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From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

TreaAndrea M. Russworm, Samantha N. Sheppard, and Karen M. Bowdre (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

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 ... More


Diary of a Mad Black (Wo)Man: Tyler Perry, Wounded Masculinity, and Post-Feminist, Post-Racial Melodrama

Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd

in Re-Imagining Black Women: A Critique of Post-Feminist and Post-Racial Melodrama in Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479855858
eISBN:
9781479820139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479855858.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter 3 examines Tyler Perry’s classic Madea character in his breakout movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman. A dominant figure in black Hollywood, Perry’s success depends on the melodramatic story ... More


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