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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... is currently completing a monograph titled “Subject to Reality,” which reexamines feminist documentary films and filmmakers of the 1970s. © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 feminist documentary sex trafficking Ciudad Juárez ethics identification Figure 1. An interview with Vika in The Price of Sex...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 32–73.
Published: 01 September 2006
... that selling organs is uncomfortably close to selling people. As Rohter summarizes, “as in sex trafficking, the marketplace is one in which coercion and exploitation may be unavoidable.” But would Rohter’s argument about coercion and exploitation not be equally applicable to sweatshop conditions...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
... for two-dimensional tits and ass for the rest of my life.”1 Such a statement is enough to give anyone, but particularly an Esquire  reader, pause. Not only does the Web site, BeautifulAgony .com, refrain from trafficking in the “two-dimensional tits and ass” of which Isanov so eloquently...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of a virile modernity, casting concern for the exterior and the ornamen- tal as effeminate, perverse, and phony. This comes to a head when, toward the end of the film, Yunioshi calls the police on Holly and has her arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking, revealing himself to be a Japanese...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 139–159.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of production. Yet in Hostel, the metaphor of the neoliberal, globalized factory as a biopolitical site of exploitation by a wealthy elite becomes provocatively literal: the wealthy pay human traffickers vast sums of money to torture young tourists to death on the site of an empty factory in Eastern Europe...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... The article concludes by arguing that Born into Brothels puts to work the immaterial or affective labor of children in the production of cultural commodities as a humane and “empowering” alternative to coerced sex work. This move to mobilize the child as a new figure of economic promise indicates the vexed...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... “The Stapler,” season 1, episode 6 of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011 – 13), 8 July 2011 Precarious-Girl­ Comedy: Issa Rae, Lena Dunham, and Abjection Aesthetics Rebecca Wanzo Comedy has long trafficked in shame and abjection to produce laughter. Shame may...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 41–73.
Published: 01 September 2010
... or aggrandizing bodies that differ from one’s own in age, race, sex, and shape.”19 Frueh’s opposition between “monster/beauty” and “norma- tive, ideal representations of beauty” also clarifies the symbolism of the objects and bodies presented in Mary’s Cherries. This video, too, presents...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 141–169.
Published: 01 September 2004
... emphasized.11 Indeed, around the time she was making Shoes, Weber drew scenarios from some of the most sensational news stories of the day: a journalistic exposé of opium trafficking in San Francisco’s Chinatown became the basis for Hop, or the Devil’s Brew (US, 1916); a much-publicized capital pun...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
...: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (New York: Routledge, 1999). Other prominent works theorizing the importance of masquerade and performativity include Luce Irigaray’s This Sex Which Is Not One, trans. Catherine Porter with Carolyn Burke (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 129–160.
Published: 01 May 1997
... that “the female sex machine serves not only as a shiny surface on which male visions of femininity may be etched but as a mirror whose reflection reinforces the masculine sense of self.”20 The robot woman is the phallic feminine: desired, but also an exten- sion and production of that desire within...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 93–127.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., of course, was originally described as a disease of the uterus, which was thought to float around within the body and even travel to such fanciful, far-­off lands as the throat. The good doctors of antiquity, like the uxurious Freud, often recommended sex and pregnancy to their patients in order...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 187–237.
Published: 01 January 1996
... as well as "Mexicans," we are trafficking as much with mass culture as masked culture-here please call to mind speculations on Mexican subjectivity from the once-lucid Octavio Paz's The Labyrinth ofSoli- tude," So I want to try to guarantee that we will not spend the time we have here together trying...