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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 177–189.
Published: 01 September 2013
... lens, Leonard works from an implicitly queer and feminist perspective that puts pressure on both hegemonic modes of seeing and our ways of narrating them. Such concerns have similarly animated the work of art historian Huey Copeland, whose writing explores the ways in which forms of cultural difference...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 145–151.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Press 2021 Barbara Hammer Florrie Burke experimental film art estates and archives queer and feminist cultural history Figure 1. Barbara Hammer and Florrie Burke at an Aurora Pictures event honoring Hammer's work. Photographer unknown. Figure 1. Barbara Hammer and Florrie Burke...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
... film theory and practice and feminist and queer video game culture and criticism. Diana Pozo organizes the Queerness and Games Conference and taught the Queerness and Games Design Workshop at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2015. Pozo recently graduated from the University...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and family life across time through the prism of feminist and queer cultural production and critique. Daldry's film is treated as a dense and fascinating work in itself, but it is also read against a small but influential cycle of recent queer-authored melodramas: Far from Heaven (dir. Todd Haynes, US, 2002...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 101–135.
Published: 01 December 2012
... together a wide range of genders and bodies on-screen, all the while showing profound love and respect for the 1970s feminist legacy. The article takes this new queer work as an invitation and a provocation to reassess Barbara Hammer's short experimental films of the 1970s and the larger cultural-feminist...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2013
... is not labor history or subaltern movements. Instead, I want to look for low theory and counter- knowledge in the realm of popular culture and in relation to queer lives, gender, and sexuality.”5 Yet while queer theorists have recently discovered the “low theory” of film and media, several film critics...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 186–193.
Published: 01 May 2007
... role in reductive discussions that have articulated the differences among feminists as the failure of feminism. Yet this framing of the history of feminist and queer movement primarily in terms of intergenerational conflict negates the complex ways in which queer and feminist activism has often...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
....”5 For Maikey and Darwich, queer Palestinian activism cannot be reduced to a liberal individualist bid for inclusion; rather, it invokes a transfor- mative politics from within, one that, based on rsthand knowledge of Palestinian culture and history, expands and complicates the vision...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 105–117.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in the film by the ideas of Jennifer Terry's ‘Theorizing Deviant Historiographies’ in differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies ; Jeffrey Weeks’ Against Nature: Essays on History, Sexuality and Identity ; Michel Foucault's The History of Sexuality, Vol. I ; and Walter Benjamin's ‘Theses...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 116–131.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of Film at Brooklyn College, CUNY. Author and/or editor since 1995 of scholarly books on activist media in light of AIDS, black lesbian and queer representation, feminism, and digital culture, Juhasz also makes videotapes on feminist issues from AIDS to teen pregnancy and has produced the feature fakes...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 29–61.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... Positioning Art House Sluts within a broader history of queer artistic expression, the Warhol quotations humor- 44  •  Camera Obscura ously call attention to the ways in which Young’s art porn, like pop art, challenges the traditional distinctions between high and low culture. We later learn...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 84–87.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Patricia White Abstract This introduction to a dossier of short pieces on Barbara Hammer locates the work of the late filmmaker in the context of feminist film culture and the journal Camera Obscura . It briefly reviews several phases of the artist's career before focusing on the output of the last...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 41–66.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in a circumscribed arena in which women's film is allowed to speak about women but not about film. More specifically, The Watermelon Woman both presents and represents the negotiations, mediations, and tensions triangulated among dominant film history, white feminist film studies and production, and black film...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and short-form reflections—that address such topics as collaboration in photography, cinema, and video; utopias and dystopias; history and memory; modes of singleness and of togetherness; technology, embodiment, and intimacy; and feminist and queer collective practices in media and activism in various times...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2016
... analyses and short-form reflections—that address such topics as collaboration in photography, cinema, and video; utopias and dystopias; history and memory; modes of singleness and of togetherness; technology, embodiment, and intimacy; and feminist and queer collective practices in media and activism...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 30–59.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of ecological crisis at the hands of deforestation and porn studies with two aims. First, it highlights the fraught relationship a pornographic video aggregator like Pornhub might share with feminist and queer epistemologies. Second, it emphasizes the ecosexual nature of environmental justice by way...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 73–101.
Published: 01 September 2007
... be a risky yet powerful affective structure for recycling the past in order to imagine a future through cultural materials that have an oppressive history. In this sense, modes of reception and fandom work as productive forms of affective agency even as they partici- pate in oppressive circuits...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 187–193.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and Epistemologies (2015) and the forthcoming volume Desire/Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada . Her writing can be found at heathermdavis.com . © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 queer theory plastic politics imperceptibility materiality Figure 1. Pinar Yoldas, neolabium TM Speculative...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
... qualities of countercinema. These practices draw on disparate value systems, but both reject decorative composition. Likewise, while feminist and queer theories have often valued spectacle and surface, a structuring iconophobia can still underwrite even radical accounts of representation. By tracing...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 78–99.
Published: 01 January 1992
... and local homosexualities.4 Such activism has three direct consequences for feminist theory. First, it gives us a new appreciation for “cultural feminism,” which I claim is the proper name for the apparatus through which feminist culture is produced. I mean here to disentangle...