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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 from others...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 103–127.
Published: 01 December 2018
... 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 Ade...
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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
... 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 individual responsi- bility. In contrast...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 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 theory and practice of collectivity empha- size participation, consensus, and working toward common goals...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 133–139.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., 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 neces- sity may reinscribe patriarchal...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 61–89.
Published: 01 May 2022
... to the precarity and partiality of our capacity for recognition. The equivocal valences of quotidian gestures across 35 Shots generate an atmospheric condition of vagueness or irresolution critical to its reformulation of paternal attachment. For instance, Joséphine and Lionel's mutually inflected rhythms do...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
... writes and teaches about film history, aesthetics, and intersectional cultural studies. Her current research focuses on cultural memory, contemporary cinema, and precarity. Figure 5. A stationary camera is trained on the bedroom of Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 37–61.
Published: 01 September 2020
... 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 of antiblack misogyny, even one of the most power- ful media moguls...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 149–175.
Published: 01 May 2022
... that the band exists in some form in the present. This somewhat facetious claim for the bravery of the present tense rests in part on the precarity of believing in something specific that might very well turn out to be a lie or never come to pass. This insistence on the present tense is therefore more like...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 30–59.
Published: 01 December 2020
... 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 that accompany climate...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2022
...-generating platform, some common experiences of Black girls in the United States might offer insight into their desires to be famous and earn money through YouTube. Educational and financial precarity are not conditions unique to Black girls, but Black American girls experience disproportionate levels...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 127–155.
Published: 01 December 2019
... editor for Universal Stu- dios, retiring from the industry in 1967.55 But the ambiguity of so many other women s stories the relegation of their careers to the margins of television history, their sudden appearance and disappearance from the histori- cal record speaks to the precarity...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... 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 registers, aural and visual, in which these characters oscillate...