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Archive for August, 2012

<strong>Faux Gender and the New Popularity of Drag Culture</strong> <br /> <em>Keara Goin / FLOW Senior Editor</em>

Faux Gender and the New Popularity of Drag Culture
Keara Goin / FLOW Senior Editor

RuPaul’s DragU, while rejecting normative and essentialist gender roles, exposes an “ideal” femininity that is framed in notions of masculinity and leaves us with only the charades of faux gender.

<strong>Prostitution or Oprah: The Impact of Dichotomous Images of Black Women</br><em>Mary Vanderlinden/Averett University</em></strong>

Prostitution or Oprah: The Impact of Dichotomous Images of Black Women
Mary Vanderlinden/Averett University

Mary Vanderlinden shares the results of her study on the influence of televisual portrayals of professional women on college-age African American women.

<strong><em>The Hunger Games</em> and Obama’s “Post-racial” America</strong> <br /> <em>Camille Debose / DePaul University</em>

The Hunger Games and Obama’s “Post-racial” America
Camille Debose / DePaul University

A consideration of post-racial America through the lens of The Hunger Games.

<strong>Comedy and the Social Contract: The Surprisingly Conservative Vision of Louis C.K.</strong> <br /> <em>Carrie Andersen / FLOW Marketing Editor</em>

Comedy and the Social Contract: The Surprisingly Conservative Vision of Louis C.K.
Carrie Andersen / FLOW Marketing Editor

An exploration of the surprisingly conservative vision of Louis C.K.

<strong>Know Your Audience: The Quest for Digitally Addressable Systems in India </strong><br /> <em>Shanti Kumar/University of Texas at Austin</em>

Know Your Audience: The Quest for Digitally Addressable Systems in India
Shanti Kumar/University of Texas at Austin

An interrogation of the continued quest for digitally addressable systems in India.

<strong>Looking at Rock Stars</strong> <em>Thomas Swiss / University of Minnesota and John Barner / University of Georgia</em>

Looking at Rock Stars Thomas Swiss / University of Minnesota and John Barner / University of Georgia

A continuation of looking closely at photography of rock stars.

<strong>It’s a Myth So Let’s Blow It Up: The Pleasures of <em>Mythbusters</em></strong><br /><em>Janet Staiger / University of Texas at Austin</em>

It’s a Myth So Let’s Blow It Up: The Pleasures of Mythbusters
Janet Staiger / University of Texas at Austin

A look at what makes the scientific inquiries of Mythbusters so enjoyable.

<strong>How London Responded to Beijing in the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony</strong> <em>Fan Yang / University of Maryland, Baltimore County</em>

How London Responded to Beijing in the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Fan Yang / University of Maryland, Baltimore County

A consideration of London’s 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony alongside Beijing’s 2008 Ceremony.

<strong>Satellite TV Smackdown: Viacom vs. DirecTV </strong><br /><em>Stephen Tropiano / Ithaca College</em>

Satellite TV Smackdown: Viacom vs. DirecTV
Stephen Tropiano / Ithaca College

Stephen Tropiano examines the showdown between Viacom and DirecTV.

<strong>Remembering Alexander Doty </strong><br /> <em>Corey Creekmur/University of Iowa</em>

Remembering Alexander Doty
Corey Creekmur/University of Iowa

Corey Creekmur remembers his friend, Alexander Doty.

Flow Remembers the Work of Alexander Doty:<br /> <strong>I Love Shari: My Queerly Feminist Life with TV</strong>

Flow Remembers the Work of Alexander Doty:
I Love Shari: My Queerly Feminist Life with TV

Flow Remembers the Work of Alexander Doty: <br /><strong> <em>Modern Family</em>, <em>Glee</em>, and the Limits of Television Liberalism</strong>

Flow Remembers the Work of Alexander Doty:
Modern Family, Glee, and the Limits of Television Liberalism

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