Prof. Cynthia Bond's Paper on Judges in Reality Television Featured on Law & Humanities Blog

Posted December 7, 2012 by

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Cynthia Bond, John Marshall Law School, has published "We, the Judges": The Legalized Subject and Narratives of Adjudication in Reality Television at 81 UMKC Law Review 1 (2012):

At first a cultural oddity, reality TV is now a cultural commonplace. These quasi-documentaries proliferate on a wide range of network and cable channels, proving adaptable to any audience demographic. Across a variety of types of “reality” offerings, narratives of adjudication — replete with “judges,” “juries,” and “verdicts”— abound. Do these judgment formations simply reflect the often competitive structure or subtext of reality TV? Or is there a deeper, more constitutive connection between reality TV as a genre and narratives of law and adjudication?

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