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    What’s a box of “Bakewell Tarts” got to do with it? Performing gender as a judicial virtue in the theatre of justice

    Moran, Leslie J. (2018) What’s a box of “Bakewell Tarts” got to do with it? Performing gender as a judicial virtue in the theatre of justice. In: Roach Anleu, S. and Milner Davies, J. (eds.) Judges, Judging and Humour. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 211-240. ISBN 9783319767376.

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    Abstract

    On a July morning in 2013 a box of a popular English branded confection called“Cherry Bakewells’ appeared in the court of the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. It generated much laughter. The event was the swearing in ceremony for Dame Julia Wendy Macur as a judge of the Court of Appeal. If her appointment was a cause for celebration, the backdrop to the event was the serious business of judicial renewal and the gender composition of the judiciary. Neither topic is a laughing matter. Drawing upon data generated through the observation of 18 swearing in events this chapter uses the gender/humour interface to examine the gender dynamics of the social world of the judiciary as an institution. Keywords: ceremonial archive, gender, judicial diversity, wit

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Law
    Depositing User: Les Moran
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 14:50
    Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 17:39
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/25393

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