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    The wit of Judge Rinder: judges, humour and popular culture

    Moran, Leslie (2019) The wit of Judge Rinder: judges, humour and popular culture. Oñati Socio-legal Series 9 (5), pp. 771-798. ISSN 7079-5971.

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    Abstract

    Judge Rinder is a British reality TV court show. It has much in common with the US archetype Judge Judy. But there are differences. One is Judge Rinder’s humour, and more specifically his wit. Using a research database of Judge Rinder cases the article examines the nature and effects of humour in this courtroom setting. It explores the role of the judge, the form the humour takes and the interactions and social relations it generates. A distinctive feature of the analysis is consideration of the impact of the audio-visual techologies and the techniques and conventions developed around them, upon the interactions and social relations the on screen humour generates with viewers. While the camera aligns the screen audience with the judge and the laughter track infects the audience with emotion the judge generates the paper cautions against assuming that all viewers have the same emotional experience. Keywords: Judge Rinder, reality TV court shows, Judge Judy, emotions, humour, laughter, television

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Judge Rinder, reality TV court shows, Judge Judy, emotions, humour, laughter, television
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Les Moran
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 16:07
    Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 10:05
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/26482

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