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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Cultural Revolution (1966–76) and the socially detached and universal individualism, naturalized sexual difference, and essentialized female consciousness newly mainstreamed around the mid-1980s in China. The article argues that the dismissal of Zhang toward the end of the 1980s reveals both the...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 77–105.
Published: 01 September 2009
... 1970s that interrogate sexual practices in “real-existing socialism”: Márta Mészáros's Riddance , Miloš Forman's Loves of a Blonde , and Dušan Makavejev's Love Affair, or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator and WR: Mysteries of the Organism . To what extent has the communist revolution...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 169–177.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Andrew Ross Th e Mary Tyl er Mo ore Show Book Reviews All In The Family: On David Morley's Family Television: Cultural Power and Domestic Leisure (London: Comedia, 1986); and Philip Simpson's (editor), Parents Talking Television (London: Comedia...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134–153.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Marla Shelton Whitney Houston in The Preacher’s Wife (Penny Marshall, 1996). Whitney is Every Woman?: Cultural Politics and the Pop Star Marla Shelton An American pop icon such as Whitney Houston raises questions about the politics of race, class, gender, sexuality, and the...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 99–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Seb Franklin This essay addresses the forms of utopian imagination that are produced when concepts such as society, community, and revolution are rendered using computational and communicational metaphors. By connecting recent phenomena such as the notion of “Twitter revolution” and Sheryl...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
... intersects with the indus- trial impulses of the remake, the late 1960s to mid-1970s period of film culture and cultural history has been particularly prone for resuscitation in Hollywood, ranging from the comically rib- ald revisionism of the swinging sexual revolution in Jay Roach’s...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in the buildup to the revolution, when the clergy defined film as an agent of cultural colonization, and arson attacks were made on cinemas throughout the coun- try. The industry was resurrected, however, because the Islamic state recognized its value in transmitting both ideology within...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2003
...) Too Close, Too Far: Cultural Composition in Straub and Huillet’s Too Early, Too Late Burlin Barr At every instant, there is more than the eye can see, more than the ear can hear, a setting or a view waiting to be explored. . . . Most often, our perception of the city is not...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 4–40.
Published: 01 September 1993
..., Quaid/Hauser’s revolutionism cannot be separated out from the ques- tion of fetishism. Her positive valence notwithstanding, Melina thus appears, like Lori, as an agent of castration, which association is made graphically clear when she grabs Quaid’s crotch in the bar before they go upstairs to...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 137–145.
Published: 01 December 2011
... pop cultural and media forms as resources and creative materials, Biller details the nature of her aesthetic preoccupations with the material ephemera of the “sexual revolution,” as well as its aftermaths. Elena Gorfinkel is assistant professor of art history and film studies at the University...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 229–263.
Published: 01 December 2001
... (ed. Zhang Ying jin, 1999), and Spaces of Their Own (ed. Mayfair Yang, 1999). She is currently completing a book on early Chinese film culture and vernacular modernity. Xuan Jinglin in An Amorous History of the Silver Screen (Mingxing, 1931), directed by Zhang Shichuan. Courtesy China Film...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 81–109.
Published: 01 December 2008
... practice in relation to feminist politics, on one hand, and popular culture, on the other? When does self-representation overstep the boundary between sexual valorization and prurient commodification? How, in turn, should a female viewer respond to erotic visual material produced by a woman? In order to...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 97–129.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Scott Balcerzak Known as the Sons of the Desert, the official Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy appreciation society is unique in that its very structures lampoon the rank-and-file maleness promoted by “legitimate” fraternal orders such as the Freemasons. To understand the comedy duo's lasting cultural...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 8–40.
Published: 01 September 1991
... the novel of the same title by A Cheng ( 1984).12The story of King of the ChiZdren takes place in the post-Cultural Revolution period in a rural area. Lao Gan, the narrator and protagonist, is posted to a school after spending years in a pro- duction unit. A Cheng’s story...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 135–175.
Published: 01 May 2009
... distinctions between nature and culture. Chiang's story is grounded in these scientific disciplines, specifically in work on the condition of prosopagnosia, or the inability to identify people through facial features, usually as a result of brain damage. The story imagines a technology that deliberately...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 33–61.
Published: 01 December 2017
... ensemble, Modern Family relationally racializes Asian American, Latinx, and Black recurring and side characters through performances of cultural capital. Their differences deviate from the sexual modernity represented by the program’s core white families. Despite the token representations of racial...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 157–191.
Published: 01 May 2012
...-Lucumí/ Santería mythology, and in general creolized in postcolonial Cuba in María Antonia . As each Carmen film reworks the narrative of Carmen to fit its particular culture and to critically discuss social inequalities plaguing its society, María Antonia resituates Carmen in urban Havana to expose and...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Kantian, gnostic, and phenomenological variants is that it aims to revolutionize the current state of affairs, not to reform it piece- meal. Likewise, the Marxian concept of critique aims to abolish the state of the situation via reference to the suppressed material fact. The liberal...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 101–135.
Published: 01 December 2012
... feminism” and in the second an ascendant “antipornography feminism.” Alice Echols, who did much to de ne and establish the term cultural feminism with this particular critical valence in the s, credits its rst use to the reconstituted Redstockings group of 12 In the anthology Feminist Revolution...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... written about French universalism and its transformation, or lack thereof, since the political revolutions of May 1968. “So thoroughly penetrated” Choreographing Homosexual Desire  • 131 into French culture is the republican revolutionary ideology of uni- versalism...