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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2010) 25 (1 (73)): 131–159.
Published: 01 May 2010
... developing a book manuscript. Her work has also been published in Cinema Journal and in online journals including Transformative Works and Cultures . Selections from the LiveJournal community “exhibitionism_2,” March – September 2009 Show Me Yours: Cyber-Exhibitionism from Perversion to...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2015) 30 (2 (89)): 125–155.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Phoebe Bronstein This article examines The Andy Griffith Show (CBS, 1960–68) within the context of civil rights news reporting and articulates how the sitcom used humor to reenvision and rehabilitate the South in its safer white image. By 1960, due to civil rights news coverage, racism could be...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1988) 6 (1 (16)): 47–77.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Denise Mann Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Better Hom es and Gardens 30 (Feb. 1952 ), p. 154 The Martha Raye Show The Spectacularization of Everyday Life: Recycling Hollywood Stars and Fans in Early Television Variety Shows Denise Mann...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Jane Feuer This essay attempts to break down a binary opposition between “quality TV” and reality TV, which is usually set up along an axis of distinction based on aesthetic value. That is: HBO dramas are art; reality TV shows are trash. As Misha Kavka writes, “Because reality television is seen as...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2018) 33 (1 (97)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
...China Medel This article examines the role of image culture in producing collective memory and opportunities for transnational solidarity in Alex Rivera’s science fiction film about the US-Mexico borderlands, Sleep Dealer (US/Mexico, 2008). The article shows that the film offers two contrasting...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Kathleen Collins First appearing on the air in 1947, Dione Lucas was one of the earliest television cooking-show hosts. As a business owner, single mother, influential salesperson, and highly respected professional in her field (Julia Child referred to Lucas as “the mother of French cooking in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 101–127.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Misha Kavka Perhaps no reality TV program has been as roundly criticized for bad behavior as Jersey Shore (MTV, 2009–12). The libidinal license exhibited by the cast, as well as the early controversy regarding the show's use of the terms guido and guidette to describe the Italian American cast...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
... from others and vice versa, and their constant association with that which is considered gross (like dirt, vomit, and feces) is habitually a sign of what emotional and economic insecurity has wrought. However, race makes a critical difference in the treatment of abjection in these two shows. While...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of participatory culture with which the new series is associated. Despite the apparent transgression of men enjoying a television show clearly coded as being for young girls, the article argues that Brony practices reproduce many male-centered aspects of fan media consumption in a manner that...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2011) 26 (2 (77)): 65–89.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Karen Orr Vered; John McConchie Inspired by a review of the political theories of Anthony Giddens, particularly his question of whether or not there can be a Third Way politics of family, this essay examines the TV show Supernanny as an example of what we call “Third Way TV.” Tracing the program's...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 109–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... popularity of Mary Hartman reveals viewers' frustrations with television in the 1970s and, furthermore, that the show was uniquely able to integrate a nationwide audience, even as executives envisioned it as a series of discrete markets divided by gender and class. The show, which at times verged on the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 11–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Shane Vogel This essay examines Lena Horne's reputation in the first half of her career as a reserved, refined, and affectively distant diva. Approaching her performance of aloofness—communicated and enacted both on film and in live cabaret shows—as an acute response to the interracial intimacy...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 2008
... revivals. These shows foreground the aesthetic features—musical bodies—central to every musical, and in doing so they demand that we resist the misleading and indeed stiflingly unmusical mantra of integration. Camera Obscura 2008 Bradley Rogers is a PhD candidate in the Department of Rhetoric...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
... visible as those of their male counterparts unless or until they break onto the scene with a feature film. This essay seeks to examine the short film format's importance to an understanding of women's contributions to queer Asian cinema. It shows how qualities unique to the short film format allow women...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
... contradistinction to popular readings that view Yunioshi as a regrettable mark on an otherwise untainted film, the essay shows how the character of Yunioshi served not merely as a comedic stereotype but as a technology of race, sexuality, and gender that helped mediate the problems the producers encountered in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2018) 33 (1 (97)): 83–111.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., creeping underneath the window of the trailer in which Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother. The question is how much the critical posthumanist viewer feels at ease with that evangelical subtext. This essay argues that however self-reflexive Rosetta may show itself in its flirtation with Christian...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69–101.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the temporal underpinnings of After Life 's evocation of photogénie , seasonal passing, memory, identification, and gendered experience to show the sensual gravity of benevolent attention. I argue that After Life illustrates the way in which film can enable our taking the time to learn a sensual and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
... masculinity as being still underscored by a racial, sexual authenticity coded somatically in the “body” of the black male genitals. Jimi Hendrix: The Sex Tape shows us that to really understand how pornography functions as a critical medium in the production of racialized, gendered, and sexualized subjects...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
...” Michelle, and the limits of what it can convey to its audience. Maitra shows how the diffused, “middling” presence of Hima's camera locates Lopez in the middle of her contradictory emotions, and gives viewers a sense of her statelessness, of the unnerving position of being both contained and dispossessed...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Cynthia Chris In 1916, a celebrated artists' model named Audrey Munson appeared in her second film, Purity . Munson's film career and the film itself are little known. This essay shows that this particular film played a role, heretofore unacknowledged, in the development of National Board of Review...