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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 42–75.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Eithne Johnson Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 Theresa Saldana in Confessions of Crime. Lifetime’s Feminine Psychographic Space and the “Mystery Loves Company” Series Eitbne Johnson Since its debut in 1984, Lifetime Television has been carving a niche...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 35–69.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Secretly Negotiating Contemporary Space in the Lesbian-Bar Documentary Kelly Hankin In the introductory essay of “Lesbians and Film,” a special section of Jump Cut published in 1981, editors Edith Becker, Michelle...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 1996
...Aviva Briefel; Sianne Ngai Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1996 "How much did you pay for this place?" Fear, Entitlement, and Urban Space in Bernard Rose's Candyman Aviva Briefel and Sianne Ngai Is it a privilege to be haunted...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 243–274.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Tabitha Goode Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1997 Camosaur 2 (Louis Morneau, 1995) Roswell-The Footage: Alien Autopsy (1995). Abstract Representational Space: Uncanny Aliens and Others (Pandora, or Prometheus’s Return) Tabitha Goode...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 9–46.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Lynn Spigel Copyright © 1988 by the Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Better Hom es and Gardens 31 (October 1953 ), p. 8 Installing the Television Set: Popular Discourses on Television and Domestic Space, 1948-1955 Lynn Spigel Between the years 1948 and 1955...
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Camera Obscura (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 (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 132–141.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Willis: I began some of this work at Temple University, in the library, on the floors reading the books in the open stacks. I would just open up Black Press newspapers and look for photog- raphers, for city directories that listed Black photographers, which Making Space: Deborah Willis and the Archive...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 125–155.
Published: 01 December 2004
... and editor for a small documentary film company. Xander Berkeley and Julianne Moore as Greg and Carol White in Safe. Courtesy Killer Films Dangerous Spaces: Safe Susan Potter For me, the problem is always in content; we want to define the perspective of a film solely through its content...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 111–135.
Published: 01 May 2014
... reception. The author argues that the film occupies an in-between space as a result of its movements between different genres, audiences, and agendas. Reading The Kids Are All Right in relation to Cholodenko's previous films, the author examines how it tracks, explores, and is marked by the spaces between...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 178–213.
Published: 01 May 1992
...Constance Penley Copyright © 1992 by Indiana University Press 1992 Spaced Out: Remembering Christa McAuliffe Constance Penley This was the first sick joke I heard about the Challenger explosion: What were Christa McAuliffe’s last words? “Hey, guys, what’s this button...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 131–157.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Irene Gedalof Where do spaces of the home figure in contemporary studies of transnational, migrant, and diasporic cinema? According to Hamid Naficy, “accented,” exilic, and diasporic cinema primarily evokes a state of “permanent deterritorialization,” producing cinematic languages of discontinuity...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... argues that Ma's videos explore the Chinese diaspora as a space where desire and estrangement from landscape are articulated in narrative form. Since queer sexuality problematizes nationalistic identification, queer diasporic narratives express a profound ambivalence toward space. Feng concludes...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 71–101.
Published: 01 September 2019
... allow her to interrogate the typical treatment of female corpses within crime television. Through circuitous investigations that leave enough narrative space for detours like the settling of Paradise, where women transform shipping containers into domestic spaces for struggling women, Campion provides...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 137–159.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Claire Perkins At first glance, the US indie sector appears to defy Manohla Dargis's 2008 identification of a “new, post-female American cinema.” A significant number of women directors develop female-driven films in the industrial and aesthetic space between mainstream and avant-garde...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 129–153.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Kristen J. Warner This article explores the interstitial spaces between positive and negative representations of black womanhood on reality television. It argues that regardless of the presence of supposedly positive images in media, if audiences choose to see black women as “loud,” the symbolic...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 37–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Jennifer González Contemporary digital artists have been exploring the function of the face and its relation to public space for several decades. This essay offers a close reading of artworks by Keith Piper, Nancy Burson, Keith Obadike, and the collective Mongrel that address the relation between...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2022
... spaces that engaged conversations of racial uplift, which often centered Black girlhood as an especially important site for assessing racial progress. Despite the evolving nature of media platforms themselves, the relationship between media and Black Americans continues to be a tool by which to measure...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 115–143.
Published: 01 December 2022
... marine life such a compelling metaphor in disability narrative? Here the author considers the ways that water and aquatic animals trouble the boundary between life and nonlife, gesture toward the always-uninhabitable space of the other, and become points of contact between the visual and the material...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 55–79.
Published: 01 May 2023
... without references” — in her “preference not to” perform the supportive labor of the domestic space and in so doing literally “blow up her town” makes this early work interpretable as structurally concerned and politically motivated recit in the mode of her later films, rather than merely narrative...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 55–87.
Published: 01 September 2015
... visible borders in space, the film illustrates how psychoanalytically and phenomenologically informed, expansive notions of the body and perceptual field matter for understanding transgender and other forms of gender dissonance. Drawing on disability studies, queer theory, and transgender theory...