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Judges, Judging and Humour

Editors: Milner Davis, Jessica, Roach Anleu, Sharyn (Eds.)

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  • Addresses the connections between law and humour systematically for the first time
  • Contributes significantly to the growing body of research regarding the role of emotions in the judiciary and judging
  • Integrates contributions from law, criminology and sociology with studies in humour, joke-lore, theatre and media
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About this book

This book examines social aspects of humour relating to the judiciary, judicial behaviour, and judicial work across different cultures and eras, identifying how traditionally recorded wit and humorous portrayals of judges reflect social attitudes to the judiciary over time. It contributes to cultural studies and social science/socio-legal studies of both humour and the role of emotions in the judiciary and in judging. It explores the surprisingly varied intersections between humour and the judiciary in several legal systems: judges as the target of humour; legal decisions regulating humour; the use of humour to manage aspects of judicial work and courtroom procedure; and judicial/legal figures and customs featuring in comic and satiric entertainment through the ages.
Delving into the multi-layered connections between the seriousness of the work of the judiciary on the one hand, and the lightness of humour on the other hand, this fascinating collection will be of particular interest to scholars of the legal system, the criminal justice system, humour studies, and cultural studies.


About the authors


Jessica Milner Davis FRSN is a member of Clare Hall Cambridge, UK; a research associate at the University of Sydney, Australia, and Brunel University’s Centre for Comedy Studies Research, UK; and past President of the International Society for Humor Studies. 
Sharyn Roach Anleu is Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia; a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia; and past President of The Australian Sociological Association. 

Reviews

“Judges, Judging and Humour discusses both jokes and tales about judges and the way humour is sometimes used by judges in court. … contain gems which will be of interest to general readers, … I would suggest most other forms of humour- is to get the biggest possible laugh.” (Brian Eassty, The Salisbury Review, 2019)



Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Thinking About Judges, Judging and Humour: The Intersection of Opposites

    Pages 1-38

    Roach Anleu, Sharyn (et al.)

  • Judges and Humour in Britain: From Anecdotes to Jokes

    Pages 41-74

    Davies, Christie

  • Funny Judges: Judges as Humorous, Judges as Humourists

    Pages 75-100

    Galanter, Marc

  • Justices on Stage: Comic Tradition in the European Theatre

    Pages 101-137

    Milner Davis, Jessica

  • Judicial Humour and Inter-Professional Relations in the Courtroom

    Pages 141-178

    Roach Anleu, Sharyn (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76738-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76737-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-09570-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Judges, Judging and Humour
Editors
  • Jessica Milner Davis
  • Sharyn Roach Anleu
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76738-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76738-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76737-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09570-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 335
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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