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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 67–107.
Published: 01 May 2009
... on the gendering of these concepts, Osucha argues that they can also be explained by nineteenth-century anxieties about stabilizing the boundaries of racial whiteness. Analyzing the historical legal discourse via the seminal 1890 Harvard Law Review article “The Right to Privacy,” as well as via early case law...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 109–137.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Moon Charania This article looks at two controversial war films— Eye in the Sky (dir. Gavin Hood, UK/South Africa, 2015) and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (dir. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, US, 2016)—both of which feature white female protagonists as conflicted but central participants in the racialized...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 193–231.
Published: 01 December 2005
... and media culture up to 1945. Pearl White portrait. Yingxi zazhi 1, no. 1, 1921 From Pearl White to White Rose Woo: Tracing the Vernacular Body of Nüxia in Chinese Silent Cinema, 1927 – 1931 Weihong Bao A prominently placed picture of Pearl (shown opposite) White appeared...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 125–155.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Phoebe Bronstein This article examines The Andy Griffith Show (CBS, 1960–68) within the context of civil rights news reporting and articulates how the sitcom used humor to reenvision and rehabilitate the South in its safer white image. By 1960, due to civil rights news coverage, racism could...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 112–137.
Published: 01 May 1992
...Thomas DiPiero White Men Can’tJump (Ron Shelton, 1992) White Men Aren’t Thomas DiPiero There is a quite memorable passage in James Baldwin’s novel Just Above My Head in which Hall Montana, a young African American who manages the gospel singing career of his brother, Arthur, specu...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 32–48.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Joy James Stephen Rea and Jaye Davidson in The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992) Black Femmes Fatales and Sexual Abuse in Progressive “White” Cinema: Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa and The Crying Game Joy lames Neil Jordan’s American success story Often in media and film, violence...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 31–68.
Published: 01 January 1996
...Scott D. Paulin Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1996 Sex and the Singled Girl: Queer Representation and Containment in Single White Female Scott D. Paulin The title of Barbet Schroeder's 1992 film Single White Female im- mediately suggests...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 327–331.
Published: 01 December 1989
... University of Illinois at Chicago Susan White My critical engagement with the issue of female spectatorship began (in its conscious form) during my childhood, when I wondered why I was so strongly attracted to a woman (Ursula Andress) in the Bond film, Dr. No. By contrast Bond himself seemed...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 227–265.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Patricia White Camera Obscura 2001 Patricia White is a member of the Camera Obscura editorial collective and associate professor and chair of film and media studies at Swarthmore College. She is the author of Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability. 07...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 177–229.
Published: 01 September 2001
... for This Place?': Fear, Entitlement, and Urban Space in Bernard Rose's Candyman .” Jealous Schoolgirls, Single White Females, and Other Bad Examples: Rethinking Gender and Envy Sianne Ngai As in matters of the heart in general females are more susceptible to the passion than men. —G...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 27–55.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and filmmakers have depicted transformations in the meaning of public, paid work since World War II. Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis in Unbreakable (dir. M. Night Shyamalan, US, 2000) Hoodoo Economics: White Men’s Work and Black Men’s Magic in Contemporary American Film Heather J. Hicks...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 151–179.
Published: 01 May 2004
... kung fu movie is Yuen Woo Ping's Tai Chi Master . Jet Li in Romeo Must Die (dir. Andrzej Bartkowiak, US, 2000) The Legend of the White-and-Yellow Black Man: Global Containment and Triangulated Racial Desire in Romeo Must Die James Kim How may I touch you across this chasm of flown...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Anthea Kraut Abstract This essay revisits the question of credit and debt in the celebrated 1952 film musical Singin’ in the Rain (dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, US) to show how white women's dancing bodies participate in the “talent relocations” that the movie both thematizes and suppresses...
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Published: 01 May 2021
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Melissa Phruksachart This article studies Breakfast at Tiffany’s (dir. Blake Edwards, US, 1961) to examine the constitutive role Mickey Rooney’s yellowface performance of Mr. Yunioshi plays in shoring up the infamous brand of white femininity embodied by Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
... cultural form of the white middle-class nuclear family in a context where norms of heterosexual family and conjugal life are at once firmly entrenched and widely contested. Largely overlooked in film criticism, The Hours is characterized by its baroque and generative temporality and intertextuality...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 69–99.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Diana Adesola Mafe Twentieth-century British and US films about Africa have been predominantly racist productions that employ what Kenneth Cameron calls archetypes—the White Queen, the White Hunter, the Good African, the Dangerous African, and so on. This article explores the mise-en-scène...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 89–123.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and addictive gameplay. As the latest installment in an award-winning franchise, BioShock Infinite entices players on reputation alone. Although the game's marketing presents it as a clichéd FPS game with a stereotypical white male hero and nonstop action, BioShock Infinite regularly interrogates its own models...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of race and sexuality, as well as of formulating “queer of color” as a kind of critical modality. Much like Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin functions, according to Sigmund Freud, as a cultural artifact prized in the form of an idealized beating fantasy by the Victorian (white) child, Imitation...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 33–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
... television attention as McCabe and her Pontiac, Michigan – based antibusing organization, the National Action Group. In a protest that was more than simply an example of white backlash against civil rights, McCabe learned from other protest movements, creating television-ready scenes that garnered attention...