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  • Interpreting Tyler Perry

    Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jamel Santa Cruze Bell, Ronald L. Jackson II

    Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due to his undeniable box office success led by his character Madea and popular TV sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Perry built a multimedia empire based largely on his popularity among African American viewers and has become a…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Gender and Humor

    Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Delia Chiaro, Raffaella Baccolini

    In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Spaces of the Cinematic Home

    Behind the Screen Door, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eleanor Andrews, Stella Hockenhull, Fran Pheasant-Kelly

    This book examines the ways in which the house appears in films and the modes by which it moves beyond being merely a backdrop for action. Specifically, it explores the ways that domestic spaces carry inherent connotations that filmmakers exploit to enhance meanings and pleasures within film.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-08
    Routledge

  • Documentary's Awkward Turn

    Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship, 1st Edition

    By Jason Middleton

    Despite the prominence of "awkwardness" as cultural buzzword and descriptor of a sub-genre of contemporary film and television comedy, it has yet to be adequately theorized in academic film and media studies. Documentary’s Awkward Turn contributes a new critical paradigm to the field by presenting…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Genre, Gender and the Effects of Neoliberalism

    The New Millennium Hollywood Rom Com, 1st Edition

    By Betty Kaklamanidou

    The romantic comedy has long been regarded as an inferior film genre by critics and scholars alike, accused of maintaining a strict narrative formula which is considered superficial and highly predictable. However, the genre has resisted the negative scholarly and critical comments and for the last…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
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