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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 6–35.
Published: 01 December 1986
... transfiguration of the “traditional” American bourgeois family-an ideological as well as interpersonal structure characterized, as Robin Wood so frequently points out, by its cellular construction, its institutionalization of capitalist and patriarchal relations and values (among them...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 101–124.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Thomas DiPiero Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 Responses to “Male Trouble” The Patriarch is Not (Just) a Man Thomas DiPiero I have always been curious-and, I must admit, a little bit anxious- to read about men’s desires. Curious, because there is...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Dark Water (2002) and South Korea's A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), this essay proposes that the current orientation evinces the anxieties of a patriarchal culture denied its sovereignty as the result of a widening gulf between the mythology of the bourgeois family and its actual social manifestations...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 97–129.
Published: 01 May 2010
... masculine performance space was challenged both by the development of a clearer heterosexual/homosexual cultural binary and by the instability of patriarchal structures during the first half of the twentieth century. As such, a queering of fraternity materializes in many Laurel and Hardy films and their...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
... rhetoric of value, proposing that the “pretty” as a recurrent taste category in film reveals an imbrication of gender, sexuality, and race in the construction of the cinematic image itself. Analysis of the pretty's antecedents in histories of art demonstrates how colonial and patriarchal modes of aesthetic...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 35–61.
Published: 01 December 2011
... hegemonic gender power and patriarchal social structures. Peter Alilunas is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan. © 2011 by Camera Obscura 2011 Sweet Liberty (dir. Alan Alda, US, 1986) publicity photo “They Can’t Do This to Us...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... it raised, the drama sacrificed the opportunity to further explore complex emotions and trivialized issues of gender inequality. As a result, the public discourse it created heavily emphasized patriarchal views on sexual ownership while ignoring feminist voices. Figure 1. Haizao (Li Nian) and her...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 93–115.
Published: 01 December 2014
... do not conform to dominant patriarchal values: first during childhood in La Ciénaga ( The Swamp , Argentina, 2001); then during sexual awakening in La niña santa ( The Holy Girl , Argentina, 2004); and finally in adulthood in La mujer sin cabeza ( The Headless Woman , Argentina, 2008). Because the...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 93–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Manuel Ramos-Martínez This essay examines the political significance of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet's work with actors in their cinema practice. Straub and Huillet's acting methodology is an essential aspect of their cinema and its struggle to undo militaristic, patriarchal, and...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 83–111.
Published: 01 May 2018
... tropes, the film ultimately affirms the patriarchal binaries its secular Passion story otherwise challenges. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 Rosetta Jean-Pierre Dardenne Luc Dardenne mind-game film Belgian cinema complex narratives ...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 69–103.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., yet they do not seek to discard patriarchal social structures; rather, in the mode of anti-suffrage media, their presence ultimately works to reinforce these very hierarchies and endorse bourgeois respectability. Despite such tensions, many popular commemorations of Mary Poppins assume the film’s...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 125–157.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., nonteleological time—register at once the sedimented condition of patriarchal anti-Blackness in the United States and Black feminists’ ongoing projects of freedom that perdure within and despite that condition. In many ways, such representations anticipate contemporary Black feminist grapplings with recent Black...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 171–179.
Published: 01 September 2020
... cast off as broken technologies that need to be replaced and discarded. Using a techno-feminist approach, this article argues that rather than seek justice through inclusion or improvements in representation, there is a feminist politics up for grabs in this patriarchal formulation of feminists as...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
... significantly to the implementation of Hollywood's star system. This article also analyzes the ambivalent modes of representation and address journalists directed at girl spectators and how such modes evidenced the film industry's growing dependence on young female audiences, as well as the broader patriarchal...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 135–150.
Published: 01 May 1979
...- meters for what might constitute the feminine in cinematic representa- tion may best be approached by examining how discourses present themselves in a given film text. Dorothy Arzner’s Christopher Strong (1933)presents an exceptional site at which examination of patriarchal and feminine...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 175–178.
Published: 01 December 1989
... interested in “the female spectator’’ because feminist film theory helped explain how patriarchal ideologies are worked through films. Yet the concept, as theorized, needed the context of history in order to investigate how patriarchal social structures inform the way real women (“empirical...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 195–214.
Published: 01 September 1985
... for women to use psychoanalysis to uncover these psychic patterns and the patriarchal construction of femininity. Although Kaplan admits the possibility that psychoanalysis as a discourse may have contributed to women’s oppression, she argues that it is a discourse...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 235–249.
Published: 01 September 1985
... concentrating on recent semiological and psychoanalytic film theory. Haunting the pages of this text is the familiar tension between theories of woman as essence and theories of woman as negative linguistic sign in a patriarchal symbolic order. Strangely, however, the editors are not clear about...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 308–313.
Published: 01 December 1989
... clearer about my position on the relationship between “the female” and “the feminist” spectator (at times I think I wrote as if there were no relation between them) or between the experience of being female in a patriarchal culture and the ability to refuse the place of the...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 180–181.
Published: 01 December 1986
... Femininity: A Conversation Between Mary Kelly and Paul Smith. No. 13-14; pp. 149-157. Sobchack, Vivian 181 Child/Alien/Father: Patriarchal Crisis and Generic Exchange. No. 15; pp. 7-35. Solomon-Godeau, Abigail Reconstructing...