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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 51141–167 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.1.141
Published: 01 January 2019
... readers to a relatively unknown “orphan” documentary film, Forever Chinatown (1960). For the author and her family, the film carries with it a history of trauma that shapes what is remembered about it. Drawing on work in feminist film studies, particularly the notion of an archive of feelings, the essay...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2015; 1395–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2015.1.3.95
Published: 01 July 2015
... documentary practitioners, is thoroughly mired in the cultural politics of objectification. I focus on the trope of voice-over commentary, which has been favored among feminist filmmakers working to subvert the representational conventions of narrative cinema and ethnographic documentary. I argue that the...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2016; 2232–46 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2016.2.2.32
Published: 01 April 2016
...S. Louisa Wei This piece reflects on the process of researching and producing S. Louisa Wei's documentary Golden Gate Girls (2014) and the significance of Esther Eng in contemporary feminist conceptualizations of women's filmmaking in the 1930s and 1940s. The goal of the documentary and the...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2015; 1189–111 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2015.1.1.89
Published: 01 January 2015
... nuanced picture of Iran's social and political problems. Placing these films in the broader context of the history of nonfiction films in Iran, the article also draws from both feminist scholarship on representations of the Muslim world and longstanding debates within documentary studies to show the high...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2015; 1264–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2015.1.2.064
Published: 01 April 2015
... than straightforward hostility toward, the mass media. The program was produced by women who were active in the women's liberation movement; it was presented by the feminist Juliet Mitchell; and its studio audience was populated by, among others, many women who were aligned with the movement. The...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 621–15 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.1
Published: 01 April 2020
... respond to global warming. Figueroa has been making explicitly feminist environmental documentary films for many years; today her micro-budget films circulate on YouTube and among local audiences in Jamaica. Her story resists the “vulnerable or virtuous” narrative, and instead tells of an educated...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 6267–94 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.67
Published: 01 April 2020
... control methods.” 43 Clearly, this is a labor-intensive life that Jane lives, and within the feminist critique of women's domestic labor, it does not appear to be a life of freedom. But in the film, Jane says she is living the life that she wants. And as an observational documentary, the film resists...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 62120–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.120
Published: 01 April 2020
... Indiana University Communications. FIGURE 1. Esther Figueroa, a feminist filmmaker working on behalf of the environmental movement in Jamaica. Photo: Mary-Angela Fatta, courtesy the filmmaker. 27. E Mau Ana Ka Ha'aheo : Enduring Pride is a series of eleven half-hour programs for and...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 62148–175 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.148
Published: 01 April 2020
..., Texas Rivers (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002), 35, my emphasis. 6. Jennifer Lynn Stoever, The Sonic Color Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening (New York: New York University Press, 2016), 12. 7. Roshanak Kheshti, “Sound Studies,” Feminist Media Histories 4, no. 2...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 6243–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.43
Published: 01 April 2020
..., and Viola Ardeni. I am also indebted to Namhee Lee, Grace Hong, Crystal Perez, Sungha Yun, Sanghun Cho, Steven Chung, Marion Eggert, the anonymous reviewer and the editorial staff of Feminist Media Histories , and Jennifer Peterson, each of whom helped strengthen this piece immeasurably. 1...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 611–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.1
Published: 01 January 2020
...://www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2020 NOTES 1. Nina Huntemann, “Feminist Game Studies,” Antenna , March 20, 2012, accessed October 14, 2019, http://blog.commarts.wisc.edu/2012/03/20/feminist-game-studies/ . 2. Justine Cassell and Henry Jenkins, eds., From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 6166–92 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.66
Published: 01 January 2020
... that follows the same rules of conquest and victory as other models of masculine play: princesses are rescued, lovers are “won.” This article argues that the very decision to design romantic play is an act of feminist game design. Its examination of Plundered Hearts , released by Infocom in 1987 and...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 6193–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.93
Published: 01 January 2020
...TreaAndrea M. Russworm; Samantha Blackmon This article, a Black feminist mixtape, blends music, interviews, and critical analysis in order to demonstrate some of the ways in which Black women have impactfully engaged with the video game industry. Organized as musical “tracks,” it uses lyrics by...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 61147–162 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.147
Published: 01 January 2020
... sexuality, as in Emmanuelle: A Game of Eroticism (Coktel Vision, 1989, fig. 2 ) and Geisha (Coktel Vision and MDO, 1990, fig. 3 ). Although not all of her games are overtly feminist, as demonstrated by Leigh Alexander's nonplussed “Let's Play” on Emmanuelle , many of them employ female protagonists...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 541–18 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.1
Published: 01 October 2019
... stories? What might be new ways to generate answers to persisting questions? When she reached out I had just completed my book manuscript Documentary Resistance: Social Change and Participatory Media . As I had been revisiting the history of feminist filmmaking through a chapter on abortion documentary...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5464–65 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.64
Published: 01 October 2019
...FIGURE 1. Documentary filmmaker Ellen Spiro. FIGURE 1. Documentary filmmaker Ellen Spiro. ...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5466–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.66
Published: 01 October 2019
... interactive marketing services firm based in New York. In 1994 Cunningham served as Juhasz's research assistant and a coproducer for her feature documentary video about the history of feminist media, Women of Vision: 18 Histories in Feminist Film and Video (1998). In this audio session, Cunningham reflects...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5419–20 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.19
Published: 01 October 2019
... and logged. The tapes record how she was generously given an outsize list of names, films, influences, and themes, and a mind-expanding list of possible strategies for feminist media history making. The research led to a book and a documentary, and the tapes were stored in a box in an archive. One...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5456–58 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.56
Published: 01 October 2019
.... Interweaving fragments from Soe's participation in Alexandra Juhasz's documentary film Women of Vision: 18 Histories in Feminist Film and Video (1998) with a new interview conducted over Skype between the coauthors, the essay contributes another audiovisual texture to Soe's palimpsests that intertwines the...