- Title Pages
Chapter One“Tyler Perry Presents …”: The Cultural Projects, Partnerships, and Politics of Perry’s Media Platforms
Chapter TwoFrom the Margins to Center Stage: Tyler Perry’s Popular African American Theatre
Chapter ThreeTyler Perry, T.D. Jakes, and the Birth of Gospel Cinema
Chapter FourWorship at the Altar of Perry: Spectatorship and the Aesthetics of Testimony
Chapter Five“All My Life I Had to Fight”: Domestic Trauma and Cinephilia in Tyler Perry’s Archive of Feelings
Chapter Six“Who I Am Is Conflicting with This Dress I Got On”: Madea’s Intimate Public and the Possibilities and Limitations of False Disguise
Chapter SevenOne Man Hollywood: The Decline of Black Creative Production in Post-Network Television
Chapter EightBring the Payne: The Erasure of the Black Sitcom and the Emergence of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne
Chapter NineSpike and Tyler’s Beef: Blackness, Authenticity, and Discourses of Black Exceptionalism
Chapter TenThe Case for Calling George Lucas the “White Tyler Perry”
Chapter ElevenTo Brand and Rebrand: Questioning the Futurity of Tyler Perry
- From Madea to Media Mogul
- Eric Pierson
- University Press of Mississippi
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