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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
... article demonstrates how the program's interest in staging the excess of racialized gender is structured through a white racial imaginary, which is contested by cast members in each season's reunion episode. The article ends with a consideration of the way in which queer of color camp affectively...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1995) 12 (2 (35)): 52–84.
Published: 01 May 1995
... the categorical claim that it might seem. Our look into camp's preoccu- pation with death and decay should lead us not only into a better understanding of camp as a critical endeavor, queer practice, and cultural phenomenon more generally, but also into questions about...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 121–154.
Published: 01 December 2017
... around “camp,” which frequently draw on Susan Sontag’s notion of camp Queer- ing Texture • 125 as “a sensibility (as distinct from an idea)” that might appeal to a certain “taste.”9 While these debates highlight the difficulties in defining and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
... been read or positioned as a queer text — it has not, for example, screened at any queer film festivals — but I read the film’s queer potential not only in its camp appeal but also in terms of how it provokes a rethinking of female authorship within a minor transnational network of women’s...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 125–143.
Published: 01 September 1991
... heterosexualized cross- gender identification will be juxtaposed or co-exist with more pro- gressive queer reworkings of the masculine and the feminine.8 Of course, the possibility of reading the Pee-wee texts’ presentation of queerness and/as gender in a camp register makes coming to an...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of race and sexuality, as well as of formulating “queer of color” as a kind of critical modality. Much like Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin functions, according to Sigmund Freud, as a cultural artifact prized in the form of an idealized beating fantasy by the Victorian (white) child...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 194–199.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the Angel universe and learn to stake those pesky vampires. Ruby Red and Emerald Green: The Queer Demon Diva of My Dreams Lorrie Palmer What is a woman to do when she falls, and falls hard, for a green- skinned, red-eyed, seriously horned, nattily dressed, 6'2" male diva who runs...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2012) 27 (3 (81)): 101–135.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Greg Youmans Since 2005, a number of video artists have mined the essentialist iconography and practices associated with 1970s lesbian feminism, such as central-core imagery, rural separatism, and Goddess rites. These artists have produced work that is pointedly queer in sensibility and that...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2016) 31 (1 (91)): 27–63.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., 2010) illustrate that the binding of the asexual to the single, though seemingly misguided, can open up fruitful pathways for reimagining queer relationality. Responding in part to scholarship on singlehood and asexuality while also attending to the film studies historiography of sexuality, this essay...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lucas Hilderbrand This essay draws from queer theory and sound studies in an analysis of two sexually explicit 1960s underground films that refused synchronization: Barbara Rubin's Christmas on Earth (US, 1963), which is intended to be screened with a live radio sound track, and Andy Warhol's...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2008
... contends that these figures move beyond conventional tropes of the tragic mulatto to become mulata divas, especially for queer of color viewers who see them as the keepers of “an eroticized racial secret” that leads them to pursue taboo passions in an attempt to emancipate themselves from dominant...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2002) 17 (1 (49)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2002
... images on tape, she finds not only the funny signs and objects— such as Christian slogans displayed by car repair shops, the Christ of the Ozarks statue, or the small-town signs such as “Okolona, The Little City That Does Big Things”—but also the queer ones, including the intersection ofCamp St” and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2001) 15 (3 (45)): 151–193.
Published: 01 December 2001
... get queers back into the closet. For such believers, the rights-based discourse of liberal (politically “mod- erate”) gays, while sometimes strategically necessary, nonetheless constitutes a procrustean bed because of the way it codifies...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2007) 22 (2 (65)): 73–101.
Published: 01 September 2007
... performativity of identity catego- ries, Baker recycled the cultural fantasies attached to her person 88  •  Camera Obscura and to her own mythology. Her queer appropriations of the con- structedness of gender and race went beyond the production of a high camp sensibility as “expressing what’s basically...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
... their adaptation of Truman Capote’s 1958 novella. The film de-queered the novella, erasing its fantasies of white/black miscegenation and funneling these racial and sexual anxieties onto the specter of Asianness. In place of Capote’s original vision, the film preoccupied itself with defining an...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2003) 18 (1 (52)): 85–127.
Published: 01 May 2003
...- resentation of homosexuality and queerness within film texts.9 Judith Mayne argues that film spectatorship has become “a com- ponent of the various narratives that constitute the very notion of a gay/lesbian identity, from coming out stories to shared plea- sures in camp, to speculations about the real...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
... pleasures of condescension they may often provoke. Ironic reading practices of “bad” films, formerly indebted to the queer cultural practice of camp, have now been reified as a sub- cultural gesture of distinction and transgressive consumer taste. This dilution and popularization of camp...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 129–153.
Published: 01 May 2015
... ghetto and more world-worn than camp, is a fitting descriptor for many of the women on reality series such as VH1's Basketball Wives (2010–13) and Love and Hip Hop (2011–) and their respective spinoffs, Basketball Wives LA (2011–) and Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta (2012–). By no means does the article...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2004) 19 (2 (56)): 47–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., 1993), The Shawshank Redemption (dir. Frank Darabont, US, 1994), and Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate, dir. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío, Cuba, 1993). Through “diva traffic” the bonds of friendship and love are created between white men and men of color. Diva traffic...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2004) 19 (3 (57)): 157–185.
Published: 01 December 2004
... will be queer men and (middle-class white) women. Haynes’s work crucially forms complex visual and emotional webs between the two and so also gives us the opportunity to think through both the feminist intellectual heritage of queer critical work and the purchase of critical concepts developed by...