistant professor...
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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 (2 (98)): 105–137.
Published: 01 September 2018
... media networks. Redressing the absence of an explicitly feminist media archaeology, the essay focuses on the medium of the gendered telephonic voice and the method of voicing. The former is inspired by the extraordinary prevalence of feminine voices deployed in media old and new, while voicing...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 185–197.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to Schneemann's text “Parts of a Body House” (1957–67), a series of paragraphs composed over a decade that describe a network of biomorphic structures and multimedia environments. The essay argues that “Parts of a Body House” is a “nerve codex” by which to read the artist's life and work. The essay is derived...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Taylor Cole Miller Abstract At the same time the 1960s sitcom Bewitched aired in reruns next to drag queens on LOGOtv, a cable channel targeted to LGBTQ viewers, it also aired on the former National Christian Network channel (FamilyNet) immediately preceding a lineup of church programs featuring...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Patrick Flanery Abstract This article considers how The Ice Storm (dir. Ang Lee, US, 1997) reframes the politics of Rick Moody's novel of the same name and works via a network of symbols to align character Elena Hood (Joan Allen) with Hillary Clinton, suggesting an analogy between the scandals...
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