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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 65–97.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Hanna Kuusela This article investigates collaborative and crowdsourced online writing projects and the economies surrounding them. It describes the conjunctures between collective creativity and contemporary economic regimes and introduces the concept of the promise economy. The article discusses...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 103–128.
Published: 01 May 1997
... barometer-in order to keep reproductive health in good working order clearly signifies other anx- ieties about keeping the circulation of an industrial economy in a similarly healthy, productive condition. Are there interesting parallels and differences to the figuration...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 74–107.
Published: 01 September 2006
... life, “hoping to forget and to be forgotten,” until southern pride and the local economy require him to perform in an exhibition match with Bobby Jones ( Joel Gretsch) and Walter Hagen (Bruce McGill). With the help of the title character (played by Will Smith), a magical black caddie who...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 215–234.
Published: 01 September 1985
... the brutal hero (e.g., Richardson’s Pameh). However, Modleski is least hopeful about the Harlequin’s utopian promises. She claims that these narratives place the reader into a kind of ‘ ‘split consciousness,” incite guilt feelings, and might actually induce female hysteria...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
... invisible in (but nonetheless constitutive of) the fantasies fashion tells. Minh-Ha T. Pham is currently a research fellow at the Beatrice Bains Center for Critical Gender and Women Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her writings on the political economies of fashion, popular culture...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 119–143.
Published: 01 September 2023
... actually came from very similar backgrounds, their families fleeing rural economies of poverty due to economic liberalization and the promise of jobs in Delhi in the late 1980s and 1990s. 31 The film instead frames Pandey as the gendered symbol of a modern India attacked by the uneducated male urban...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 99–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
... as inherently dem- ocratic, now reprised in a form that promises collective, rather than individual, empowerment. The use of the phrase “Twitter revolu- tion” to describe the recent antigovernment protests in Moldova, Iran, and Turkey and the overturning of repressive regimes in Tunisia and Egypt...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 88–115.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and social life (and thus also the global economy), which is compelled through normative idealizations that erase its status as labor. Reading the episode and the contemporary social media economy in dialogue with the Marxist feminist Wages for Housework movement, the essay argues that individual social...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 165–195.
Published: 01 May 2023
... undisciplined girlishness that nevertheless works to uphold conservative paternalism with the promise of female compliance. The appeal of the tough girl is then entirely reliant on a cultural gaze that looks to young women as the quintessential daddy's girl in order to personify nostalgic ideas of transgressive...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 31–59.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Is to Increase Its Profits,” New York Times Magazine , 13 September 1970. 5. Kalindi Vora, “The Transmission of Care: Affective Economies and Indian Call Centers,” in Intimate Labors (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010): 33–48. 4. Jan M. Padios, “Mining the Mind: Emotional Extraction...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 144–153.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., value-adding economies of divadom have been a rich resource for this process of queer self-making and legitimation. Transformational empowerment is one of the crucial signs of the Julie Andrews star image and thus by implication a key source of its queer appeal.7...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 54–89.
Published: 01 December 1980
.... It is here that the question of woman’s image, in fact her cupitulizution by certain opera- tions in the textual economy, locates its degrees of specificity in a possi- ble catalogue of the codes which function as the signifiers of desire in the fiction film...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 41–69.
Published: 01 May 2015
... more surprising—and more recent—promise of the medium: that TV can in fact keep the viewer alive by helping her lose weight. While the proliferation of reality TV formats and lifestyle programming has marked the increased visibility of corpulent bodies on television, how is it that a medium once...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 141–169.
Published: 01 September 2004
... recreation culture and the consumer economy. Such questions arose particularly in the Lois Weber, Progressive Cinema, and Shoes • 143 context of urban communities where young women lived and worked, often outside the immediate supervision of their fami- lies. “Shopgirls...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 50–72.
Published: 01 January 1990
...-centered economy to one of mass consumption crucially depended upon the female shopper whose numbers had increased ever since the Civil War; by 1915, “women were doing between 80 and 85 percent of the consumer purchasing in the United States.”6 For middle-class women...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 15–41.
Published: 01 May 1997
.... In a simple moral economy, the removal of evil (the man) would liberate the good (the two women together, free to determine their own fates). But the ending of the film which appears to warrant the promise of eternal love between Sam and Molly, the generic message of the sentimental ro- mance...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 4–40.
Published: 01 September 1993
..., as manufac- turing “disappears,” having been displaced along with Necessity to the periphery (here Mars), the core turns to the production of leisure, one increasingly important aspect of which “service” economy is the merchandising of luxury life-style commodities like tourism...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 105–145.
Published: 01 May 2006
... that the abstraction and musi- cal celebration at the close of the film, in its attempts to reassure against the suicide of Virginia Woolf, may simply produce another sort of melancholic avoidance, a musical return to an illusion- ary plenitude that promises an “always” beyond material bodies, time, and trauma...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 133–163.
Published: 01 May 2023
... by notions of so-called proper attachment within juridical and medical discourses. By policing expressions of citizenship and by cultivating normative familial and gender relations, these discourses generate promises of happiness within an economy of attachment. Love for one's state and one's family...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 127–155.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... Whereas mass culture was often accused of appealing to men’s libidinous desires, male fandom for child stars offered the promise that men were eager to indulge in a worshipful adoration of the child. In this sense, the girl star was imagined to serve a disciplinary function; stories abounded...