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From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

TreaAndrea M. Russworm, Samantha N. Sheppard, and Karen M. Bowdre

Abstract

From Madea to Media Mogul examines multi-hyphenate media mogul Tyler Perry’s unique role in contemporary media culture. Unlike the discordant, popular, and limited range of academic responses to Perry’s work, the essays here are engaged with neither celebrating nor condemning Tyler Perry. This collection demonstrates that there is something inherently political about the intersection between understanding the pleasure as well as displeasure surrounding black popular cultural expression. This intersection is crucial not only to understanding Tyler Perry but also to how we think about race and i ... More

Keywords: Tyler Perry, Politics of Respectability, Black Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496807045
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2018 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

TreaAndrea M. Russworm, editor
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Samantha N. Sheppard, editor
Cornell University

Karen M. Bowdre, editor

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