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    Protecting the judge: a case study in the cultural lives of the judiciary

    Moran, Leslie J. (2008) Protecting the judge: a case study in the cultural lives of the judiciary. Studies in Law, Politics and Society 46 , pp. 93-115. ISSN 1059-4337.

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    Various law and film scholars have noted that the judge occupies the place of a marginal figure in ‘legal cinema’ and in related scholarship. In this chapter I want to engage with the debate about the representation of the judge in film by way of an examination of a South African documentary, ‘Two Moms: A family portrait’ (2004). In the first instance this ‘family portrait’ appears to be neither an obvious candidate for inclusion in the canon of ‘legal cinema’ nor a film with a plotline dominated by a judge. But from this rather unpromising start this chapter explores how a film about an ordinary family made up of extraordinary people is an extraordinary film about law in general and about the figure of the judge in particular.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This volume also has an ISSN: 9781848553781
    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: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 16:42
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:23


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