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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2018) 33 (3 (99)): 103–127.
Published: 01 December 2018
... are nonetheless geopolitically and historically specific, consistently focusing on the awkwardness of white, heterosexual, middle-class, professional German women and what Lauren Berlant refers to as the “cruel optimism” that renders their seemingly privileged existence precarious. Ade distinguishes...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 167–173.
Published: 01 September 2016
... have a body, it’s a moral necessity, a ‘requirement.’ And in the first place, I must have a body because an obscure object lives in me.”3 The Garden and the Pond 1. Is undetectability a cause for optimism? 2. The word optimisme was first used in the February 1737 edition of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 149–153.
Published: 01 September 2016
... for what exists but cannot be seen. Lee speculates that this form of opacity might be grounds for a pragmatic optimism. Glissant writes of opacity as a poetic force that cannot be reduced to universalisms or transparencies. Through analyses of artworks and discursive methods, the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2016) 31 (3 (93)): 133–139.
Published: 01 December 2016
... desire to optimize algorithmic culture, accel- erating electronically mediated interactions, and the tendency to succumb to everyday pressures of leveling up, channel checking, status updating, and multitasking may all exert strong centrifugal forces that divide and separate potential members of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
... (moving or 74  •  Camera Obscura still, respectively) that came before and arrived after, these scenes condense nostalgic feelings about the past and sanguine promises about the future in their evocation of love’s optimism. Such opti- mism as that which infuses the aesthetic and narrative...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 41–69.
Published: 01 May 2015
... in terms of its positive strategies of cultivating and managing the life of the population also resonates with Foucault’s genealogical elaboration of modern biopower as a “power to foster life . . . capable of optimizing forces, aptitudes, and life in general,” a form of power that issues...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 77–105.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., depict a smiling Jutka who likes being in her body. It is an optimistic ending. This, however, is not the mandatory optimism of the postrevolutionary Soviet Union, the alternative to the crime of ideological pessimism. This is actual optimism, acknowledging that, even if we do not know where...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1990) 8 (3 (24)): 125–138.
Published: 01 September 1990
... tendency to attract an optimism of infinite possibilities, contrary to the fact that it is not only delimited by ifithen scenarios, but thoroughly collapses when the viewer finds his/her self forced to make decisions inscribed by “multiple choice.” To subvert this technocratic illusion...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 185–192.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... However, it is important to recognize Queers’ hopefulness and optimism in the face of destruction. Even dead ends provide some small satisfaction or a measure of stillness. This optimistic failure, or resistance to equating ending with losing, functions as a critique of the present. It achieves...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1992) 10 (2 (29)): 224–232.
Published: 01 May 1992
... and Bess: “summertime and the peeing is easy.” In contrast, the cancer program, informing patients a bout choices with potentially life-threatening implications, consciously attempts to preserve hope and optimism. The breast cancer video on chemotherapy closes with the narrator (a woman...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2012) 27 (3 (81)): 149–157.
Published: 01 December 2012
... narrative ows through the interplay between Ruby and the people in her life. Derek (Omari Hardwick), Ruby’s husband, tries to maintain optimism that their marriage will survive his incarceration, but is disillusioned as he becomes implicated in rivalries and con icts on the inside. Gina (Maya...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1995) 12 (2 (35)): 6–23.
Published: 01 May 1995
... with female protagonists in a very problematic way. However, unlike the "redemptive" Boyz N the Hood, Menace II Society holds out little optimism for the future of African-American life in the inner city. Within the "pathological" world that is Compton, the Hughes twins see no possibility of urban...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
... film into a genre-­defying display of live pop performance, The T.A.M.I. Show harnessed the utopian optimism of 1960s youth culture to break down racial and cultural barriers and, in a curious reconfiguration of Cold War rhetoric, to unite its youthful audience under the ban- ner of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161–187.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... In a gesture that is — to various degrees — at the heart of the NFE, this dialectical, destabilizing quality of the encounter with the Other is obliterated. Edelman calls this generalized condition of ossification of fantasy “opti- mism.”30 In Romance, this optimism can be detected in the fram...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1977) 1 (2 (2)): 93–104.
Published: 01 September 1977
...-projection) into a film-text. By definition, I'ernouuoir can only be produced if the defilement operation retains its optimal conditions of invisibility, so that the differences regis- tered in the material support are effaced (rubbed out) in the projection which creates the illusion of continuous...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2007) 22 (1 (64)): 197–208.
Published: 01 May 2007
... theHeresies collective’s sense of optimism, anger, purpose, deep commitment, and passion, as well as the fun we had stretching to achieve remark- able political goals. We published for nearly fifteen years. Then, as suddenly as it began, Heresies ended. The era had changed, and the distinctly...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1999) 14 (3 (42)): 70–95.
Published: 01 September 1999
... culture served to reinforce these norms and pathologize deviation from them, and the film is marked by this trend. 77 At the same time, the film marks a moment of technological optimism and puissance in the US which provided a notion of progress that was inseparable from the normative injunctions...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... two perambulating women of color, a “portal through which pres- ent (im)possibilities might appear.”41 This take on Illusions teems with utopian optimism, an affect Annamarie Jagose notes as familiar in lesbian theorizations of the “unrepressed” body, posited either as a phantasmatic state...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2016) 31 (3 (93)): 99–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
... sophistication and can thus rescue more than a kernel of optimism for “a postcapitalist mode of production emerging in a context of massive mid-­twenty-­first century crisis, assembling itself from a hundred years of nonlin- ear computerized communist history to create the platforms of a future red...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1988) 6 (3 (18)): 106–119.
Published: 01 September 1988
... approach to subjectivity may either lead to a defeatism in which institutions are massivelyin place and efficient,or to a utopian optimism that appeals vaguely to an "essential" freedom. To a certain degree, the vagueness of the analysis brings with it advantages. Most...