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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2018) 33 (3 (99)): 21–47.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Misselwitz’s Herzsprung (1992) reveals parallels in how late socialist and emerging capitalist systems produce, perceive, and gender socioeconomic instability. By rendering visible the struggles of unskilled single mothers for autonomy and fulfillment in environments marked by apathy and disdain, Das Fahrrad...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
... antiaesthetic qualities of countercinema. These practices draw on disparate value systems, but both reject decorative composition. Likewise, while feminist and queer theories have often valued spectacle and surface, a structuring iconophobia can still underwrite even radical accounts of representation. By...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2009) 24 (1 (70)): 109–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and racial identity in the television program 24 . Facial recognition systems (FRSs), in particular, participate in earlier visual discourses of privileged facial imaging such as the close-up and the mug shot, and link them with forms of machine envisioning such as automated rapid facial comparison...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2009) 24 (1 (70)): 177–207.
Published: 01 May 2009
... away from the biological and genetic systems that have historically dominated its definition toward questions of technological agency. In this formulation, race exists as if it were on par with a hammer or a mechanical instrument: denatured from its historical roots, race can then be freely engaged as...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
... issues as ones about visibility, suggests that alterity itself is what grounds the circulation of all the other signs. Allegory's claims are transhistorical, and when alterity is caught in its system of signs, it marks the transience of our own historical embeddedness, a double recognition that...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2010) 25 (1 (73)): 131–159.
Published: 01 May 2010
... connectivity. Overall, cyber-exhibitionism is a more complex engagement than typical condemnations of its perverseness suggest, and it in fact represents a meaningful axis of sociality not fully mastered by systems of control. Camera Obscura 2010 Julie Levin Russo is an acting assistant professor of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 61–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
...-director Johnson and producer Darryl F. Zanuck's eventual taming of Jones's power on the set mirrored the script's struggles between Betsy and her husband. But an analysis of the film and its production contexts also highlights the consequences of creating a masculine melodrama in a system that depended on...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... wish to join this conversation and realign it slightly according to a certain technical and social landscape that one might call “viral,” “contagious,” “parasitical,” or, even more broadly, “systemic.” More specifically, I wish to continue Chow's investigation into the self-referential nature of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
... significantly to the implementation of Hollywood's star system. This article also analyzes the ambivalent modes of representation and address journalists directed at girl spectators and how such modes evidenced the film industry's growing dependence on young female audiences, as well as the broader patriarchal...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2014) 29 (1 (85)): 81–109.
Published: 01 May 2014
... involvement in cinema as a global system, and into the complexity of contemporary Indigenous filmmaking in Australia as a specialist sector that operates within while remaining different from the state-funded national film industry. Therese Davis is the author of The Face on the Screen: Death...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 29–61.
Published: 01 September 2017
... mainstream adult video are neither static nor stagnant but rather continually evolving. Despite ongoing blind spots, erasures, and systemic discrimination, the industry's output is increasingly diverse. This article explores mainstream alt-porn as a particularly productive site for locating ruptures, aporias...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 105–137.
Published: 01 September 2018
... as cold, timeless bachelor-machine. It concludes by turning to the digital resurrection of Thomas Edison’s phonographic female dolls by a no less gendered technology, an optical scanning system named IRENE (Image, Reconstruct, Erase Noise, Etc.). Tracking “female noise” from Homer’s Sirens to...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2018) 33 (1 (97)): 57–81.
Published: 01 May 2018
...-screen. The article finally contributes to film theory, and feminist film theory in particular, by demonstrating how New Iranian Cinema, largely owing to the Shiʻite logic of the veil or system of modesty, reverses the voice in classical Hollywood cinema, in which the female voice is often synched up to...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2018) 33 (3 (99)): 103–127.
Published: 01 December 2018
...-class professional women to subvert the prevalent assumption that their struggles are no longer systemic in nature while conceding that the notion of a universal experience of femininity across geopolitical and class boundaries is largely illusory. As well, she develops an aesthetic of embarrassment and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2018) 33 (3 (99)): 147–155.
Published: 01 December 2018
... film authorship, namely: feminist structures (WIFTG), demands for a quota system (PQF), and a grassroots feminist mentoring collective of film school graduates (ITW). Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 gender parity German film industry quota system film collectives Verband der...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2006) 21 (3 (63)): 63–101.
Published: 01 December 2006
... networks in recent American fiction. “her” (frontispiece to title page) from Patchwork Girl; or, A Modern Monster. Courtesy of Eastgate Systems Subject to Change: The Monstrosity of Media in Shelley Jackson’s Patchwork Girl; or, A Modern Monster and Other Posthumanist Critiques of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 216–218.
Published: 01 May 1979
...Mary Jo Lakeland Copyright © 1979 by Camera Obscura 1979 The Color of Jeanne Dielman Mary Jo Lakeland A careful examination of the use of color in Chantal Akerman’s film, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, reveals a rigorously consistent system which, as much as...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 216–222.
Published: 01 December 1982
... Alfred Guzzetti’s full-length analysis ofJean-Luc Godard’s Deux ou trois choses qtre je sais d’elle is an important step in remedying the relative scarcity of comprehensive studies of film as a signifying system. Given the insurmountable difficulties of translating film into another medium...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1984) 4 (3 (12)): 157–161.
Published: 01 December 1984
... the book, remember- ing that all this started in the transcription of voices, another sense of “symptom” emerges; “le sympt6me et le savoir” is acoustically ‘‘le symptbme est le savoir” (the symptom is knowledge). It is also the law itself - the university as system - that becomes a...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1980) 2 (3 (6)): 54–89.
Published: 01 December 1980
... identifiable as that of Garland, a voice whose wealth and volume of signification could only have been produced by the star system at its apogee, whch announces “The history of the Pirate, Mack, the black Macoco-Macoco the dazzling, Macoco the fabulous, the hawk of the seas, the Prince of...