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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Omar Kholeif In this piece I address the construction of male homosexuality in Eytan Fox's The Bubble (Israel, 2006) in contrast with its presentation in the artist Sharif Waked's short film, Chic Point (Palestine, 2003). Examining the tensions between Palestinian and Israeli masculinity and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1977) 1 (2 (2)): 131–136.
Published: 01 September 1977
...Constance Penley © 1977 by Camera Obscura 1977 What Maisie Knew by Babette Mangolte CHILDHOOD AS POINT-OF-VIEW Babette Mangolte describes What Maisie Knew as 'a film made around the subjective camera, the vision of a child, and a re-reading of the Henry ]ames novel...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2001) 15 (3 (45)): 71–113.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Democracy , Duke University Press. 03-Slane.sh 70-113=44pg 4/18/01 4:00 PM Page 70 03-Slane.sh 70-113=44pg 4/18/01 4:00 PM Page 71 Pressure Points: Political Psychology, Screen Adaptation, and the Management of Racism in the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1981) 3 (1 (7)): 144–150.
Published: 01 May 1981
...Rosi Braidotti; Jane Weinstock © 1981 by Camera Obscura 1981 Book Review New French Feminisms: Some Points Re-viewed Rosi Braidotti andJane Weinstock The text which follows is part of a larger, polyvocal response (forth- coming in the Australian feminist journal, Hecute) to New...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2010) 25 (1 (73)): 29–67.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Linda Williams This essay's point of departure is the question of how images of death and torture are literally and metaphorically framed by the people who take them and how they are further received by the publics who see them. Beginning with a comparison of two digital headshots of an Arab enemy...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Wen], Hong Kong, 1957), which introduced to Chinese-language cinema the figure of the carefree singing and dancing teenager. The figure she cuts in the film, and in many other of her vehicles, is sunny to the point of relentlessness and wholesome and upright to the point of unbelievability. But if...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69–101.
Published: 01 September 2008
... sensitive way of being in the world. Through the point of view of the female protagonist, this film moves from a contemplative to a loving and epistemically productive gaze; in so doing, this story about learning to love what passes writes the history of women's cinematic subjectivity as the worldly...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2009) 24 (1 (70)): 37–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
... billion images in the past four years alone. The writings of media theorist Mark Hansen offer a provocative starting point to explore how a desire for racial neutrality can lead to the unintentional repression of important forms of cultural difference. Two models of ethics, grounded in the writings of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 107–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
... relating its message almost exclusively through its protagonist's point of view, the film highlights her individuality, eliding the broader Moroccan feminist and cultural movements in which Benlyazid's film claims to intervene. For transnational feminist audiences, Benlyazid's film thus stages, whether...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 75–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Laura Horak The commercial success of Elinor Glyn's 1927 film It has obscured the fact that, throughout her career until this point, Glyn had promoted a significantly different sexual ideology. In a remarkable array of novels, plays, lectures, interviews, editorials, and advice manuals, Glyn had...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 25 (3 (75)): 101–141.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... The author argues that Vertigo is potentially many films, possibly about many of the issues attributed to it, but one that does not simply represent theoretical and philosophical points. It is a film that both transforms with new theoretical readings or filmic offshoots and questions these readings by...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2011) 26 (1 (76)): 39–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
... figure of Antigone, Oedipus's daughter, the marginalized and yet inerasable point of departure for another psychoanalysis— perhaps for another theory of the archive. In light of what Judith Butler calls Antigone's “scandalously impure” claim, a claim that appropriates the very language of the power she...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2011) 26 (1 (76)): 95–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... First, I address knowledge production, authorship, witnessing, and representation. The film manipulates the trope of blindness as a means to see what cannot be seen, to picture unrepresentable horrors found at the point of memory's failure. Second, I argue that this film uses blindness both to narrate...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 25–59.
Published: 01 September 2012
... requires a rethinking of Western melodrama theory that presumes melodrama has emerged during a “de-sacralized” or secular context, and it necessitates a new type of African video-film criticism that takes gender and the body as a point of departure. Furthermore, I argue that in order to understand how...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 127–155.
Published: 01 May 2012
... her studio, Twentieth Century-Fox, actively worked to suppress. Numerous scholars and critics have pointed to Temple's covert sexual appeal as a means of exposing the workings of power on the child. However, in doing so they also reinforce a definition of innocence that serves to police adult behavior...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 93–133.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., attached on one side to the legacy of the Holocaust and on the other to the Israeli occupation, proves a highly relevant case for probing the limits of both types of traumas. Taking as a point of departure the distinction between testimony given by the victim and confession made by the perpetrator, the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Nick Davis This article yields three new and interlocking readings of Julie Dash's Illusions (US, 1982), a classic of black feminist cinema frequently analyzed from the intersectional standpoint of gendered and racial representation. First, I explore Dash's potent use of close-ups at key points in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2016) 31 (3 (93)): 141–151.
Published: 01 December 2016
... issues has led them to produce several video works derived from their open-form performances. I argue that the videos can be read as projects that foreground and explore an array of interrelated ideas or issues revolving around collectivity. Taking individuals' performative acts as their nodal point, the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2016) 31 (3 (93)): 153–163.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of Arnait builds on the strategies deployed by the well-known Nunavut-based video and film collective Isuma and also radically departs from it by including women in key production roles. In doing so, Arnait foregrounds women's stories and perspectives from an Inuit point of view and thereby...