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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 37–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Jennifer González Contemporary digital artists have been exploring the function of the face and its relation to public space for several decades. This essay offers a close reading of artworks by Keith Piper, Nancy Burson, Keith Obadike, and the collective Mongrel that address the relation between...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 65–89.
Published: 01 September 2011
... roots to a collection of British programs offering advice to parents in the late 1990s and early 2000s, as well as to the longer-standing British tradition of public service broadcasting that sought to “better its audience,” we argue that the program departs from that legacy in its commercialization...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 18–54.
Published: 01 May 1992
...Lisa Cartwright Copyright © 1992 by Indiana University Press 1992 Highlights aztd Shadows (James Sibley Watson for Kodak Research Laboratories, USA, 1937) Women, X-rays, and the Public Culture of Prophylactic Imaging Lisa Cat-twright...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 92–111.
Published: 01 May 1992
...Phillip Brian Harper Copyright © 1992 by Indiana University Press 1992 Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma, 1980) Playing in the Dark: Privacy, Public Sex, and the Erotics of the Cinema Venue Phillip Brian Harper I. Toilet Public sex loomed large in the popular consciousness in...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 50–72.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Miriam Hansen Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Adventures of Goldilocks: Spectatorship, Consumerism and Public Life Miriam Hansen In the weeks following Valentino’s death in August 1926, millions of American women went to see The Son of the Sheik, the...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... relationships. Specifically, I consider two facets of the series. One is its appropriation of controversial issues in popular discourse. The second is the public response to Dwelling Narrowness , ranging from netizens' and public authorities' reactions to the controversial issues it depicted to Chinese scholars...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 177–183.
Published: 01 December 2016
... focuses on the censorship of femininity and sexuality in Italian cinema in the 1950s and 1960s. For the project, Radha May retrieved censored scenes that had never been seen in public and created a film installation, a performance, and a digital publication. She distributed the recovered material further...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 103–131.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Yosefa Loshitzky One of the most engaging, yet controversial, public intellectuals of the twentieth century, Hannah Arendt continues to be attacked with the same venom and ferocity that followed the publication of Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963) more than fifty years...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 209–219.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Lynne Joyrich Recently, there has been an explosion of charges of sexual violence and assault within the worlds of media, journalism, and entertainment, with female stars leading the way in making these charges of sexual misconduct public. Indeed, stars—located at precisely the boundaries of...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 67–107.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Eden Osucha This essay explores how the early history of the American right to privacy, first expressed in the law as a right to media privacy, reflects the racialization of concepts of privacy and publicity in nineteenth-century visual culture. Where standard scholarly treatments focus on the...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2012
... capacity to educate the moviegoing public about the fine arts and artistic labor, fulfilling a potential uplifting mission for cinema; to approve without modification would set precedent for allowance of the nude female figure throughout film, which board members opposed as dangerously provocative to...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 33–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
... politics into national news. This study highlights how television news made local protests meaningful for national audiences, how McCabe articulated private and public identities of motherhood that both troubled and exemplified television's boundaries between the private and public spheres, and how...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 5–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... Via interviews with collective members, screenings of archival works, and autoethnographic and archival research, the author examines the sites of feeling that accompanied the collective production of media works, as well as changes in public policy and the rise of neoliberal regulation that have...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... Interlacing early twentieth-century psychological literature, sociological studies, and materials published in film fan magazines, industry trade publications, and general newspapers with girls' own fan letters and photographs, the author maps the ways in which imitation became a source of agency and pleasure...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 47–67.
Published: 01 May 2008
... within the narrative itself. With the extracinematic publicity and critical texts appearing after this film, the actor's by then well-publicized aggressive tendencies are reworked as signs of the a actor's authenticity as he follows a path of supposed self-discovery. Crowe's recent film roles have...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2019
... conference, and a publication currently in production. This Akerman project, which grew spontaneously, was initiated by A Nos Amours (curators and filmmakers Adam Roberts and Joanna Hogg), who presented an exhaustive retrospective of Akerman’s film and video works over a two-year period between 2013 and 2015...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Diana Pozo; Bonnie Ruberg; Chris Goetz Queer gamers have always been a part of video game culture. However, since the mid-2000s, the growing importance of fans to media consumption and the rise to prominence of the independent game industry have helped bring public recognition and awareness to...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 29–67.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Linda Williams This essay's point of departure is the question of how images of death and torture are literally and metaphorically framed by the people who take them and how they are further received by the publics who see them. Beginning with a comparison of two digital headshots of an Arab enemy...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 131–159.
Published: 01 May 2010
... rigidity of physical space and the ephemerality of real-time information processing. The contested boundary between public and private is necessarily reconfigured along with the mediated gaze relation, its articulation with language and textuality, and its possibilities for communication and horizontal...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
... success, I argue, should be understood as symptomatic of the contemporary fascination with seeing ourselves reflected back to us, a fascination fueled, in part, by technological innovations. The site capitalizes on the public's growing willingness and desire to become participants in the erotic...