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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...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 71–101.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of victimized women by intervening in the global circulation of women’s bodies on television. By drawing on Zoë Sofia’s work on female bodies and container technologies, this essay argues that Campion’s use of pregnant victims and her exploration of a female detective’s history as a survivor of sexual assault...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 137–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., during the scene in which Frank sexually assaults Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini), he makes an awful sound by rapidly opening and closing a pair of scissors. While the scissors themselves may not be the most menacing object, the meaning of the gesture and of the sound becomes apparent...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): iv–29.
Published: 01 December 2020
... forms of legal and social change, recent cases of violent assault continue to make national headlines, suggesting that the outcome of these scenes of public outrage remain compli- cated, and that the struggle against sexual violence is very much alive.1 In the years since these events, I have watched...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 149–157.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and visuals. Craig Zobel’s Compliance (US, is a ctionalized depiction of a true story about a prank caller who impersonated a police of cer (Pat Healy) and coerced employees of a fast- food restaurant to sexually assault their female coworker • Camera Obscura (Dreama Walker). The lm depends...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 59–105.
Published: 01 May 2005
.... The persistent alignment of the Aryans with forced sexual assault throughout the run of the series makes it important to note that with regard to male rape, Oz primarily depicts the rape of and by white men. While a few black men/boys serve as Adebisi’s play- things at various points...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2021
... text for audiences from its airing in 1990 because of an extreme cultural shift that effectively re-authors its meaning. Time, changes in the culture, and stories about Cosby drugging and sexually assaulting women generally altered the significance of the utterance. The episode has been excluded from...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 113–135.
Published: 01 May 2007
... The double strategy at work in the film is underlined by the uncomfortable phonetic and typographic similarity between tape and rape (a discomfort magnified by the feminist displacement of the titillation of the term rape by the more legalistic sexual assault ). Sounding alike, the two words...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 112–132.
Published: 01 May 1988
... compares the Dadaist work of art to ballistics, the effect of which - assault on the spectator -could be compared with film.” In the footnote to these remarks, Benjamin advances a sort of stimulus shield theory of film (predating by three years his more elaborate development of this in “On Some...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 71–113.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the patient recounts his sexual assault on a woman, one of the plot points where his failed heterosexuality helps to characterize the psy- chopathology of his politics. The publicity materials, however, leave the question as to who committed...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... families to confront the love that dare not speak its name. Shaodong is imprisoned by his father in his bedroom, while Linchung flees, again by night, after killing his mentor and troupe director for sexually assaulting one of his underage opera troupe brothers. During the Japanese occupation...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161–187.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... In this sense, the films associated with the NFE reveal an obsession with limits. The normative experience — understood socially as conformism or habit and stylistically as convention or constraint — becomes the target for furious audiovisual assaults that attempt to break boundaries open.13...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 70–89.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Lauren Rabinovitz Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Temptations of Pleasure: Nickelodeons, Amusement Parks, and the Sights of Female Sexuality Lauren Rabinovitz In 1912, in a book entitled The Wickedest City in the World, a social reformer...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2021
... that “her eyes don't want him.” Only when she switches to Japanese, repeating the dialogue of her earlier performance—a script that resembles the “eroduction” genre, in which women invariably fall in love with their rapists—does the count initiate his sexual assault. 51 The viewer, unlike the clueless...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 32–48.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Joy James Stephen Rea and Jaye Davidson in The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992) Black Femmes Fatales and Sexual Abuse in Progressive “White” Cinema: Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa and The Crying Game Joy lames Neil Jordan’s American success story Often in media and film, violence...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 31–68.
Published: 01 January 1996
... the "single white female" that we are promised, in the person of New York software designerlfashion con- sultant Allison Jones (Bridget Fonda). By demanding that Alli's emo- tional and sexual ties to others be severed, the narrative ensures that a "single" subject emerges. But by depicting sex...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
... sustained and exces- sive forms of visual spectacle, motives that are seemingly at odds. The musical numbers in a sense shift the fetish of erotic spectacle in the film across generic codes, but also serve as counterpoints to moments of more explicit seduction or sexual assault. The most climactic...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... with challenges to gender and sexual normativity, specifically, to the masculinity of the working-class miners. But this is made possible through the film's problematic and schematic treatment of history, since it suppresses any consciousness of the solidarities with the miners that were formed, or attempted...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 166–172.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of sexual deviance — it’s no coincidence that Hillary has also been surrounded by persis- tent rumors that she’s a lesbian. Cultural anxieties are inevitably displaced onto these power divas’ hair, which bears a dispropor- tionate share of the burden for representing and negotiating their position...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 171–179.
Published: 01 September 2020
... At the time of writing, the MIT Media Lab had its financial ties to the sexual predator and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein exposed.5 But rather than focus further on tech s all- too- obvious gen- der problem, I want to suggest we turn instead to gender s tech A Manifesto for the Broken Machine Sarah Sharma Camera...