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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 88–97.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Dana Polan Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Idtes et Recherches- Hammarion History in Perspective, Perspective in History A Commentary on L‘Origine de la perspective by Hubert Damisch Dana Polan Part of what is so intriguing about Hubert...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 77–111.
Published: 01 May 2007
... University Press. From X Marks the Spot: Chicago Gang Wars in Pictures (Chicago: Spot Publishing, 1930); Georges Bataille, review, Documents 2 (1930): 52 – 53 Undoing the Scene of the Crime: Perspective and the Vanishing of the Spectator Domietta Torlasco Un beau film: the crime of...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 93–115.
Published: 01 December 2014
... nonlinearity over causality, sound over sight, and suspense over closure. This article argues that Martel's trilogy of life in the province of Salta, Argentina, examines the country's incomplete transition to democracy from the perspective of strong, intelligent, and socially privileged female protagonists who...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 153–163.
Published: 01 December 2016
... engages in collective media production from Inuit women's perspectives with an explicit focus on gender. Arnait's video art, animation, fiction features, television programs, and documentaries address issues faced by women struggling for the recognition of indigenous and minoritarian cultures. The success...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
... democratization, proponents argue, negates and thus frees us from the embodied particulars of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. This perspective is rooted in and reproduces neoliberal assumptions about bodily transcendence and freedom. Drawing on several Asian American and British Asian blogs, Pham analyzes...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 173–181.
Published: 01 September 2010
... factories along the Mexico-US border began relocating to China, leaving behind thousands of unemployed workers and a chaotic urban milieu devastated by faulty infrastructure and toxic industrial waste. The story is told from the perspective of resilient workers-activists ( promotoras ), dauntless women like...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 35–61.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Peter Alilunas Alan Alda has an important legacy not only as an actor but also as a feminist activist. This article reexamines his star text from the perspective of his political work as a vocal and very public supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, as well as explores why his name...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 149–157.
Published: 01 December 2012
... happening on two interconnected fronts. Directors otherwise marginalized within the larger film industry are refiguring narrative conventions by not only allowing for a multiplicity of experiences and perspectives among characters and story lines, but also mobilizing their storytelling structure to be...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 177–189.
Published: 01 September 2013
... lens, Leonard works from an implicitly queer and feminist perspective that puts pressure on both hegemonic modes of seeing and our ways of narrating them. Such concerns have similarly animated the work of art historian Huey Copeland, whose writing explores the ways in which forms of cultural difference...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161–187.
Published: 01 December 2015
...: by way of extremity, the new film trend foregrounds sensation, which in its aesthetic immediacy provides the point of access to a more authentic reality. This article argues that such a perspective forecloses the complex formal strategies that characterize the films, thus neglecting the crucial role...
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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 with these...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 177–183.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Elisa Giardina Papa; Nupur Mathur; Bathsheba Okwenje This article features an interview with the artist Radha May, a global, artist collective working under a single female identity. Radha May, whose members come from India, Italy, and Uganda, talks about merging three different perspectives and...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 137–159.
Published: 01 May 2014
... self-effacing, observational cinema that dwells in the time and ethos of the everyday. Examining the critical possibilities of her attention to ethics, everydayness, and female relationships is an important step in restoring the place of women's contributions and perspectives in the indie sphere...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2015
... around the appeal of reality television and the reasons for approaching it from a scholarly perspective, particularly that of feminist media studies. This version of the studio Q&A format, honed into a sub-genre by reality TV itself, is designed to elicit not only interest but knowledge—in this case...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Patricia White This introduction to the hundredth issue of Camera Obscura , on filmmaker, writer, and installation artist Chantal Akerman, establishes the importance of Akerman’s work to the history and perspective of the journal, as well as the journal’s central role in the history and concerns of...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 71–101.
Published: 01 September 2019
... feature female detectives, this essay argues that Campion reworks the genre’s fascination with victimized women from her auteurist and Antipodean perspective. While the characterization and actions of the female detective resonate with other programs’ protagonists, Campion challenges dominant discourses...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 163–193.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Arnika Fuhrmann This essay investigates Buddhist-Muslim intimacies and coexistence in Thailand in order to complicate recent discussions of the relation of religion to gender and sexual freedoms. It is concerned with contributing a new, Southeast Asian perspective to a prominent strain of...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 165–173.
Published: 01 September 2017
... queer games community. By combining scholarly analysis and fan perspectives, the LGBTQ Video Game Archive offers new possibilities for thinking about how the work of queer game studies is done. Bonnie Ruberg is a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Interactive Media and Games Division at the...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 197–207.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the urgent, devastating, and nonetheless conventional images of confined black bodies that circulate in prison documentaries consolidate the racialized consensus around innocence and criminality. Drawing these perspectives into conversation, moderator and commentator Paige Sarlin differentiates...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 226.
Published: 01 May 1995
... perspectives are welcome and encouraged, especially those related to film theory or hypertext. Interviews and book reviews relevant to the topic are also requested. The deadline for completed papers is November 18, 1996. Please submit three copies, with author information on separate pages, to Lisa S...