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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 35–63.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of a volitional, rational place to demonstrate how difficult creative networks can give rise to strange processes of what she calls “trans-subjectivity.” The author accounts for situated styles of collaborative practice wherein the radicalized subject can creatively, unexpectedly, and continuously develop beyond...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of a desire. This would require understanding transness as a matter not of who one is, but of what one wants. The primary function of gender identity as a political concept and, increasingly, a legal one is to bracket, if not to totally deny, the role of desire in the thing we call gender.71 In spite...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 95–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Fiona I. B. Ngô This essay explores how visibility and sight, but also invisibility and blindness, inform the production of knowledge about subjectivity and subjection in critical refugee studies. I consider Ekleipsis , by the Vietnamese American filmmaker Tran T. Kim-Trang from the Blindness...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and institutions.”53 Not unlike the chorus invented in fifth-­century Athenian theater as a mirror to represent the people to themselves,54 Bookchin’s pieces highlight multiplicity and “transsubjectivity,” in Durham’s charac- terization, and therefore express a utopian vision quite different from...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2020
... cover image and the behind- the- scenes photos that accompanied it inside the magazine, all taken by Annie Leibovitz, did more than just make Jenner a trans symbol: they also critiqued and reinforced a particular narrative of transition, one in which the body s visible exterior is the site of subjective...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 33–59.
Published: 01 December 2021
...! Reassembling Transness, Blackness, and Feminism,” TSQ 6, no. 2 (2019): 212. 3. Eric Plemons, The Look of a Woman: Facial Feminization Surgery and the Aims of Trans-Medicine (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017), 128. 4. Rachel McCullough, “¿Puede ser travesti el pueblo? Testimonio...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 191–217.
Published: 01 September 2002
... to occupy in the fullest sense what was once, in the cinematic technology, the place of the camera but is now, in the SQUID apparatus, the embodied perspective of another human subject. He or she can- not only see, but be in the place of another, a spectatorial trans- portation that puts one...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 138–149.
Published: 01 January 1990
... movement with effecting a “desexualization” of the subject, thereby displacing sexuality as the central political issue. See, for example, Michel Foucault, Power/ Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings 1972-1 977, ed. Colin Gordon, trans. Colin Gordon, Leo Marshall, John...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 59–67.
Published: 01 December 2022
.... Citation from Malraux, “Esquisse d'une psychologie du cinéma,” 70.—Trans. 6. This is not entirely true. Vedrès's assistant, Alain Resnais, insisted on shooting one or two shots of revolving statuettes from the period in an antique shop, much to the chagrin of producer Pierre Braunberger. See Suzanne...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 131–159.
Published: 01 May 2010
... impoverishes intimate relationships — in psycho- analytic theory arguably everyone is perverse. I contest that within this framework, exhibitionism productively manifests the subject’s irreducible heteronomy (its formation by and in the outside), a dynamic that is the foundation of intersubjectivity...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 1980
... reading from Theorie d’Ensem6le. We see the laughing Laffont seated on the Other side of the attic room-a mirror image of the first laugh-and her laughter seems to be motivated by the Tel Quel text. (The work of Tel Quel is, for some people, a subject of laughter, but in this case, it is also...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... University Press 103 104  •  Camera Obscura life, Chow identifies a rise in self-­referentiality, as in her analysis of Michel Foucault and his discussion of the self-­referential disloca- tions that constitute the modern subject. Or when she discusses modern literature in terms of its incessant...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 64–87.
Published: 01 September 1990
... reckonings. Robert Bresson’ The photograph seems the paradigmatic image. And the image is cur- rently the paradigm of the work of art, conceived of as the subjective, the intentional, from two points of view which converge in our so- phisticated...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 30–67.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Kaja Silverman Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian (Mantegna) Masochism and Male Subjectivity Kaja Silverman Perversion: Turning aside from truth or right; diversion to an improper use...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 93–127.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., France/ Switzerland, 1994 However, the status of migrant and diasporic subjects was already under exploration in the 1980s by those most directly implicated, particularly flmmakers of Maghrebi origin Camera Obscura 66, Volume 22, Number 3 doi 10.1215/02705346-2007-016  © 2007 by Camera...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 87–113.
Published: 01 December 2022
.... Achille Mbembe, A Critique of Black Reason , trans. Laurent Dubois (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017), 17. 57. See Yusoff, A Billion Black Anthropocenes , 76. 56. Coetzee, “Mind of Apartheid,” 30. 55. See Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology (New York: D. Appleton, 1854...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 57–91.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of representation and the subjectivity it repre- sents. Dreyer’s Joan is the Joan of popular mythology. She is a naive and innocent girl from the country, alternately terrified of and enraptured by the high-powered theologians whose job it is, essentially, to find an excuse for killing her. Images of her face...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 108–132.
Published: 01 September 1991
.... These historical citations provide the formal analogue of another kind of repetition, that found at the center of the subjectivity imputed both to the replicants and the human characters. There is a profound sense in which, to borrow a joke from Freud, the future of these characters is behind them...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): iv–29.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... It attends to the way in which such photographs turn personal scenes of mourning into collective memorials to militancy, even as they embalm their subjects in a state of temporal paralysis and strip them of their individual history. It contrasts these snapshots to Chhachhi’s collaborative portrait of Chadha...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 101–124.
Published: 01 September 1991
... and political features into an idealized general equivalent of the subject known as the patriarch is as reductive and hostile to difference as the fabrication of the “tran- scendental subject” is in political economics. But let’s be clear about this: I am not saying that it’s a terrible thing...