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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1995) 12 (2 (35)): 158–184.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Amanda Howell Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 Figure 1. Colleen comforts Hue San (China Beach, "Independence Day" 25 October 1989). Reproducing the Past: Popular History and Family Melodrama on China Beach...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2002) 17 (1 (49)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2002
... 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1988) 6 (1 (16)): 179–190.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Ien Ang Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 ." 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1990) 8 (2 (23)): 132–147.
Published: 01 May 1990
...John Fiske Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2008) 23 (3 (69)): 81–109.
Published: 01 December 2008
... practice in relation to feminist politics, on one hand, and popular culture, on the other? When does self-representation overstep the boundary between sexual valorization and prurient commodification? How, in turn, should a female viewer respond to erotic visual material produced by a woman? In order to...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2008) 23 (3 (69)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2008
... popular to have appealed exclusively to a gay audience. Despite their evident camp value today, peplum films appear to have been principally aimed at, and consumed by, straight adolescent males. The peplum largely adopts three strategies, not always consistent among themselves, to address its problematic...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 25 (3 (75)): 29–67.
Published: 01 December 2011
...,” viewers and critics are unaware of the extent to which the film draws on Bollywood's affective economy, generic idioms, and performance traditions. Few would recognize that the heroine Satine's transformation from conniving showgirl to tragic heroine recalls the tawaif (courtesan) figure in popular Hindi...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
... landscapes. The film's deep ambivalence about the social role of women—coupled with its initial popularity and renewed appeal today—demands a reconsideration of melodrama and excess in classical Hollywood cinema through the lens of landscape. Camera Obscura 2010 Jennifer Peterson is an assistant...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., especially films that featured the popular trope of the housewife. Both low-budget “pink films” and more lushly produced, experimental roman poruno narrative films by Nikkatsu, Japan's oldest studio, put the housewife at the center of their stories and used the housewife's dwelling in modernist architecture...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 25–59.
Published: 01 September 2012
... films are both recognizable to and somewhat outside world cinema categories, I suggest ways of reading the spectral affects of the films that account for the complex, conflicting forms of spirituality, eroticism, and transgression that make them so popular with their audiences. This type of a reading...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., 2011), Suzy Salamy's 1982/2006 (US, 2006), and Moufawad-Paul's Rejoice, O My Heart / يبلق اي حرفا (Canada, 2011) suggest an irreverent queer strategy by undermining the narrative conventions and visual codes of mainstream news media and popular US and Egyptian cinema. Salamy's video, previously...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2012) 27 (3 (81)): 69–98.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., importantly, because they are unable to reproduce, such women owe their popularity to the legacy of the castrato. Castrati, the original mismatched voices, were known not only for their skill, but also for their mythology, which perpetuated tales of both sexual prowess and impotence, longevity and early death...