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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 173–197.
Published: 01 September 2023
... the mass coalescing of Black people and white‐dominated conservative politics. In response to the aggression of the Trump campaign and its supporters, Idusuyi is seen reading Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric . Despite this personal protest, Idusuyi's affective dissent is amplified via its...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 55–79.
Published: 01 May 2023
... without references” — in her “preference not to” perform the supportive labor of the domestic space and in so doing literally “blow up her town” makes this early work interpretable as structurally concerned and politically motivated recit in the mode of her later films, rather than merely narrative...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 187–193.
Published: 01 September 2016
... describes plastic's movement through the world and its durability. Accumulation asks for a reconsideration of political allies. Finally, nonfilial progeny offers a speculative intervention toward developing a feminist sense of responsibility for and relation to a future that is increasingly marked by loss...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jackie Stacey Sally Potter’s film Yes (UK/US, 2004) stages the political possibilities of cosmopolitanism through the aesthetics of a heterosexual love story whose failures reveal the limit points of such a vision. Read psychoanalytically, cosmopolitan aspirations share with love an idealizing...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 63–93.
Published: 01 September 2020
... voice in five recent games— BioShock (2007), Gone Home (2013), The Stanley Parable (2013), The Talos Principle (2014), and Firewatch (2016)—that illustrate the complicated connections between gender, games, technology, and the political. It then turns to the work of Super-giant Games, a small developer...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Pingfan Zhang Abstract Recent decades have witnessed a booming film industry portraying the Nanjing Massacre, both within and outside Mainland China, which is closely related to contemporary Chinese political, socioeconomic, and cultural transformations. This article examines the USC Shoah...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 109–153.
Published: 01 September 2002
... despite its lack of depth.3 But it seems Spectacles of History • 111 clear to me that it was not motivated by or enjoyed through a need to understand the global political landscape, and it did not overtly thematize the political responsibility we seek in our...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 71–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
... and employees, and plan insurrections large and small. So attests prisoner, political activist, and artist Elizam Escobar: “Even under extreme repres- sion, individual freedom is unavoidable as we must keep on exer- 82 • Camera Obscura cising our decisions and responsibilities. Here again art comes...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 24–53.
Published: 01 January 1989
... of a woman who shakes her fist in anger. This marks the first overtly political response to Vakulinchuk’s death (and her clenched fist aside, her response seems to be as emotional as it is political). The political momentum is shifted quickly by a cut to a young man, who reads...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 1–37.
Published: 01 December 2012
... legacy but with her slow descent into despair. She refuses life- sustaining cancer medication, prioritizes her romantic attachment to Admiral Bill Adama (Edward James Olmos) over her political responsibilities to the entire eet, and ful lls her spiritual purpose by momentarily safeguarding Hera...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 78–116.
Published: 01 January 1988
... indicated a collective political response to problems previously adjudicated on a personal level. Radical challenges to the authority of capital (like the 1946 Auto Workers' strike demand that wage increases come out of corporate profits rather than from price hikes passed...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 52–76.
Published: 01 September 1996
... Wills1 to "Sugar Ray" Leonard and Mike Tyson-have borne an unusual burden of socio-political responsibility: "The history of boxing-of fighting-in America is very much one with the history of the black man in America Black boxers, as Oates implies, have always required a keen...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 20–77.
Published: 01 January 1992
... they are the same as or different from “women with AIDS.” In the rest of this section, I will more briefly identify additional 34 problems in AIDS discourse of the 1980s that have discouraged a clear conception of women’s risk and the formation of an organized political response...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 219–226.
Published: 01 December 1989
... certain we were politically correct. Film scholars often have not gone much further than this. Critiques of Diva or Gandhi as racist and imperialist derived from the same kind of gut level anger and refusal to see audience responses as a shifting mix of “colonized” reactions and subcultural...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 157–175.
Published: 01 May 1979
... films for distribution? 158 C. Do you see your company as a political force? How does this govern the choice of films you distribute? D. How many films are there in your collection? E. What is the range of subject matter in your collection? Do you have...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 137–147.
Published: 01 December 2012
... that support experimental art practices. However, one surprising continuity emerged in discussion at the 2010 congress: namely, the still fraught question of what constitutes adequate representation of minority voices. Despite the widespread tendency to assume that identity politics and representation...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 184–185.
Published: 01 September 2014
... ten to fifteen years, a grow- ing constellation of collectives, many international, has emerged, configuring artists and activists in new political and cultural for- mations. These collectives are a response to developments like the growing impact of digital media and mobile technologies, new...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 73–101.
Published: 01 September 2007
... in the context of the civil rights movement in the US. Baker — whose political response to American racism had been a self-imposed exile that provoked criticism for her absence from the US civil rights movement —  staged a particular image of her forced eviction. While Harlem may have let go...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2005
...- ing the violence from the perspective of a character who loves and feels sympathy regardless of religious identity or political affinity, Earth produces an emotional response to violence and the loss of community, instead of anger at one facet of this community. Returning to viewers...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 111–135.
Published: 01 May 2014
... representational politics. Responses to the film have largely played out on familiar turf for films with lesbian, gay, and/or queer characters or themes, with much of the discussion focusing either on the moral compass of its characters and plot or on the moralism of the film itself. On the website...