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Feminist Media Histories (2015) 1 (3): 66–94.
Published: 01 July 2015
... traffic of city life. Mapping these shifts sheds new light on the material conditions that engendered feminist approaches to media, performance, and site specificity. Resonant between each phenomenon is a burgeoning affective economy that rewrote the architectures of commerce in the city, creating...
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Feminist Media Histories (2015) 1 (3): 127–162.
Published: 01 July 2015
...’ relation to film history. Artificial economies of scarcity are indispensible components of the classic film market, but the critic often feels an urge to save a beloved text, to somehow prevent its loss. That fear of loss engenders an affective response that I call the savior complex, which gives rise to...
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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (3): 21–51.
Published: 01 July 2020
... filmic female body added a new affective charge to the figure of the actress. The spectacularized sounding body of the woman on-screen was a resolutely energetic body, a marker of the vitality of an indigenous film industry and a nation on the cusp of political independence. Through her writings and...
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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (3): 172–206.
Published: 01 July 2020
... revolutionary energy of 1968 had run aground, and an ever more frightening world was coming into being. Here I define the transition to postmodernity as the years following 1968, when the contours of a new globalized economy, or late capitalism, would come into view—an economy increasingly defined by...
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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 July 2020
...” (taken from Alice Walker's intervention upon white feminism) to examine the ways Black women have used online platforms for collective activism, especially for organizing the 1997 Million Women March. 16 For Nakamura, the digital economy reinforces and extends inequalities through forms of...
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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (3): 104–136.
Published: 01 July 2020
... superseded this policy, activating a ten-year transitional period before the Philippines would take independence on July 4, 1946. 5 While nationalist moves to protect the domestic economy thrived during this period, this impending sovereignty was ambivalent. Even as the Philippines and United States began...
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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (2): 43–66.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Laura Ha Reizman The Korean War (1950–53) changed the material and affective landscape of the Korean peninsula and ushered in a new era ruled by a military dictatorship dependent on US military power. With bases dotting the South Korean peninsula, former agricultural villages became camptowns that...
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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (2): 148–175.
Published: 01 April 2020
... . 33. Martin Melosi, “Houston: Energy Capitals,” New Geographies , no. 2 (2009): 97–102. 34. Frank Redman, interview by William Owens, 1953, reel 113, OHTOI. 24. Wallace Scot McFarlane, “Oil on the Farm: The East Texas Oil Boom and the Origins of an Energy Economy,” Journal of Southern...
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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (2): 95–119.
Published: 01 April 2020
... seen as trivial, syrupy, and socially constructed (and therefore inauthentic). Like Sianne Ngai's recuperative project of noticing the critical productivity of “minor” or “negative” emotions and affects, here we insist on the potential critical productivity of sentimental approaches to nature. 51...
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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (1): 12–36.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Amanda Phillips This article traces a limited affective history of game studies in order to understand why marginalized scholars frequently feel unwelcome and uncomfortable in the field. Following the work of Clare Hemmings and Sara Ahmed, it digs into the inaugural issue of the journal Game...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (3): 36–59.
Published: 01 July 2019
... economy, the attendant retreat of the party-state from the private realm, and the infusion of Western cultural gender ideals. Yet this interpretation downplays important continuities, and misses intriguing parallels with TV dramas produced in socialist Eastern Europe. The argument pays particular...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (3): 1–8.
Published: 01 July 2019
.... Ehrick, Yingzi Wang, and Sabina Mihelj also discuss how constructions of models of femininity and womanhood appealed to middle-class ideals. Wang and Mihelj, for example, examine how Chinese television dramas responded to the country's transformations in relation to the economy and class structure, but...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (3): 168–194.
Published: 01 July 2019
... author sounded very close to Greenwood: We feel quite sure that there will be a unanimous protest from the women in our rural centres that, evidently on the grounds of economy (for it can be for no other reason) they are going to be deprived of many of the weekly talks of speakers which they have...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (3): 60–84.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Pan-American middle-class womanhood as a feminized Good Neighbor (the buena vecina ) to forge an affective bridge between the United States and Latin America. 5 The OIAA was a key cultural arm of the Good Neighbor; my interest here is in examining some of its gendered dimensions. The main...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 April 2019
... degeneration as phenomena that reveal palimpsests of collective memory and the circulation of affective contacts with sexual media. 11 Attending to materiality can also highlight processes of making, use, transformation, exchange, and affective economies, including places where the reworking and...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (2): 49–82.
Published: 01 April 2019
... exchange. There was a conflicted relationship between the actresses' imagistic on-screen power as purveyors of an emerging sexual economy and their complicated, vulnerable position as members of the Malayali public. Foremost among these new and emerging actresses was Shakeela, whose impact on the...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (2): 19–48.
Published: 01 April 2019
... seen in theaters. Gone from both straight and gay films were many transgressive sex acts that had frequently been staples of the genre, affecting the perceived oeuvre of nearly every hardcore filmmaker of the era. This article recovers the lost history of sexual media editing, arguing for a more...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (2): 181–210.
Published: 01 April 2019
... motions. Additionally, the sonic timbre of a voice modulated across the telephone lines is wholly missing from such performances, an affective absence that raises the specter of inauthenticity. But what can the theater tell us about the medium it dramatizes? To approach this question, I will briefly...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (2): 240–254.
Published: 01 April 2019
... economies and infrastructures. Using archival objects as a point of entry into this history, this essay considers the material dimensions of women's labor as well as the immaterial cost of that labor, ultimately arguing that current approaches to adult media history fail to capture lesbian-produced texts or...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (1): 39–62.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., “National Communication Policies and Frameworks Affecting Pluralism,” AMIC Seminar on Media and Pluralism in South Asia, Kathmandu, March 22–24, 1994 (Singapore: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, 1994), 1–8. 38. Parsa Venkataeshwara Rao Jr., “In Love with Life,” Indian Express...