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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1996) 13 (2 (38)): 60–91.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Kevin Glynn Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1996 Bartmania: The Social Reception of an Unruly Image Kevin Glynn Matt Groening's Fox Television cartoon program The Simpsons pre- miered as a weekly prime-time series in January 1990. Almost im- mediately...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2000) 15 (2 (44)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2000
... book manuscript of “Queer Readings in German Social Philosophy from Kant to Adorno.” He is currently researching and presenting his work for Frames of Belonging: German Film from National to Transnational Productions , which examines the effects of contemporary social transformations on the themes and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2002) 17 (2 (50)): 155–189.
Published: 01 September 2002
... representation of animals, knowledge, and expertise. Angela Bassett and Ralph Fiennes in Strange Days (dir. Kathryn Bigelow, US, 1995) Can “We All” Get Along? Social Difference, the Future, and Strange Days Mark Berrettini Several of the disparate character-driven narrative threads in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1989) 7 (1 (19)): 4–23.
Published: 01 January 1989
...Sharon Willis Copyright © 1989 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 To Live nnd Die in LA. (William Friedkin, 1985) Disputed Territories: Masculinity and Social Space Sharon Willis A cop stealthily enters the tract house bedroom of his occasional lover, a young blond woman...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1990) 8 (1 (22)): 73–89.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Heide Schlüpmann Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Melodrama and Social Drama in the Early German Cinema Heide Schliipmunn During the period from 1911-12, film producers made a determined effort to adapt the cinema to the aesthetic cosmos of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jonathan Cohn This article focuses on the birth of social networking and digital recommendation technologies and their relationship to current cultures of postfeminism and neoliberalism. These technologies, primarily designed to bring users in touch with other people and consumer goods, are tied to...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2017) 32 (1 (94)): 33–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
... d'Ivoire, where she was a Fulbright scholar in 2005–6. © 2017 by Camera Obscura 2017 melodrama HIV/AIDS prevention West Africa social marketing telenovela soap opera Figure 1. Nathalie embraces her mother in the segment titled “The Story of the Fiancés,” from the 2003 series of AIDS...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2017) 32 (1 (94)): 167–177.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... Her films are aesthetically distinct in the context of the formal histories of social documentary in India, which emerged at a moment of political crisis and subsequently came to be associated with instrumental use in education, advocacy, and public address. For Vohra, the textual stability of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 250–273.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Vicky Lebeau Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 “You’re my friend”: River’s Edge and Social Spectatorship Vicky Lebeuu What happens if a “real event” that generates anxiety about looking as a threat to the social bond is turned into cinema? The...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 274–295.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Sharon Willis Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 Special Effects: Sexual and Social Difference in Wild at Heart Sharon Willis A recent issue of Movieline magazine (September, 1990) carries two related articles that capitalize on David Lynch’s name...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1983) 4 (2 (11)): 102–110.
Published: 01 September 1983
...Lea Jacobs Fredric Jameson. The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1981) © 1983 by Camera Obscura 1983 Book Reviews Nina and the Book (Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau, 1922) The Political...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 157–191.
Published: 01 May 2012
...-Lucumí/ Santería mythology, and in general creolized in postcolonial Cuba in María Antonia . As each Carmen film reworks the narrative of Carmen to fit its particular culture and to critically discuss social inequalities plaguing its society, María Antonia resituates Carmen in urban Havana to expose and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2009) 24 (3 (72)): 41–71.
Published: 01 December 2009
... argue that Or, My Treasure is a critical Mizrahi feminist film that exposes the hegemonic social gaze as a political mechanism of power and violence that terrorizes the Mizrahi female body. The ethnic, class, and gender oppression of the Mizrahi female subject creates a traumatic experience that is...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... This article focuses on one of the most commercially successful Hollywood films of 1946, John M. Stahl's Leave Her to Heaven, arguing that the film's spectacular Technicolor landscapes function as a melodramatic device for mediating ambivalence about the social role of women at that time. In this film...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 93–115.
Published: 01 December 2014
... nonlinearity over causality, sound over sight, and suspense over closure. This article argues that Martel's trilogy of life in the province of Salta, Argentina, examines the country's incomplete transition to democracy from the perspective of strong, intelligent, and socially privileged female protagonists who...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2015) 30 (2 (89)): 89–123.
Published: 01 September 2015
... playground for the player but also as a proving ground where social mores are repeatedly tested. Practices such as lynching, segregation, and phrenology are woven into the narrative and the player must sometimes literally decide whether to endorse or oppose the racism modeled in the game. The hack-and-slash...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2015) 30 (3 (90)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Linda Liu Many US horror films made within the last thirty years feature haunted real estate narratives involving histories of land usurpation, territorial displacement, and other violence inflicted on socially marginalized groups. Insofar as the aftereffects of these histories recurrently manifest...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2016) 31 (3 (93)): 5–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Marusya Bociurkiw From 1972 to the early 1990s, Canadian feminist media collectives created dozens of social-issue documentaries and television series, producing an ephemeral archive of a vibrant era of political and social change. This article discusses the loss and/or deterioration of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 69–103.
Published: 01 September 2018
...-suffrage stereotypes and media. The upheaval of the Banks household, in turn, reflects the chaos anti-suffragists believed would result from upturning social hierarchies based on gender, class, and race. Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) and Bert (Dick Van Dyke) repeatedly destabilize masculinity and femininity...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 197–207.
Published: 01 September 2018
... between a documentary ethic of emergency (which draws on material forms like immediations that are ready at hand but obscure the path to social change) and a documentary politics of urgency and necessity (which maps the social structures, forces, and institutions that perpetuate structural inequality...