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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 129–153.
Published: 01 May 2015
... power of representation alone cannot counter that worldview. Thus, instead of disavowing these representations, we should explore how they function as types of black femininity. One of those types is here described as “ratchet.” Ratchetness, a disposition characterized by foolery that is more tacky than...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 188–190.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Extremity: Cinema, Theory, Mediation. No. 90: pp. 161 – 87 Matt Tierney The Terror That Makes One Whatever One Is: Sterling Hayden’s Emotional Testimonies. No. 89: pp. 157 – 87 Kristen J. Warner They Gon’ Think You Loud Regardless: Ratchetness, Reality Television, and Black...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2015
... articles discuss affect as refracted by race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender: in my piece, I interrogate care for self and others in Jersey Shore (MTV, 2009 ) as a site of ethics; Kristen J. Warner addresses the intersectional gender and race politics of reality-­ratchet; and Alessa Dominguez...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... As Kristen J. Warner elaborates in her article in this issue, this sometimes takes the form of the women surveilling each other s style or performance for being ratchet or ghetto. 25 For example, Kandi Burruss described Phaedra Parks s blue eye shadow and Swarovski crystals as boughetto, a term she...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 86–109.
Published: 01 December 1986
... identifies with the crew’s relief, is disarmed by their highjinks during the celebratory meal; then is plunged into even deeper disorganizing terror by Kane’s awful fate. This “ratchet” effect-sharply lowering tension with a leaven of humor, then sharply escalating it so that it impacts more...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2021
... screenshots matched with catchphrases from its successful, original drag queen competition series RuPaul's Drag Race (airing since 2017 on VH1), “Endora Has Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve & Talent,” “Don't Be Ratchet,” and “No T. No Shade.” On Drag Race , meanwhile, host RuPaul adopts Samantha's signature...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of women, the poor, racial minorities, queer sexualities, and other marginalized iden- tities — is ratcheted up in frequency and intensity. In the specific instance of the US, scapegoating has been a weapon frequently wielded by political conservatives against nonheteronormative identities...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., 1994), 12. 16. Kristen J. Warner s article in this issue equally attests to the inherent racialization of identity formation on reality TV. Kristen J. Warner, They Gon Think You Loud Regardless: Ratchetness, Reality Television, and Black Womanhood, Camera Obscura, no. 88 (2015): 129 53. 17. See...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 107–139.
Published: 01 December 2023
...’ Think You Loud Regardless: Ratchetness, Reality Television, and Black Womanhood,” Camera Obscura , no. 88 (2015): 129–53. 50. Rebecca Wanzo, “Precarious-Girl Comedy: Issa Rae, Lena Dunham, and Abjection Aesthetics,” Camera Obscura , no. 92 (2016): 27–59. 51. As Insecure is loosely...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
... set her apart from other applicants; we have no sense of her abilities or passions (other than an inter- est in writing very bad, “ratchet” rap lyrics). While the web series ends with J escaping Gutbusters and getting a new job, nothing seems particularly special about J professionally...