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From Madea to media mogul : theorizing Tyler Perry

Author: TreaAndrea M Russworm; Samantha N Sheppard; Karen M Bowdre; Eric Pierson
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For over a decade Tyler Perry has been a lightning rod for both criticism and praise. To some he is most widely known for his drag performances as Madea, a self-proclaimed "mad black woman," not afraid to brandish a gun or a scalding pot of grits. But to others who watch the film industry, he is the businessman who by age thirty-six had sold more than $100 million in tickets, $30 million in videos, $20 million in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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From Madea to media mogul.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2016
(DLC) 2015049985
Named Person: Tyler Perry; Tyler Perry
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: TreaAndrea M Russworm; Samantha N Sheppard; Karen M Bowdre; Eric Pierson
ISBN: 9781496807045 1496807049 9781496820174 1496820177
OCLC Number: 930257157
Description: xxxiv, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Media Studies Has Ninety-Nine Problems ... But Tyler Perry Ain't One of Them? / TreaAndrea M. Russworm --
ch. 1 Platforms --
"Tyler Perry Presents ... ": The Cultural Projects, Partnerships, and Politics of Perry's Media Platforms / Samantha N. Sheppard --
ch. 2 Chitlin --
From the Margins to Center Stage: Tyler Perry's Popular African American Theatre / Rashida Z. Shaw --
ch. 3 Gospel --
Tyler Perry, T.D. Jakes, and the Birth of Gospel Cinema / Keith Corson --
ch. 4 Affect --
Worship at the Altar of Perry: Spectatorship and the Aesthetics of Testimony / Brandeise Monk-Payton --
ch. 5 Cinephilia --
"All My Life I Had to Fight": Domestic Trauma and Cinephilia in Tyler Perry's Archive of Feelings / Ben Raphael Sher --
ch. 6 Disguise --
"Who I Am Is Conflicting with This Dress I Got On": Madea's Intimate Public and the Possibilities and Limitations of False Disguise / Rachel Jessica Daniel --
ch. 7 Niche --
One Man Hollywood: The Decline of Black Creative Production in Post-Network Television / Khadijah Costley White --
ch. 8 Thirst --
Bring the Payne: The Erasure of the Black Sitcom and the Emergence of Tyler Perry's House of Payne / Artel Great --
ch. 9 Exceptionalism --
Spike and Tyler's Beef: Blackness, Authenticity, and Discourses of Black Exceptionalism / Karen M. Bowdre --
ch. 10 Mogul --
The Case for Calling George Lucas the "White Tyler Perry" / Paul N. Reinsch --
ch. 11 Rebrand --
To Brand and Rebrand: Questioning the Futurity of Tyler Perry / Leah Aldridge --
PILOGUE-MADEA --
Playing with the Changes / Miriam J. Petty.
Responsibility: edited by TreaAndrea M. Russworm, Samantha N. Sheppard, and Karen M. Bowdre ; foreword by Eric Pierson.
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