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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in the contemporary global terrain of film festivals and criticism. Bier's recent work demonstrates properties of both art cinema and popular European genre cinema; as a result, estimations of her films' critical and cultural worth have frequently been divergent and arguably gendered. The discussion focuses on three...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2002
.... The accompanying notes in this fictional archive identify this photograph as “Martha and Fae at home. (mid-1930s Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York In the Archives of Lesbian Feelings: Documentary and Popular Culture Ann Cvetkovich Every lesbian is worthy of inclusion in history. If you...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 179–190.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Ien Ang ." Z Feminist Desire and Female Pleasure: On Janice Radway's Reading the Romance: Women~ Patriarchy and Popular Literature (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1984) len Ang Janice Radway's Reading the Romance does...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 9–46.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Lynn Spigel Copyright © 1988 by the Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Better Hom es and Gardens 31 (October 1953 ), p. 8 Installing the Television Set: Popular Discourses on Television and Domestic Space, 1948-1955 Lynn Spigel Between the years 1948 and 1955...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 132–147.
Published: 01 May 1990
...John Fiske Popular Narrative and Commercial Television John Fiske Let me begin with five instances within my recent, somewhat channel- happy television viewing: 1. On America’s Most Wanted a crime is reconstructed using both actors and the “real” people actually involved...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 158–184.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Amanda Howell Figure 1. Colleen comforts Hue San (China Beach, "Independence Day" 25 October 1989). Reproducing the Past: Popular History and Family Melodrama on China Beach Amanda Howell Having...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 104–125.
Published: 01 September 1996
...Kwai-Cheung Lo Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1996 Muscles and Subjectivity: A Short History of the Masculine Body in Hong Kong Popular Culture Kwai-Cheung La About a year ago, watching David Letterman's Late Show on CBS, I was surprised to find...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 69–103.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ana Stevenson The women’s suffrage subplot in Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins (dir. Robert Stevenson, US, 1964) has come to dominate the popular memory of the history of the turn-of- the- century women’s movement. This essay examines how the film’s imaginative portrayal of women’s suffrage, especially...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Whether the relationships are straight, gay, or bisexual; maternal, paternal, or filial; motivated, situational, or opportunistic; whether the worlds they inhabit are those of art photography, popular music, or medicine; whether their compulsions are addictive, obsessive, or narcissistic; the common story...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 63–93.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Liam Mitchell Female figures routinely appear in popular fiction as ostensibly critical correctives to masculinity who can inadvertently retrench problematic divisions between “Woman” and “Man.” In video games, these figures are often aural rather than visual; whether they are off-screen narrators...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 149–159.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Shana MacDonald Abstract This article looks at the work of the Drunk Feminist Film (DFF) collective from Toronto, Canada. DFF screenings offer interactive in‐person and online events that combine watching popular Hollywood films with simultaneous live commentary, audience participation, and hashtag...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Ewan Kirkland The recent generation of My Little Pony has received popular and academic attention due to its visible following of young male enthusiasts. This article explores this so-called Brony phenomenon in terms of gender and age, cult spectator practices, fandom, masculinities, and the kinds...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 129–159.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Usha Iyer Though popular Hindi cinema is frequently identified by its song-and-dance sequences, little has been written specifically about film dance. This article analyzes film dance and female stardom in Hindi films of the late 1980s and 1990s through an examination of the star text of Madhuri...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Kevin L. Ferguson Connecting the two unlikely figures of Marilyn Monroe and Darth Vader, this article argues that air might offer a previously ignored alternative to the chthonic narratives of sexual reproduction that are especially popular in the psychoanalytic imagination. Borrowing from Luce...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 109–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... that the popularity of Mary Hartman reveals viewers' frustrations with television in the 1970s and, furthermore, that the show was uniquely able to integrate a nationwide audience, even as executives envisioned it as a series of discrete markets divided by gender and class. The show, which at times verged...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 197–207.
Published: 01 September 2018
... meanings of humanity. Popular among contemporary participatory documentary interventions aiming to empower dehumanized subjects such as impoverished children, disaster victims, disabled individuals, and endangered animals, immediations include tropes such as the photographic aesthetic of innocence...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 139–161.
Published: 01 May 2019
... precise repetition and variation of stylistic strategies, songs imbue Akerman’s films with a range of meanings and experiences we rarely associate with her work: a jolt of joy, an impression of intense human connection, a reference to popular culture. Through unpredictable humming, an opera duet...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 88–115.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Erin Greer The episode “Nosedive” from the Netflix series Black Mirror (dir. Joe Wright, Netflix, UK, 2016) provides a dystopian version of a popular narrative about digital culture, according to which the ascent of social media marks the “feminization of the Internet,” its transformation from...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2021
... especially) as irrelevant and passé, syndicated programs are neither of those things if their continued popularity assures our familiarity with them. As a text, Bewitched is already supple enough to motivate two politically opposing media brands to pick it up, but the context of each of these channels’ flow...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 149–175.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Tumblr, which was prominent between 2007 and 2018 both for its chaotic and confusing “rhizomatic” structure, as well as its popularity with marginalized users and fan communities. This article uses the One Direction fandom as a lens through which to examine the affordances of Tumblr as a platform...