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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 185–192.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the usual flow of information between the player and their player-character. In this text-based Twine game, players assume the role of an unnamed, unknown “you” as you spend a final moment with your lover. Made for the prompt “Ten Seconds,” its most notable feature is an omnipresent ten-second timer...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2015) 30 (2 (89)): 89–123.
Published: 01 September 2015
... addictive gameplay. As the latest installment in an award-winning franchise, BioShock Infinite entices players on reputation alone. Although the game's marketing presents it as a clichéd FPS game with a stereotypical white male hero and nonstop action, BioShock Infinite regularly interrogates its own models...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
... femininity was produced over and against the comedic qualities of Rooney’s Asian caricature. It situates the film in a cycle of postwar Paramount films preoccupied with white/Asian romances and Cold War orientalism and also outlines the significant publicity measures, generated by multiple players in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 161–183.
Published: 01 September 2009
... disturbing of recent video games. Through a combination of nonparticipatory digital film sequences (e.g., the argument between James and Mary, Mary’s transformation, and her fall upon defeat) and sections in which players control the action (e.g., James’s ascent, the battle with monster Mary, and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and disabled options along with cartoon representations of the characters being played. Along with text narration, the pro- jection screen also displays achievement pop-­ups, small windows that denote when a player has unlocked an “achievement” from a predetermined list, which are commonly used...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 199–225.
Published: 01 May 1997
... his farm. When he com- pletes the fieid, a host of phantom, disembodied baseball players arrive, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, a White Sox player who was barred from baseball on charges that he took money to sabotage the World Series and who, it turns out, was...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2001) 16 (3 (48)): 9–57.
Published: 01 December 2001
... criminal in The Iron Claw (dir. Edward José and George B. Seitz, 1916) and recovering the sacred “Violet Dia- mond” in The Fatal Ring (dir. George B. Seitz, 1917), she was ranked among viewers’ most favorite players.7 After her caper as the eponymous avenger in The Lightening Raider (dir. George B...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
... queer perspectives within and around game culture. In this con- text, the emergent field of queer video game studies has fought to publicize and critique queer content in high-­budget and high-­ promotion studio tentpole titles (or AAA games), to document queer game players’ experiences, to...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 165–173.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the way they dress? Is it with whom they’re in a relationship? That emphasis on player experience and interpretation is really impor- tant, because game studies has talked for a long time about the dual meaning-­making process in games. The game isn’t a stand-­ alone text; as players play it...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2003) 18 (1 (52)): 188–190.
Published: 01 May 2003
.... Seidman, Steven. Beyond the Closet: The Transformation of Gay and Lesbian Life. New York: Routledge, 2002. Silberstein, Sandra. War of Words: Language, Politics, and 9/11. New York: Routledge, 2002. Slide, Anthony. Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical Study of 100...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2000) 15 (1 (43)): 123–161.
Published: 01 May 2000
... • Camera Obscura have been coded as nonessential. Emerging from the ranks of extras, as opposed to those of principal players, they are rele- gated to the margins of the film industry. Nevertheless, thanks to the efforts of body doubles, Julia Roberts poses...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 116–123.
Published: 01 December 1982
... breaks which are so much a part of the new nature of the image that soon they will no doubt be impossible to enumerate: Denise riding her bicycle on the mountain road-the hornuss players on the field during the dialogue between Denise and Piaget-Piaget’s hands as they manipulate the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 104–111.
Published: 01 September 1985
... Walkman Sony cassette player in his lap “I teach the women how to grow vegetables in their yard; this will allow them to have an income’ ’ he says and hesitates before he concludes: “I am not always successhl, but it’s the first time this has been introduced into the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1995) 12 (3 (36)): 49–65.
Published: 01 September 1995
... follows a discussion between one of the featured basketball players and his girlfriend. She is attempting to articulate her feelings about him missing her high school graduation ceremony. His response is that he has to go to basketball practice and, as it is his basketball...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 25 (3 (75)): 29–67.
Published: 01 December 2011
... setting to India, and Spectacular, Spectacular  turns into a love tri- angle featuring a courtesan, a sitar player, and an evil maharaja. This plot clearly references the “real-­life” situation develop- ing between Satine, Christian, and the Duke, but it is also strikingly similar to the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2001) 16 (3 (48)): 83–111.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the players to offer him a tip. As she does so, we finally see the entirety of her dazzling outfit: a full-length lamé evening coat completely bordered with fur. Here, in Greta Garbo’s first cine- matic “glamour shot,” she is adorned in chic fashion and inhabits a modernist space. An Art Deco...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
...;22 however, such ideas remain dominant today in other areas of society, particularly those where men have long been the primary players. Indeed, despite women’s increased involvement in technology-­dependent forms of paid labor since the 1970s, many adults still believe that...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
... garments are cropped into such revealing items as crocheted tank tops akin to S/M fetish attire. The sexualization of the act of inspec- tion is enhanced by the postures adopted by Waked’s players. As the men gaze at the camera, lifting their shirts with taunting call-boy seduction, the artist...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2001) 16 (3 (48)): 197–227.
Published: 01 December 2001
...,” “The World’s Sweetheart,” and, as poet Vachel Lindsay dubbed her, “The Queen of the Movies.”2 Her films for Famous Players in the late 1910s regularly netted over a million dollars a year. In 1918, an article in American Magazine proclaimed what was by then obvi- ous: “Our Little Mary” had become...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2005) 20 (3 (60)): 129–157.
Published: 01 December 2005
... physicality and unruffled stylishness — even, perhaps, the descrip- tion of her arm as lean and brown, suggestive of a tennis player’s tan, rather than olive or yellow — also align Aoki with the athlete chic of the modern woman. 146  •  Camera Obscura As though the highly charged combination of...