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Taking Off Our Earrings and Staying Out of Jail: Black Women and Madea on Tyler Perry’s Chitlin’ Circuit

Consumer Culture Theory

ISBN: 978-1-78560-323-5, eISBN: 978-1-78560-322-8

ISSN: 0885-2111

Publication date: 18 November 2015

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Building on the work of black feminist theory (Bobo, 2001, B. Smith, 1998) and black feminist theater aesthetic (Anderson, 2008), this paper, by crafting a Black Women’s Theatre Aesthetic that, for the first time, engages with and gives primacy to the consumers of theatrical productions, opens a portal for understanding the creative ways Black women call into play cultural consumption practices as tools and devices for transformative praxis.

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Lotson, A.R. (2015), "Taking Off Our Earrings and Staying Out of Jail: Black Women and Madea on Tyler Perry’s Chitlin’ Circuit", Consumer Culture Theory (Research in Consumer Behavior, Vol. 17), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 401-421. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0885-211120150000017019

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