January 25, 2010
We want to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum on
Television and Media Culture is available at http://flowtv.org.
This issue features columns from Amanda Ann Klein, Zoe Druick, James Bennett, Hannah Hamad, Nina B. Huntemann, Charles R. Acland and Vanessa Au.
This issue’s columns in brief:
“Window Dressing: Spectactular Costuming in MTV’s The City” by Amanda Ann Klein (http://flowtv.org/?p=4733)
An examination of how costume trumps narrative in MTV?s The City.
“A Married Couple: Reality TV’s Progenitor Turns 40″ by Zoe Druick (http://flowtv.org/?p=4705)
A re-examination of A Married Couple in light of the current proliferation of reality-based TV.
“The BBC Presenter Pay Scandal: The Political Economy of Television Fame” by James Bennett (http://flowtv.org/?p=4716)
A look at the recent pay scandal surrounding BBC?s Jonathan Ross ? and what it tells us about the economics of fame today.
“‘Attack of Boss-zilla!’ ? Female Conflict and Generational Discord in Postfeminism?s New Monstrous Feminine” by Hannah Hamad (http://flowtv.org/?p=4710)
An examination of film and TV series? treatment of postfeminist identities, especially the popularity of women as terrorizing forces, or ‘-zillas.’
“Irreconcilable Differences: Gender and Labor in the Video Game Workplace” by Nina B. Huntemann (http://flowtv.org/?p=4730)
A look at the labor politics of the game industry.
“Avatar as Technological Tentpole” by Charles R. Acland (http://flowtv.org/?p=4724)
Is James Cameron’s Avatar a “game-changer,” or business as usual?
“Twitter Revolution” by Vanessa Au (http://flowtv.org/?p=4720)
A consideration of the Iranian elections and the potentially revolutionary aspects of social media.
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