An Analysis of the Court of Arbitration system: Status & Power Through the Lens of Laugther

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Sociology
Faculty Mentor Annie Isabel Fukushima
Creator Gonzalez, Marcos David
Title An Analysis of the Court of Arbitration system: Status & Power Through the Lens of Laugther
Date 2020
Description Laughter is a nonverbal communication that demonstrates status and power across contexts such as hospital wards, fraternities, and even the United States Supreme Court. While it may be humorous in nature, the implications of laughter as a symbol that gathers perceived status, a mediator of social hierarchies, and a predictor of social outcomes deems it beyond a laughing matter. Through mixed-method analysis of the Court of Arbitration, specifically, the available public media (i.e. YouTube and Public Television) on Judge Judith Sheindlin and the interplay of laughter between the courtroom workgroup, judge, bailiff, and other actors will be evaluated for sociological and criminogenic implications of status and power. Themes of importance discovered were humor through Judge Judy and humor beyond the judge. The principle themes were characterized by the subthemes of Judyisms, humor through the bailiff, self-deprecation, and humor as it applies to other court actors such as plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses, and the audience.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Marcos David Gonzalez
Format Medium application/pdf
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6z37j2d
ARK ark:/87278/s6xx042r
Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2020-06-22
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1578203
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xx042r
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