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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 66-85.
Published: 01 December 1984
...Dana Polan © 1984 by Camera Obscura 1984 ‘ ‘Desire Shifts the DZferance’’ : Figural Poetics and Figural Politics in the Film Theory of Marie-Claire Ropars Dana Polan Polymorphous and perverse the cinema explodes the sign in...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 89-106.
Published: 01 December 1984
... Bible of Saint-Martial, Limoges, 1 lth century Desire in Art and Politics: The Theories of Jean-FranCois Lyotard Maureen Turim When one mentions the juncture of semiotics, psychoanalysis and ideology in French theory, certain names circulate in the American con- sciousness: Roland...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134-153.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Marla Shelton Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 Whitney Houston in The Preacher’s Wife (Penny Marshall, 1996). Whitney is Every Woman?: Cultural Politics and the Pop Star Marla Shelton An American pop icon such as Whitney Houston raises questions about the...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 49-65.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Noliwe Rooks Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 By Any Other Name: SweetJustice, Cicely Tyson, and Contemporary Visual Politics Noliwe Rooks The opening credits of NBC’s short lived series, Sweet Justice, almost succeed in visually explicating the show’s...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 65-89.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Karen Orr Vered; John McConchie Inspired by a review of the political theories of Anthony Giddens, particularly his question of whether or not there can be a Third Way politics of family, this essay examines the TV show Supernanny as an example of what we call “Third Way TV.” Tracing the program's...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 33-63.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Matt Delmont This essay examines how housewife and political activist Irene McCabe drew national television news coverage to protests against busing for school desegregation. While thousands of parents across the nation raised their voices against busing, none received the same level of national...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149-183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Camera Obscura 2014 Figure 1. “They can’t tell like we can”: Mignon Dupree (Lonette McKee) and Ester Jeeter (Rosanne Katon) share an ambiguously intimate moment in Julie Dash’s Illusions (US, 1982). The Face Is a Politics: A Close-Up­ View of Julie Dash’s Illusions Nick...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 153-163.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Collective Filmmaking, Coalitional Politics, and a Globalized Arctic Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerståhl Stenport At first glance, one may not think of the Arctic as the site of one of the world’s leading women-­centered indigenous filmmaking col- lectives. Moreover, the Arctic may not...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 53-57.
Published: 01 May 2006
... . Women’s Film Festival in Seoul, 2005. Courtesy of WFFIS A R C H I V E F O R T H E F U T U R E The Future Was Then: Reinvesting in Feminist Media Practice and Politics Alexandra Juhasz The future of feminist media scholarship begins with a return: a...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 73-101.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Fields, 2003. Originally published in harlemworld: Metropolis as Metaphor (New York: Studio Museum of Harlem, 2004) Courtesy of the artist “Of la Baker, I Am a Disciple”: The Diva Politics of Reception Jeanne Scheper The US expatriate performer Josephine Baker (1906 – 75), who lived...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 5-25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... openness to new ideas, new people, and new connections—that makes them sane. This notion provides a way of thinking about the aesthetic and political stakes of a collaborative process of creative production, such as the one employed in the making of Shortbus and made visible in its final form. This essay...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 93-121.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and political, focusing in particular on the work of French activist video collectives Vidéo Out, les Muses s'amusent, and les Insoumuses. Arguing for protoqueer, nomadic, dissident, and performative modes of expression, it demonstrates that collective subjectivity never follows a clear, linear...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 1-31.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Tison Pugh Despite the progressive ambitions announced in its title, the sitcom Modern Family (ABC, 2009–) has been excoriated by many viewers for its purported conservatism and reactionary politics. In particular, the program’s treatment of homosexuality, evident in the story line of gay couple...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 197-207.
Published: 01 September 2018
... between a documentary ethic of emergency (which draws on material forms like immediations that are ready at hand but obscure the path to social change) and a documentary politics of urgency and necessity (which maps the social structures, forces, and institutions that perpetuate structural inequality...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 49-73.
Published: 01 December 2018
... ( The All-Around Reduced Personality—Redupers , West Germany, 1978), and Berlin School director Angela Schanelec’s Marseille (Germany, 2004). Examining each film’s attitude toward photography through the lens of Siegfried Kracauer’s postwar theory of film realism, this article relates the politics of...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 45-93.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Popular Culture (1993), edited by Paul Smith and Lisa Frank. CO 43-2, 44-93 6/7/00 11:58 AM Page 44 Maude, “Maude’s Musical,” CBS, 1973. CO 43-2, 44-93 6/7/00 11:58 AM Page 45 Quality versus Relevance: Feminism, Race, and the Politics...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 125-151.
Published: 01 September 2003
... examines death and beauty in twentieth-century art, literature, and film. “Don’t you feel eyes moving over your body? Don’t your eyes seek out the things they wantHannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in The Silence of the Lambs (dir. Jonathan Demme, US, 1991) The Practice and Politics of “Freeing...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 131-175.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Far from Heaven (US/France, 2002) The Politics of Disappointment: Todd Haynes Rewrites Douglas Sirk Sharon Willis Condensation and Displacement Far from Heaven (US/France, 2002), Todd Haynes’s lush, lurid, strikingly amplified homage to Douglas Sirk, bristles with rework- ings of...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 107-147.
Published: 01 May 2005
.... Aamir Khan as Dil Navaz in Earth. Courtesy Zeitgeist Films Memory and Melodrama: The Transnational Politics of Deepa Mehta’s Earth Jeanette Herman Besides in its nature referring to events which cannot be retrieved or fully relived, then, remembering appears to demand no necessary...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 77-105.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of Eastern Europe have survived a sexual revolution? What does sexuality tell us about the repressive politics of Eastern European revolutionary governments? Camera Obscura 2009 Constantin Parvulescu teaches at Washington University in St. Louis. His articles have appeared in journals such...