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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 161–171.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Michael T. Martin While slavery is distinctive in human history, its enduring legacy and practices in the modern world are manifest in the “disposable” labor that provisions the brothels, sweatshops, and agricultural plantations in the global economy. This interview with filmmaker Amy Serrano...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 71–103.
Published: 01 May 2006
... a history of the wanted poster. Figure 1. Louis Manigault, runaway notice for Dolly, 1863. Southern Historical Collection, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Missing Dolly, Mourning Slavery: The Slave Notice as Keepsake Rachel Hall On the evening of 7 April 1863...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 173–197.
Published: 01 September 2023
...-deactivated2018082), but it has since been deactivated. This article examines the role of affect in making possible or impossible particular political futures. Specifically, I argue that legacies of slavery and domination have produced affective lineages that influence how Black people are included within...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 87–113.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., and the Replication of Imperial Memory,” Cultural Critique 39 (1998): 119. 38. See Christina Sharpe, Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-slavery Subjects (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010). On nonnormative subjectivity, see Fred Moten, In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 67–107.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the commodification of media subjects via the routine function- ing of publicity thus bear the trace of a historically prior social order. In the systematic classification of racial difference under slavery, the baseline of difference was the literal commodification of human beings and the proprietary...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 116–131.
Published: 01 May 1996
... details the ramifications for Black subjectivity of the historical conditions of reproduction under slavery. According to Spillers,because the female slave is a non-subject within the system of slavery, and the father is either unacknowledged (as frequently was the case...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 125–157.
Published: 01 September 2020
... disruption of Black life, including that which was inaugurated with the inexorable natal alienation of chattel slavery.30 The continuity of abandonment and alienation signs of social death is literalized as Milanda moves about in the blighted space, channeling both the immediate and distant past...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 132–141.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the Black female body. You talk more about Hottentot as an image. You talk about representations of Black people on the edge of freedom and slavery. Think- ing about that, I wanted to hear more about how you see it in the body of your work because it s kind of a road map for where the field goes from...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 66–83.
Published: 01 September 1995
... of Aunt Jemima (1972) uses the familiar spectacle of the happy mammy. A version of the fictional character created as a justification for Black slavery in the United States, Aunt Jemima exhibits these general characteristics as the head female house slave: she is obese, eager to serve, made...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 7–35.
Published: 01 May 2009
... is therefore to see the bodily sign of race but also to see more than this seeing, to see the interior difference it stands for.10 This “seeing” of internal difference makes accidental character- istics essential, prescriptors rather than descriptors. In terms of US slavery, dark skin became the mark...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 242–261.
Published: 01 May 1994
... presents problems of legitimacy with the public as a whole, which is treated not as a group of free individuals, but as objects for sale. The phrase, after all, is grammatically suggestive of the practice of slavery, which in the contemporary world hardly sug- gests freedom of any kind. Let us...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
... as phantasmagoria in Bamboozled (dir. Spike Lee, US, 2000) and contemporary art, on blackness as the “money of the real” in Grace Jones's music video “Corporate Cannibal” and Ken Jacobs's film Capitalism: Slavery (US, 2006), and on the assimilationist imagination in The Jackie Robinson Story (dir. Alfred E...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 177–207.
Published: 01 May 2009
... tempo, fast and bright, Obama began his address with the brave founding of the nation, “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union,” and placed that proud moment in direct relation to the grave inscription of the nation’s “original sin of slavery.”10 It is this discrepancy...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 41–73.
Published: 01 September 2000
...- tion, and unrelenting work ethic. Significantly, Howie explains his striking diligence during the opening credit sequence as a cul- tural response to forced displacement and former slavery. I can’t even tell you my real name. Through the carrying away...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 125–155.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... At the same time, Andy’s reference to the legal act that ended slavery in a show that features almost no African American characters — Flip Conroy (Rockne Tarkington), the first and only African American charac- ter, appears in the 1966 – 67 season — reveals the inferentially racist discourses...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 89–123.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and power” but also the unspoken Africanist Men (2006) presence that buttressed that power, particularly in the form of slavery (5). When Booker first explores the city, he encounters a <fig. 3 cap.>Simulacrum of Pink Floyd’s floating parade of dioramas that depicts Comstock’s journey...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 191–217.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of racialization, kinship, and sexuality under US slavery. Ralph Fiennes in Strange Days (dir. Kathryn Bigelow, US, 1995) Strange Days and the Subject of Mobility Brian Carr This is not like TV, only better. This is life. It’s a piece of somebody’s life. It’s pure and uncut—straight...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
... for the Old South and the antebellum race relations “destroyed” by Reconstruction. After visiting her husband’s family in the Pewee Valley in Kentucky, she “so fell in love with the area, 10  •  Camera Obscura with its atmosphere of leisure and aristocracy left over from the days of slavery...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 95–121.
Published: 01 May 2000
... of the system of slavery and the nature of contem- porary racism in the treatment of black women: the way that Pinky becomes objectified by the figures of white male authority is remi- niscent of a system in which black women’s rights over their own bodies were...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of capital expan- sion that continually reduce their legal living-­wage opportunities and foment gendered violence and exploitation in their communi- ties. In these documentaries, women who have survived trafficking, sexual slavery, rape, and abduction share their brutal experiences in filmed...