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We want to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum on
Television and Media Culture is available at

This issue features columns from Celine Parreņas 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 Parreņas  
Shimizu  (
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 (
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 (
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 (
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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Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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