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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 59–83.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... This article offers an alternative account of the pleasures of plastic surgery television series by paying attention to the feelings of care, shame, and intimacy that are encouraged by the display of exposed, vulnerable, and suffering bodies on the program Dr. 90210 (E!, 2004 – 8). By foregrounding...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 63–87.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the representation of masculine traumatic symptoms in both Richard Condon's 1959 novel and Frankenheimer's cinematic adaptation of it. In a period of national shame about the unwon Korean conflict, Frankenheimer first feminizes his protagonists by rendering them hysterical, and then allows them to redeem themselves...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 69–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of the 1979 film The Rose (dir. Mark Rydell, US), and in particular, through its spectacular reimagining of Janis Joplin's death, Bradshaw explores our cultural attachment to narratives of the diva's abjection and shame. By framing Joplin, that quintessential symbol of both 1960s rock-and-roll culture...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of Life stages for black and queer of color spectators originary traumas, in particular the formative (and compounded) experiences of racial and sexual shame. This essay seeks to reconcile the dissonant emotions evoked by Imitation of Life by reading the overidentifications of subaltern spectators...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 57–81.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Iran, 1998). A close examination of Islamic, especially Shiʻi, legal theories of the voice is undertaken, in which the female voice is considered part of her ʻawra , or parts of her private body that are deemed shameful and should be veiled or concealed before unrelated men because...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 127–155.
Published: 01 December 2019
... at The United States Steel Hour (ABC, 1953–55; CBS, 1955–63), “I think it was a shameful omission that I was not permitted to attend today’s meeting.” For decades, women like Hechtlinger and Wood have suffered such “omissions” within television history. This essay seeks to integrate their stories, work...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 105–117.
Published: 01 December 2021
... was shaped by the 1970s lesbian feminist culture in which she emerged and which fundamentally influenced her political and aesthetic development. This affirmative affective register differed from queer studies’ theoretical turn to a queer history of negativity, shame, stigma, and sadness. 3 In Feeling...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 158–165.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., diagnosing shrinks who forever claimed to have “secret knowledge of my ach- ing shame.”5 At the scene’s climax, it rose to a loud and tormented gooselike honk: as if throwing back judgment on those who dared to judge her, the protagonist repeated, “SHAME, SHAME, SHAME. Drown in your fucking...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 117–151.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of the male look with power and desire. Yet those who associate Anaïs’s look primarily with what Tanya Horeck calls the “gaze of shame” do not adequately account for the way in which the film’s deployment of the look structures the spectator’s experience of both Anaïs’s and Elena’s stories. Horeck’s...
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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 (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2007
... with David Letterman, snowy white and wrapped in greens, and, with her eyes shining like ice cubes, the star self-destructed and fell into a dark hole of shame. She was an amazingly bad interviewee. In the wake of a non – job-producing, post-MLA, postcampus visit roller- coaster ride, I could not have...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 173–181.
Published: 01 September 2010
... it, teaching it. They weren’t offering any way out or any way to look at the reality of how people actually deal with their lives. This is also a story of hope, thinking about Ronit Avni’s concept of mobiliz- ing hope, as opposed to mobilizing shame or shaming capital’s injustices.3 De la Torre...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 157–187.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., including fear, awe, shame, disorientation, commitment, and embarrassment, Hayden’s bad feeling about that “fucking awful day” is a hybrid emotion that both secures and disables the discrete forms of his performances: moving across film, fiction, and public life; expressing itself differently...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 145–153.
Published: 01 September 2012
... — gathered at our local queer community center to give back our awards and present Pride with a special Shame Award. Here is my statement, assisted by a Taylor Lautner doll wearing a poodle skirt with a special slogan embroidered on the hem, readable only when he curtsies: My history with Pride...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 31–57.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and racists piled on the fat-shaming in social media posts. Viola Liuzzo had been similarly discounted for being fat. In both cases, criticism of their bodies was another means to mark these women as not properly white and female. In white supremacist thinking, beginning in the nineteenth and early twentieth...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 185–191.
Published: 01 December 2007
...: The Politics of Terror and Loss in Media and Literature (2005). She is working on two further book projects, “Public Feelings, Memory, and Affective Difference: Contemporary Visual Culture” and “Screening Older Women: Desire, Shame and the Body.” ARCHIVE FOR THE FUTURE...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 165–195.
Published: 01 September 2005
.... Redefined as an indexical symptom of sexual dissonance, my devotion to Andrews suddenly became a catalytic signifier of shame, a palpable marker of my failure to achieve heteronormality and, thus, another attachment to cache away in the cavernous closet of protogay childhood...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 93–123.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the beginning of national history” (137). Indeed, according to Neill, the director’s attitude to the indige- nous people is that of the “Levi-Straussean ethnographer” who mourns for the noble primitive whose disappearance she has brought about and records (140). It is precisely on such shame- induced...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 184–185.
Published: 01 December 2014
...: The Worlds of Susanne Bier. No. 85: pp. 5 – 31 Belinda Smaill, see Therese Davis and Belinda Smaill Alexia Smit Care, Shame, and Intimacy: Reconsidering the Pleasures of Plastic Surgery Reality Television. No. 86: pp. 59 – 83 Julia Vassilieva “Becoming-Girl”­ in the New Russian Cinema: Youth...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 5–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... into a crowd, what Stéphanie Jeanjean calls “a gesture of disobedience and eman- cipation.”1 Bad feelings, too. A kind of shame that makes me blush as I play grainy, decaying tapes of labor demonstrations and ear- nest cultural critique to a new generation of activist-­scholars. Pride and remorse...