Justice Performed: Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law Sarah Kozinn

ISBN: 9781472527844

Published: March 26th 2015

Paperback

280 pages


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Justice Performed: Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law  by  Sarah Kozinn

Justice Performed: Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law by Sarah Kozinn
March 26th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 280 pages | ISBN: 9781472527844 | 4.54 Mb

Justice Performed: Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law is the first study of the reality TV genre to trace its theatrical legacy, connecting the phenomenon of the daytime TV shows to a long history of theatrical trials staged toMoreJustice Performed: Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law is the first study of the reality TV genre to trace its theatrical legacy, connecting the phenomenon of the daytime TV shows to a long history of theatrical trials staged to educate audiences in pedagogies of citizenship.

It examines how judge TV fulfills part of laws performative function: that of providing a participatory spectacle the public can recognize as justice. Since it debuted in 1981 with The Peoples Court, which made famous its star jurist, Judge Joseph A. Wapner, dozens of judges have made the move to television. Unlike the demographics in actual courts, most TV judges are non-white men and women hailing from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds.

These judges charge their decisions with personal preferences and cultural innuendos, painting a very different picture of what justice looks like.Drawing on interviews with TV judges, producers and production staff, as well as the authors experience as a studio audience member, the book scrutinizes the performativity of the genre, the needs it meets and the inherent ideological biases about race, gender and civic instruction.



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