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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 69–103.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ana Stevenson The women’s suffrage subplot in Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins (dir. Robert Stevenson, US, 1964) has come to dominate the popular memory of the history of the turn-of- the- century women’s movement. This essay examines how the film’s imaginative portrayal of women’s suffrage, especially...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 1–35.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Amy Shore Camera Obscura 2006 Amy Shore is an assistant professor in the Cinema and Screen Studies Program of SUNY Oswego's English department. Her scholarship focuses on activism and media, and she has several forthcoming articles related to her book project, “Suffrage and the Silver...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2023
... perfumed powder acquired from a local barbershop” strategically gave the live footage a focal point and dramatic interest. 2 The feminist activists used the media platform of the newsreel to make the spectator a witness and participant in the movement for suffrage. Their adept manipulation of visual...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 26–47.
Published: 01 May 1993
... Richard Bellamy. The “upstairs” contin- gent consisted of Bellamy, a commoner who married above him, Lady Marjorie, his wife and economic support, and their children, James, a weak and irrespmsible ne’er-do-well, and Elizabeth, who flirted with socialism, suffragism, and always ended up asking her...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 167–177.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and his- torical dimension. Well, it is to ask the question, as is asked in one of the chat room conversations featured in Unlimited Girls: When does feminism begin? With Rukmabai’s divorce in 1848, or with Sarojini Naidu’s demand for suffrage in the 1900s?3 These are all beginnings...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 202–223.
Published: 01 September 1991
...” and to allow them to envision alternatives to tradi- tional family structures. I will outline the range of meanings that were assigned to the figure of the “Wild Woman” as she moved from turn- of-the-century debates about suffrage through romantic fiction, pop- ular humor...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 86–97.
Published: 01 September 1980
...” embodying specified political reforms. It depended for mass support on economic depression. In 1837 leading members of the newly formed London Working Men’s Association listed six political demands (universal adult male suffrage, the ballot, payment of Members of Parliament, abolition...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 73–105.
Published: 01 May 2002
... of this century. These years bring together a number of important historical developments that impacted visual culture—the birth of cinema, the physical culture movement, the suffrage movement—but, more gener- ally, this period invokes the significant modernist movements in art, literature, psychology...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 90–129.
Published: 01 January 1990
... for suffrage, was extremely prominent in the teens. The serial-queen genre consciously tapped into the movement’s polemical momentum. A sequence in an episode of the 1918 Pathe serial The Lightning Raider, for example, frames the heroine’s aggressivity as an overtly feminist repudiation...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of the women’s movement and its ongoing crusades for wom- en’s suffrage, contraceptive rights, equal pay, and amendments to child labor laws. As Shelley Stamp remarks, by the mid-­1910s, these social struggles had started to affect the film industry’s relationship with girls in their teens and early...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 91–129.
Published: 01 May 1992
... of suffrage and women’s wartime employment-may have con- tributed in part to their odd research conclusions. Indeed, among their recommendations, Lashley and Watson suggested that ASHA’s policy of segregating the audiences by gender be extended to all of the film’s showings...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 110–127.
Published: 01 May 1981
... this country of more Chartism than Universal Suffrage [the principal demand of the Chartists] in half a Also there is a chapter in Alton Locke, a novel by Charles Kingsley,” in which a Chartist tailor wraps up his dead child in a coat that he is is sewing for a Lord. Unknown to him the child has died...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 4–25.
Published: 01 May 1993
....’ In the Victorian period the British colonial establishment in the Islamic and Asian worlds used the lan- guage of the early movement for women’s suffrage to criticize the religion and culture (and particularly the religious culture) of non-Eu- ropean men.2 In the Islamic colonies...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2012
... in temperance and suffrage movements. It was the age of the increasingly independent and mobile “New Woman” and the stage on which the Jazz Age’s sexually liberated “ apper” appeared.20 At the same time, as the beaux- arts period drew to a close, the urban realist Ashcan school of painting emerged...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 35–63.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the promise to extend capacities, challenge hierarchies, and create new forms of community. For Western feminists from the Circle of Ultras work- ing on women’s suffrage in the late nineteenth century to those involved in the Feminist Art Program at the California Institute of the Arts in the 1970s...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 33–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Suffrage through the Rise of the New Right (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006). 8. Nickerson, Mothers of Conservatism, 169. 9. See Aniko Bodroghkozy, Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012); Sasha Torres...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 1–37.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and against women’s suffrage • Camera Obscura in these proslavery essays brings to the surface forms of speech and racial thinking that otherwise rarely appear overtly in public discourse: that elves (others) ought to be enslaved because their nature makes them too different to be treated...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 177–211.
Published: 01 December 2003
... of Hungarian Feminists” offers a scathing parody of manmade history and masculine scientific conceit. The scene evokes the early history of the Hun- garian suffrage movement at the turn of the century, a part of national history that was entirely “forgotten” during the decades 192 • Camera Obscura...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 25–59.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Obscura polemical suffrage treatises” for viewing (Stamp, Movie-Struck Girls: Women and Motion Picture Culture after the Nickelodeon [Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000], 197). Though pathologized as “unable to separate film viewing from romantic dreams...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of the victimizer. The anxieties that motivate Birth’s reactionary politics revolve around both racial and sexual difference. While the black man emerges as Birth’s primary villain, the white woman is regarded as an equivalent threat to white patriarchy, especially in the context of the suffrage...