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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 123–130.
Published: 01 September 2011
... has been tailored — ­comes as a welcome change from the pain of objectification and identification. The superiority of invisibility to visibility for women, even in a celebrityobsessed culture such as ours, is the theme of Obsessive24’s “Piece of Me” (2008), about Brit- ney Spears. It may...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 69–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Spears, in which the singer — disheveled, weepy, inarticulate, smacking gum — appeared to be having a nervous breakdown on camera as she described herself as an “emotional wreck” due to the relentless pressure of constant public scrutiny, might be the contemporary equivalent of just...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 65–68.
Published: 01 May 2006
... the past or the future of feminism and its relation to media unless we begin in the present. (This is particularly true in undergraduate classes, but it is also of importance in our graduate teaching.) If this means focusing on the spectacle of Brit- ney Spears to revisit and animate the seminal...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 178–183.
Published: 01 May 2008
... your dreams.” Kiki has also on occasion exposed the desperation of Britney Spears’s “Baby, One More Time” (“My loneliness is kill- ing me . . . Hit me, baby, one more time”) and the violence of Belle and Sebastian’s “Fox in the Snow” (“When your legs are black and blue Frequently rendering...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 24–51.
Published: 01 May 1995
.... Takes the scorpion on his back, braves the wa- ters, halfway over, feels a burning spear in his side, and realizes the scorpion has stung him after all. And as they both sink beneath the waves, the frog cries out...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 149–179.
Published: 01 December 2002
... the drugged lemonade has taken effect, for example, Hughie discov- ers Rae’s betrayal (he sees her with the rifle) and attacks her so brutally that she is finally forced to use a weapon against him. Locking herself in a room again, and finally wounding her attacker through the door with a spear gun, Rae...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 99–117.
Published: 01 December 2003
... us meditations, moments of her still thought, as embodied in the long duration of many pieces. Van Eyck’s The Crucifixion (1420) is a painting that posi- tions Christ on the cross at Calvary, his body pierced by a spear extended by one of the members of the crowd below. The fram- 112 • Camera...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 42–69.
Published: 01 May 1990
... Indian warriors gather at a river bank. In the background a stag flees for his life from his spear-hurling female pursuers, while in the foreground one of the huntresses holds her catch by the neck, displaying it for the viewer: a tiny, duck-headed, tuxedo- clad man. Nearby, a flower-garlanded...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., 8 March 2012. 2. Shelley Cobb, Mother of the Year: Kathy Hilton, Lynne Spears, Dina Lohan, and Bad Celebrity Motherhood, Genders, no. 48 (2008), www.genders.org/g48/g48_cobb.html. 3. This is not to say, however, that men are not also punished for their desires for reality celebrity. The Balloon...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 117–147.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Communist Party shoves her out a window. In a neat reversal of Nan’s perspective, Brad stands outside Christine’s apartment when, like a rag doll, she sails to the earth and — according to the script but masked in the film — her body is impaled on the spear-­points of an iron fence...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 96–123.
Published: 01 September 1999
... termed them. Eventually reinstated in the Seals, Jane goes on to spear• head the heroic rescue of her drill instructor, who has been wounded during a covert Libyan mission. This scene can be read as a redemptive rewriting of the much darker conclusion of Full Metal...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 39–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... “Oy vey” links her to the Jewishness so resonant with Broadway’s divas from Streisand to Menzel and the other Jewish Elphabas. In contrast, on another thread, one fan asked what oth- ers would do if they arrived at the theater to find Britney Spears playing Elphaba, and everyone answered...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
...’ worldwide success, the cultural space that Riot Grrrl hoped to clear for young female rock musicians, especially instrumen- talists, has been dominated by numerous pop vocalists, including Britney Spears, Hilary Duff, and Miley Cyrus, all of whom have contributed to the stereotypical notion...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 8–41.
Published: 01 May 1990
... and Architectural Landmarks, 1984); Otis and Beverly Duncan, The Negro Population of Chicago: A Study of Residential Succession (Chi- cago: U of Chicago P, 1957); Allan Spear, Black Chicago: The Making of a Negro Ghetto, 1890-2920 (Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1967). The area...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 69–107.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of crossbreeding humans and aliens. “The benefits,” one of them says as he spears a shrimp from Ripley’s plate and then sucks it down as he talks, “go way beyond urban pacification” to include the creation of “new alloys and vaccines . . . there’s nothing like this in any world we’ve seen.” Whereas...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 1–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., specific body parts act like the lances and spears of the nineteenth- century portraits of male nudes discussed earlier, and the “built body” itself becomes a type of armor.59 Ian’s discussion of bodybuilding and subjectivity con- structs the entire bodybuilder’s physique as the surrogate...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 59–105.
Published: 01 May 2005
... cast members) to see who can go the longest without commit- ting male-on-male rape. He loses. In a similar MAD TV parody titled “Coz,” a caricatured Bill Cosby (Aries Spears) bares his ass while struggling to retain control over the prison pudding trade. A voice-over entices viewers by promising...