The new issue (06-29-2009) of Flow: A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture is available at http://flowtv.org.
This issue features columns from Celine Parreñas Shimizu, Kiri Miller, Bernard Timberg, Konrad Ng, Aswin Punathambekar and Ted Friedman.
This issue's columns in brief:
"The Making of My Mothering Movie: Birthright" by Celine Parreñas Shimizu (http://flowtv.org/?p=4023) A new film explores the complex mix of the emotion, politics, and personal obligations of motherhood.
"What Brown Cannot Do For You: MTV-Desi, Diasporic Youth Culture, and the Limits of Television" by Aswin Punathambekar
A look at disaporic media cultures and MTV's efforts to target Asian-American youth.
"Just Add Performance" by Kiri Miller (http://flowtv.org/?p=4019) Exploring the industry effects and phenomena of 'musicking' of the video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero.
"Gertrude Berg, Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, and the Re-Discovery of a Television Auteur" by Bernard M. Timberg (http://flowtv.org/?p=4034) A revisitation of the iconic early television series The Goldbergs.
"A Look Back at the Campaign: Asian American Political and Cultural Representation" by Konrad Ng (http://flowtv.org/?p=4035) An examination of Asian American political participation and cultural expression within Barack Obama?s grassroots campaign.
"Tweeting the Dialectic of Technological Determinism" by Ted Friedman
A skeptical look at the technological determinism at work in American perceptions of the effects of Twitter on the recent Iranian conflict.
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