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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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...
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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 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 that Jackie Chan was the show's second guest, there to...
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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 not...
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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 in...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2002
... 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 have the courage to touch another...
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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 (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 (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
... 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 on the...
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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 (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 (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 (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
... sensibilities. This essay argues that BREAKAWAY is an inherently collaborative and cross-disciplinary work that self-reflexively invokes the utopian aspirations of the American underground and popular culture during the mid-1960s, especially through its utilization of rock and roll, a genre rooted in vernacular...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
... for movie-loving girls during the 1910s—a decade when popular and scientific sources understood imitative behavior as both a mark of women's intellectual inferiority and a product of female adolescent arrestment. The main goal of this piece is thus to show that adolescent girls contributed...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 179–186.
Published: 01 May 2017
...-wave exploitation filmmaking. Despite her success, she remains largely obscure to academic and popular film communities. Grounding the discussion in a series of interviews conducted with the director, the author examines Rothman's role as the rare woman director working in second-wave exploitation...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 185–192.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Claudia Lo Amid the ongoing popularity of hundred-hour, epic-length stories or never-ending, procedurally generated games, where is the place for short games with defined endings? Anna Anthropy's Queers in Love at the End of the World (2013) rejects the importance of having a lengthy game and flips...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
... contradistinction to popular readings that view Yunioshi as a regrettable mark on an otherwise untainted film, the essay shows how the character of Yunioshi served not merely as a comedic stereotype but as a technology of race, sexuality, and gender that helped mediate the problems the producers encountered in...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Bradley Rogers This essay interrogates the popular ideology of integration in American musical theater, arguing that the “integration” of Oklahoma! was less the integration of music and narrative and more a related (and almost equally uneasy) attempt to minimize the eruptive force of female musical...