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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and complicity, not rebellion or resistance. Both, however, use the danchi wife to frame their broader social critiques. This essay argues that far from being the end of politics, sex films see liberation in intimate formal relation to postwar political and economic realities. Finally, I argue that...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 61–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
...J. E. Smyth Although The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (dir. Nunnally Johnson, US, 1956) ostensibly focuses on Tom Rath (Gregory Peck), the production of the screenplay and shooting largely revolved around actress Jennifer Jones's characterization of Betsy Rath, a stay-at-home wife and mother with...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 202–223.
Published: 01 September 1991
... feminine style of conduct, one that finally re- positions Letty back in her proper role as wife and mother. Yet, just as we must not exaggerate the transgressiveness of the first sequence, we need not overstate the repressiveness of the second for the wife’s disorderliness may remain an active...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 104–111.
Published: 01 September 1985
... face The pot is known as a universal symbol for the Mother the Grand-Mother the Goddess Nudity does not reveal The hidden It is its absence 108 A man attending a slide show on Africa turns to his wife and says with guilt in his voice: “I have seen some pornography tonight...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2007) 22 (1 (64)): 194–196.
Published: 01 May 2007
...-five-year- old silent movie never fails to stir a classroom audience. Over the course of the semester, the initial issues that emerge from our discussions of the film attain a deeper, more charged level of dis- course. Reactions to Brakhage’s filming of his wife Jane’s labor and at-home...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2010) 25 (1 (73)): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Maxim not deliberately murder his first wife in the backstory of Rebecca (US, 1940)? He does in the novel!4 Does Johnnie not try to push Lina out of the car and over the cliff at the end of Suspicion (US, 1941)? Does Scottie not hurl Judy off the tower at the end of Vertigo (US, 1958)?5 To be...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1988) 6 (1 (16)): 203–225.
Published: 01 January 1988
... io in 1944 and starred the real-life fam ily of bandle ader Ozzie Nelson and his wife, former singer Harriet Hilliard . Early episodes generally concern the four Nelsons (Ozzie, Harr iet and sons David and Ricky) at home , but later, episodes deal with the boys' girlfriends, college life and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2002) 17 (3 (51)): 149–179.
Published: 01 December 2002
... pri- marily Rae’s. The film insists there is something incompatible between mothering and heterosexual romance, and Rae is repeat- edly shown caught between the competing identities of wife and mother, unwilling and yet forced to sacrifice one love to the demands of the other. The power of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... expensive housing, corruption, and adultery — into topics for public media discourse. Dwelling Narrowness portrays three couples: Song Siming (Zhang Jiayi) and his wife, who are in their forties; Guo Haiping (Hai Qing) and Su Chun (Hao Ping), who are in their thirties; and Guo Haizao (Li...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1995) 12 (3 (36)): 84–117.
Published: 01 September 1995
... tribulations Nnu Ego undergoes in an attempt to keep her marriage intact, as well as to 95 provide cornmeal and school fees for her children. Tensions increase when, to satisfy his side of the family, Nnaife takes a second wife. Polygamy is difficult in the cramped, one-bedroom apartment into...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1980) 2 (2 (5)): 72–79.
Published: 01 September 1980
... does not appear in the film. It seems that when Breuer ended his treatment of Anna 0. it was largely because his wife had become jealous of his attentions to his patient. The evening after bidding her good-bye he was brought back to find her “in a greatly excited state, apparently as ill as...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1988) 6 (3 (18)): 26–31.
Published: 01 September 1988
.... First, there's no way you can do that in China. Second, I felt it was a 'private' thing. That guy was missing his wife badlywhen he met her, and although shewas a countrywoman, he liked her, and she was very moved by that. She'd been despised by everyone for so long. She'd never thought anyone would...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 296–320.
Published: 01 September 1991
... viewpoint with his “look,” and by the use of his flashbacks to recall the events surrounding the murder of Polhemus. With one exception (the last scene of the film), he enun- ciates the image of his wife Barbara Sabich (Bonnie Bedelia): it is through Rusty Sabich that we “know” Barbara...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2005) 20 (3 (60)): 15–55.
Published: 01 December 2005
...- dent elder sister and a modern, haughty younger sister. Typical of this pattern, the film ends with the moga excluded on visual and narrative levels. On the day of the husband’s departure abroad, the moga wife does not appear to see him off, and the husband transfers his affection to the elder...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2006) 21 (1 (61)): 47–51.
Published: 01 May 2006
... bandages after acid is poured on it — she is getting married soon and, she explains, wants to be “a trophy wife.” Each 50  •  Camera Obscura woman says she feels confident and empowered by her procedures. There are no negatives in sight, though we do occasionally witness patients vomiting from...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 146–150.
Published: 01 May 2008
... had become increasingly gothic, and his artistic persona meshed smoothly with that genre’s diseased view of domestic heteronor- mativity. In House on Haunted Hill (dir. William Castle, US, 1959) Price’s Frederick Loring sets about to murder his wife so he can resume his life as a playboy...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1996) 13 (3 (39)): 126–150.
Published: 01 September 1996
... nearly one and the same. The identity of the woman has been united with that of a building; she is literally a "house/wife" known not for who she is but the space she occupies. The print is both humorous-a tiny arm waves as though it were stuck out of an upstairs window-and mon- strous-face and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... line: due to a clerical mix-­up at city hall, a husband dis- covers that he and his wife were technically never married, despite having lived as man and wife for several years already. To the hus- band, Mr. Smith (Robert Montgomery), this is received as a stroke of good luck, fodder for a bit of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 242–261.
Published: 01 May 1994
... early legal text put it in 1849, “each having care of the family; the man to get, to travel abroad, and to defend; the wife to save, to stay at home, and to distribute that which is gotten . . .” The belief in the naturalness and legitimacy of this arrangement was bolstered by the idea that...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2003) 18 (2 (53)): 27–55.
Published: 01 September 2003
... about the relation of both white women and black men to white men’s perceived economic disempowerment. Indeed, the main character in the film, David Dunn, played by Bruce Willis, is defined economically first by his wife, who requires that he abandon his career in order to act in accord with her...