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    Judicial pictures as legal life-writing data and a research method

    Moran, Leslie J. (2015) Judicial pictures as legal life-writing data and a research method. Journal of Law and Society 42 (1), pp. 74-101. ISSN 0263-323X.

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    This article examines the use of pictures as a source of data and tools for researching the lives of the judiciary, both the life of the judiciary as an institution as well as the life of individual judges. The point of departure is that image making and image management is of particular importance for the judiciary – an elite in positions of power. The images produced can tell us much about how those who occupy judicial positions shape and represent the nature of the judicial institution and their position within it to themselves, fellow judges, and outsiders. The focus here is judicial visual images, a neglected, sometimes poorly understood and underused source of data. The article explores how found’ and ‘researcher-made’ pictures can be used to write the life of the judiciary. It considers the challenges that need to be acknowledged and addressed when using visual data.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2015 16:27
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:15


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