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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 59–83.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Alexia Smit Critical accounts of plastic surgery television tend to explain women viewers' engagement with it either through comparisons to pornography and in terms of visual pleasure or by figuring the viewer as a docile, disciplined subject who reproduces the values espoused by the format...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 206–237.
Published: 01 January 1992
...-Stratton, 1984) 64 and 65. On the Cutting Edge: Cosmetic Surgery and the Technological Production of the Gendered Body Anne Balsamo The Biotechnological Reproduction of Gender Among the most intriguing new body technologies developed during the decade of the 1980s...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 55–87.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of a woman who performs a masculinity that persists even after she is presumably cured through plastic surgery and conventional garb, indicating that masculinity is not necessarily aligned with appearance or anatomy. Crucially, Anna's felt sense that her scars persist after their removal—evoking...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 4–33.
Published: 01 September 1996
... surgeries in Africa, creating conventional subjects of an anthropological gaze already well-known to Western viewers through ethnographic and documentary cinema and their popular and mainstream counterparts. Ethnography, as Claude Levi-Strauss defined it, represents "societies other than the one...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 57–90.
Published: 01 May 1992
... by feminizing hormones and surgery, endo would be declared a national emergency in this country As part of the struggle to empower endo women, Mary Lou Ballweg, cofounder and president of the US-Canada Endometriosis Association, has produced a series of cartoons, “Joe with Endo...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 150–176.
Published: 01 May 1992
... artist Hedy Jo Star in the mid-1950s.l3 Christine Jorgensen, who underwent surgery in the early 1950s and is arguably the best known of the recent transsexuals, did not publish her autobiography until 1967; instead, Star’s book rode the wave of publicity surrounding Jorgensen’s surgery...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 224–232.
Published: 01 May 1992
... diagnosed with early stage breast cancer is faced with deciding between two types of surgery, one that preserves more of the breast but needs to be supplemented with radiation treatment, and the other that removes the entire breast. After either type of surgery, she faces further multiple medical...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 240–243.
Published: 01 May 1992
... unnecessary surgeries. In other cases, good images can help surgeons plan the most effective type of surgical procedure by providing good staging of tumors, including information about the size, extent of lesions, and lymph node involve- ment. Imaging can also aid...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 4–17.
Published: 01 May 1992
... Stone takes as a starting point docu- mented accounts of transsexuals who have undergone male-to-female surgery. This manifesto makes a powerful case for the cultural import- ance of a transsexual identity that breaks with the gender binarism so stubbornly adhered...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 243–274.
Published: 01 May 1997
... associated with them. Diana was chosen because she refuses to submit to the gods or to men, she is active and even aggressive . . .12 Orlan uses a narcissistically secretive and masochistic experience- that of corrective cosmetic surgery-and turns it inside out...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 47–51.
Published: 01 May 2006
... surgery reality shows is particularly dispiriting. Though generally designed to be uplifting rather than nasty, Dr. 90210, Body Work, and Plastic Sur- gery: Before and After are antithetical to any feminist visions of the world: a woman with C cup - sized breast implants feels her breasts are too...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the grotesque body, particularly the monstrosity assigned to the reality celebrity mother. While reality TV serves up many female models of excess from biggest losers to hoarders, plastic surgery junkies to bridezillas it saves a special invective for mothers whose desires for fame drive them...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 184–185.
Published: 01 December 2014
...: The Worlds of Susanne Bier. No. 85: pp. 5 – 31 Belinda Smaill, see Therese Davis and Belinda Smaill Alexia Smit Care, Shame, and Intimacy: Reconsidering the Pleasures of Plastic Surgery Reality Television. No. 86: pp. 59 – 83 Julia Vassilieva “Becoming-Girl”­ in the New Russian Cinema: Youth...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2020
... had facial feminization or breast aug- mentation surgeries, she wasn t yet going by Caitlyn, and she was still using male pronouns to refer to herself. Tellingly, if one looks up the interview on the ABC News website, one finds (printed in a large, capitalized, white font): This is the last interview...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 4–19.
Published: 01 January 1992
... in the Gulf War to the minute optical explorations of the body’s interior channels made possible through video endoscopy, a fiber optics process used both to image (on a video monitor) and to treat (with laser surgery) such conditions as endometriosis (to be discussed by Ella Shohat in issue 29...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 141–143.
Published: 01 May 1992
... Index to camera obscural28, 29, 30 (volume 10) Balsamo, Anne On the Cutting Edge: Cosmetic Surgery and the Technological Production of the Gendered Body. No. 28; pp. 207-237. Bruno, Giuliana Spectatorial Embodiments: Anatomies of the Visible and the Female...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 277–278.
Published: 01 May 1997
... by Anke Gleber. Princeton UP, 1999. Creating Beauty to Cure the Soul: Race and Psychology in the Shaping of Aesthetic Surgery by Sander L. Gilman. Duke UP, 1998. Female Masculinity by Judith Halberstam. Duke UP, 1998. In the Company of Women: Contemporary Female Friendship Films by Karen...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 156–177.
Published: 01 January 1992
...,” explains: “DOC- tors, on the one hand, are cavalier about taking off a breast, and at the same time, no doctor seemed to be able to talk to me about 159 mastectomy without talking about reconstructive surgery in the same breath. It has to do with the reigning phallocratic conception...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 36–65.
Published: 01 December 1986
... her face. She presents him with a computerized analysis that lists a series of minute “defects” to the mil- limeter. Dr. Roberts has already performed plastic surgery on three models from the same agency, who had brought in similar lists. As it turns out, after...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 232–239.
Published: 01 May 1992
... photographs showing a range of results for breast-sparing surgery and mastectomy. To explain-and to help re- duce apprehension about the unfamiliar-we incorporated video se- quences showing a breast cancer patient undergoing radiation therapy and another woman using a breast prosthesis. The end...