The Face That Launched A Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged A Right To Privacy by Jessica LakeThe Face That Launched A Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged A Right To Privacy by Jessica Lake

The Face That Launched A Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged A Right To Privacy

byJessica Lake

Hardcover | November 15, 2016

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A compelling account of how women shaped the common law right to privacy during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Drawing on a wealth of original research, Jessica Lake documents how the advent of photography and cinema drove women—whose images were being taken and circulated without their consent—to court. There they championed the creation of new laws and laid the groundwork for America’s commitment to privacy. Vivid and engagingly written, this powerful work will draw scholars and students from a range of fields, including law, women’s history, the history of photography, and cinema and media studies.
Jessica Lake is a lecturer in law at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and for 2016 to 2017 will be the Karl Lowenstein Fellow in Political Science and Jurisprudence at Amherst College, Massachusetts.
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Title:The Face That Launched A Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged A Right To PrivacyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.06 inPublished:November 15, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300214227

ISBN - 13:9780300214222

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"Cybercrimes of visuality today have a prehistory uncovered in this book, which shows how far women aggrieved at having their images circulated without their consent brought the legal cases that built the right to privacy." --Nancy F. Cott, Trumbull Professor of American History, Harvard University