Collectivity: Part 2

An issue of: Camera Obscura

Collectivity: Part 2
Journal Issue Pages: 188 Volume 31, Number 3 Number: 93 Published: December 2016 An issue of Camera Obscura
In honor of the journal’s fortieth anniversary, this special issue of Camera Obscura considers theories and practices of collectivity. Camera Obscura has operated through a feminist editorial collective since its beginnings in the 1970s, a time when many forms of cooperative action proliferated. In the last ten to fifteen years, a new constellation of collectives, many international, has emerged in response to new social, economic, and technological conditions. This issue explores the potentials and challenges of collectivity through pieces—both full-length analyses and short-form reflections—that address such topics as collaboration in photography, cinema, and video; utopias and dystopias; history and memory; modes of “singleness” and of togetherness; technology, embodiment, and intimacy; and feminist and queer collective practices in media and activism in various times and places.


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