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    Cause lawyering 'English style': reading Rumpole of the Bailey

    Moran, Leslie (2008) Cause lawyering 'English style': reading Rumpole of the Bailey. In: Sarat, A. and Schiengold, S. (eds.) The Cultural Life of Cause Lawyers. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 297-330. ISBN 9780521711357.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This book seeks to illuminate what we call the cultural lives of cause lawyers by examining their representation in various popular media (including film, fiction, mass-marketed non-fiction, television, and journalism), the work they do as creators of cultural products, and the way those representations and products are received and consumed by various audiences. By attending to media representations and the culture work done by cause lawyers, we can see what material is available for citizens and others to use in fashioning understandings of those lawyers. This book also provides a vehicle for determining whether, how, and to what extent cause lawyering is embedded in the discourses and symbolic practice around which ordinary citizens organize their understanding of social, political, and legal life. This book brings together research on the legal profession with work that takes up the analysis of popular culture. Contributors to this work include scholars of popular culture who turn their attention to cause lawyers and experts on cause lawyering who in turn focus their attention on popular culture. This is a joining of perspectives that is both long overdue and fruitful for both kinds of scholarship.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Law
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 16:14
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 09:44
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/27127

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