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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 21–47.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Faye Stewart This study traces shared national narratives about women, work, and precarity in films made by East German women directors in the state-run DEFA studios before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. A comparative analysis of Evelyn Schmidt’s Das Fahrrad ( The Bicycle , 1982) and Helke...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
... by the greater economic insecurity that middle-class women have been facing post–Great Recession but also by a variety social factors that generate feelings of immobilization and isolation. Abjection is often a principal sign of these characters' precarity—they inhabit spaces where they often recoil...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 103–127.
Published: 01 December 2018
... herself through the characters she develops and the milieus that dominate her cinema. While there is an absence of glamour, romance, and sentimentality, the characters also do not dwell in a state of material precarity; the insecurity they face is instead personal and social. Three tendencies distinguish...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 184–185.
Published: 01 September 2014
... paradigms of relational aesthetics, new configurations of labor and precarity, and the rise of neoliberal policy, which has worked to erode the public sphere and shared resources in favor of the idea of individual responsibility. In contrast, the theory and practice of collectivity emphasize...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2016
... digital media and mobile technologies; new paradigms of relational aes- thetics; new configurations of labor and precarity; and the rise of neoliberal policy, which has worked to erode the public sphere and shared resources in favor of the idea of individual responsi- bility. In contrast, the...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2016
... response to developments like the growing impact of digital media and mobile technologies; new paradigms of relational aes- thetics; new configurations of labor and precarity; and the rise of neoliberal policy, which has worked to erode the public sphere and shared resources in favor of the idea of...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 133–139.
Published: 01 December 2016
... pressures of leveling up, channel checking, status updating, and multitasking may all exert strong centrifugal forces that divide and separate potential members of collectives who are forced to devote all their energies to self-­maintenance under conditions of precarity. Commercial platforms used by...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 127–155.
Published: 01 December 2019
... record speaks to the precarity of the positions that they 142 Camera Obscura were encouraged, even required, to inhabit. Too many of these women story editors careers are only revealed in their brushes with network power or, when historians are lucky, in obituaries. To acknowledge the work they did...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 37–61.
Published: 01 September 2020
... femme embodiment that is characterized by a proximity to risk and precarity. As the scene proceeds, Cooper is shown submitting to hostile questions posed by a white male registrar and consequently having her application denied. This portrayal of humiliation and subjection indicates that within a system...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 30–59.
Published: 01 December 2020
... gendered populations and effects that are often inscribed in definitions of environmental injustice: environmental racism, resource precarity for indigent populations, the environmental vio- lence disparately encountered by the global South, or the plight of women and exacerbated states of feminized labor...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and one foot in the set of what appears” (143). If we take this idea to be paradigmatic, Illusions both solves a problem of lesbian cinema by bringing two black women to the screen and kindling sparks of desire between them, and perpetuates a strain of lesbian precarity by doubling the...